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Blutwölfin
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 09:44 PM
The hair styles that the Germans used were variable, there was no such thing as a "common hairstyle", however; it is known that Thralls (slaves) had very short hair and that the average man had his hair a little longer, (shoulder length) many men also carried moustaches and beards but long beards were mostly worn by the more important persons because beards and mustaches were a sign of status among our ancestors.

An exception to this rule was the tribe of the Chattians who grew their hair and beards so long that it covered their entire face, only when they had killed an enemy in battle they had proven themselves worthy of their parents and were allowed to cut off their hair and show their faces again, the hairy warriors were always positioned on the front ranks of the army so that they had a bigger chance of slaying an enemy, the really fanatical warriors also wore an iron ring around their necks (which was considered a dishonourful symbol of servitude) and only took it off again after killing an opponent.

Another peculiar hair style was the "Suebian knot"; one combed his hair to the right side of the head, twisted it together, and laid a knot in it, especially the Suebians after whom it was named used this hair style.
Germanic warriors in battle sometimes coloured their hair to look more impressive, according to Roman accounts they dyed their hair firery red and wore it loose on their heads so that it would flutter around when they moved, which gave them an extra fierce appearance, it is also believed that they bleached their hair with bleach or lime and then combed it backwards over their heads just like the Celts did.

Women often had long hair that was sometimes braided or intertwined and even decorated with flowers or beautiful hair pins, hair styles were also adapted to the profession someone had; a warrior often chose to keep his hair (and beard) short so that the enemy couldn't grab it to pull his head backwards and slit his throat, the Romans even had a rule in their army; hair should be kept short enough so that it was impossible to get hold of it and pull.

Unlike the modern misconception the Germans were no uncivilized barbarians with dirty hair and unkemped beards; every man carried at least a comb and hygiene was considered very important, even a bloodthirsty warrior needs to look good for the ladies now and then.

Actually combing ones hair was even associated with cultivation and civilization in the Germanic culture, when the Germans claimed a new land they even buried combs in the soil as a sign of their new posession over it.

newenstad
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:20 PM
[QUOTE=Blutwölfin
every man carried at least a comb and hygiene was considered very important, even a bloodthirsty warrior needs to look good for the ladies now and then
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and once again today: it´s all for...

Blood_Axis
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:24 PM
and once again today: it´s all for...
Say it: it's all for the boobies :D

Constantinus
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:28 PM
(edited out obnoxious example of precisely what should NOT be in here).

You have the lounge if you wish to engage in such boorish, asinine talk.
Do not post such rubbish in this section again. Germanic culture, and it's preservation, is not a canvas for such complete crud. Do not push me. :kaioken1:

SURT.

anonymaus
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:29 PM
After reading this article the other day I went and researched this, and the liming of the hair and so on.. quite interesting. I'm not convinced the knot would look so great on me though.. :laugh:

I think the spiky limed hair might be a nice choice though :D

http://www.walespast.com/article_images/69-2s.jpg

Like that fella! He's not only cool, he's aerodynamic


Say it: it's all for the boobies :D

:stop0000: You're fired too. Ask Arcturus where the boxes are and get packing!

:D

Arcturus
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:31 PM
We have got to stop, this place is starting to look like Panf.

Blood_Axis
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Indeed ;)

Zyklop
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Portrayals of Bastarni warriors wearing a Suebian knot:

http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5122&stc=1

Blutwölfin
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Can we PLEASE stop that talking about female sexual characteristics in this part of the forum? Thanks a lot.

anonymaus
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 07:45 PM
It would seem the photo I linked isn't working. It's an old Welsh coin depicting a man with "limed" hair. Let me see if I can get it attached here.

http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5124&stc=1

Best I can do for now. Interesting depiction, I expected it to be more "wild" out to the sides and standing up straight and such.

Vanir
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 07:54 PM
It would seem the photo I linked isn't working. It's an old Welsh coin depicting a man with "limed" hair. Let me see if I can get it attached here.

That's funny, I could see it just a few moments ago also.
Here are two such Celtic Coin profiles I have on file...
http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5125&stc=1
http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5126&stc=1

Nordgau
Friday, June 17th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Marsh body of Osterby:

http://www.osterby.de/osterby/Moorleichenfund/Suebenkopf.jpg

Of Dätgen:

http://www.amt-nortorf-land.de/bilder/kopf_daetgen.jpg