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Aberdeen- Angus cattles- strongly genetic related to polled norse nordland-cattles?


This is what I find on the web about poossible relationship between the polled norse cow and natural polled cattle breeds such as Aberdeen-Angus , cf. norse myths about the polled Auðumbla.

 

A homozygot polled nordlands cow

"ORIGIN AND HISTORY"

The Angus breed originated in Scotland from the small, dun-colored horns less cattle brought there in the time of the Vikings / Norsemen. These cattle wide with the native black horn less cattle in the area, and a naturally polled black breed was produced which we recognise today as the Aberdeen Angus, Although these original cattle were considerably smaller than the animal we know today. "

Collected from: http://www.irishangus.ie/html/red_angus.html


"FEHU AND AUDHUMLA"

"Also supporting this association of Fehu and Auðhumla, the name Auðhumla finds its origin, as De Vries says, by the conjunction of two roots. One is Old Norse 'auðr' meaning 'property, riches' and the second one is the root * Humala-meaning 'horn less.' Thus, De Vries suggests that Audhumla might mean 'the rich horn less cow'. Since Tacitus (Germania 5) reports that some Germanic tribes had less horn cattle, this stressed the importance of Auðhumla's lack of horns, in connection with the riches it brings. The importance of the Horn will be stressed for understanding the second rune, Uruz which is associated to a bovine with big horns. Thus, Fehu and richness are associated with non-aggressive features. "

Collected from: http://www.nordic-life.org/nmh/runes/fehu.htm

"THE ORIGIN OF ABERDEEN_ ANGUS"


Like most modern American beef breeds, the Red Angus breed had its beginning in Europe. In the eighth-century, according to some authorities, hardy Norsemen raiding the coasts of England and Scotland brought with them a small, dun-colored hornless cattle which interbred with black native Celtic cattle of inland Scotland, which had upright horns. A naturally polled black breed was produced, which roughly corresponded to the black Aberdeen Angus of today, although it was a considerably smaller-bodied animal. The polled characteristic was very slow to spread inland, and for almost a thousand years was confined principally to the coastal areas of England and Scotland.
Hentet fra : http://westnilevirus.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/redangus

 

Vikingens kyr var kortvokste i forhold til dagens kreatur. Den norrøne tradisjonen angående fedrift var å holde flere kyr enn det som var forsvarlig på en gård. Følgen av dette ble lite melk om vinteren og utpå våren var dyra så skinnmagre og elendige at de bare så vidt kunne stå. For eksempel på Grønland har en middels gård hatt 5 kyr, en større ca. 15 til 20. På Island i sagatiden er det beregnet at hvert dyr trengte ca. 500 kg høy og at kua ga årlig ca. 1100 kg melk. ( Helge Ingstad, Landet under Leidarstjernen, 1959,1995).  Kuene gikk fritt ute om sommeren, men vinterstid ble de holdt inne. På Grønland er det funnet fjøs(rom) med båser. Båsene var skilt med store flate steiner som stod på høykant slik at det ble en vegg mellom båsene. Kyr ble også brukt som trekkdyr. (Else Rosendahl, Vikingenes verden, Vikingene hjemme og ude, 1987.) I den norrøne mytologien har kua en sentral plass og her kan nevnes urkua Audhumbla som står i Ginnunagap og slikker salt fra de rimfrostdekte steinene. Beyla, Freis tjenerinne som er nevnt i Lokasenna, er kanskje fruktbarhetsgudinne eller demon knyttet til kreaturavlen. Jotunene Hymir og Thrym har sorte okser, som Tor setter til livs med stor appetitt. Tor brukte hodet til Hymirs okse, Himinbriotr, som agn da han fisket etter midgårdsormen.Kilde:

Hentet fra: http://www.vikingfestival.no/husdyr.htm

in several ways. Among other things, the ancient Scottish fonts that use the names commonly used "Humble," "humlies," and "homyl" to describe their polled cows and bulls. In prehistoric Europe

 

Other historical sources (Tacitus )said that  some  Germanic tribes that held polled cattle in their herds.

An important reason that the Vikings could conquer new lands were just
for the reason that they kept large cattle herds and took cattle with them in longships out in the world. Small and polled vikingkyr was easier to deal with in the barn and in the field, especially when they were stowed along with people and goods in the long ships.

 

Auðumbla-polled wealth!

 

In the beginning was the cold and heat. Between frost and fog and fire and
steam, it was a dark, empty gap of nothing. Here was the jotun and
frost giant  Ymir created, or Aurgelmir ( as he also was named) made by aur -
ice and mud. It was cold and the frost giant was hungry. Then Allfather created a cow of the same aur. She was named Auðumbla, which means polled wealth.
Auðumbla gave care, milk and heat to the giant. She feed her self by by licking the salt ice  of the stones in Ginnungagap.

Audhumla was huge, and plenty milk flowed from her like waterfalls, and so did
Ymir abundant food and become a giant. He was since the origin of the Jotun giants,
Auðumbla is also the origin of fehu runes in the Norse Futhark alphabet.
This rune stands for prosperity and wealth, and put into context with
the tame and peaceful hornløs-cattle. In the English language is used even
fee for cash.

Another important rune, namely Uruz-rune, represents the creative creative
power of the beast and was more related to the wild fierce horn cattle.

In the Norse tradition, the cows and bulls was associated with power and wealth.
The Jotunking Hymir and Trym had many cows and black fleshy bulls
that the god Thor eat  with great appetite. Thor used the head
of Tryms big bull Himinbriotr (meaning heavenly bull) as bait when he was fishing the Midtgård-seabeast.

Freely after the Norse tradition, Asbjørn L. Hansen

 

 

 

 

"Sculpture outside the dairy in Selfoss in the South Island, which represent
the polled Auðumbla and Ymir nursing under the".

 

 

 

Photo: Asbjørn Leonhard Hansen

 

Snowy Arctic Angus cattles

 

 

 

 
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