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In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses from lightning's wrath.

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: The game of the Four Seasons: making 7-sided dice


These Ancient Toys Prove That Times Haven’t Changed That Much

But toys didn't have to be elaborate to be beloved. This horse you was carved from a single piece of wood, and was loved by a Viking child in the 900s.

Hedgehog toy from 1500-1200 BC. Found at the temple of Inshushinak in the city of Susa, capital of the ancient Elamite civilization (in modern day Iran).