Ours is not solely a warrior religion, and unfortunately that is what is hyped the most. Ours is an AGRICULTURAL religion. If you truly examine all of our rites and holy days, they focus on vitality and survival and thus, especially the major holy tides, connect with key moments in an agricultural culture from the harvest to livestock management. Yes we honored the ancestors, and we spent time to honor those who died in good service to their community. Women who died in childbirth were JUST as highly honored as men who died in battle in some communities. A poet or skald could be just as honored as any warrior, etc.