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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #250 on: January 17, 2018, 05:51:11 PM »
I found a neat YT channel if you're interested in Norse mythology- Jackson Crawford.
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« Reply #251 on: January 18, 2018, 10:49:05 PM »
I used to have a hardcover book of Norse mythology and it had all the classic tales. I got it for $0.25 at an old book fair at the middle school library years ago as a kid. I lost it in a move and haven't had it for years, and for the life of me I can't remember the title or the author. I think the author was a woman but I can't remember her name. Anyhow it had illustrations every 10 or 15 pages or so. It was a really nice book. I don't know what protocol the library used to decide which books to keep and which to sell but this one was a real gem of a find for a quarter.

I searched around online and there are some many books on the topic it would be impossible to guess which one to get. And it might be out of print now anyway.

As for the TV series, my wife has lost interest. I'm kind of at the same place. They just dropped the Rollo character altogether and we never find out what happened with him and his wife.

Ragnar is gone. Things in Kattegat have developed to a point where suspension of disbelief is much more difficult now. I haven't watched the most recent episode. Maybe this weekend.

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« Reply #252 on: January 18, 2018, 11:41:55 PM »
I don't think we've heard or seen the last of Rollo, just yet.8)  He was discussed briefly in the last episode and the final episode of the year is upcoming.  Ivar the Boneless NEEDS to meet an end fitting his despicable nature, unless there's another season in the works.  Floki's gone off the deep end and become the Viking version of a flower-child, so there's no telling what his fate is.:shrug: :popcorn:
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« Reply #253 on: January 19, 2018, 08:59:32 AM »
While I really like the costumes and the locale they shoot the episodes in the rest of it has left me behind.  Just can't get interested in.
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« Reply #254 on: January 22, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
Stan

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« Reply #255 on: January 22, 2018, 10:59:20 PM »
Didn't someone mention they film in Ireland?

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« Reply #256 on: January 23, 2018, 09:16:13 AM »
Ireland, Canada, and a studio in England is where it is filmed.
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« Reply #257 on: January 23, 2018, 12:26:21 PM »
I don't think we've heard or seen the last of Rollo, just yet.8)  He was discussed briefly in the last episode and the final episode of the year is upcoming.  Ivar the Boneless NEEDS to meet an end fitting his despicable nature, unless there's another season in the works.  Floki's gone off the deep end and become the Viking version of a flower-child, so there's no telling what his fate is.:shrug: :popcorn:

you made me curious about Flokis fate. So he found some respect for Muhammadans.
  Imagine my shock!

I saw online that the show has sparked interest in Native European Aboriginal beliefs. That sounds like a very good thing.
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« Reply #258 on: January 24, 2018, 05:47:04 PM »
Tonight is Viking night, again. :duel: I have a hunch we'll be seeing Rollo again, too. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #259 on: January 25, 2018, 05:25:48 PM »
In addition to the phd dude above
I also like the presentations by the Hurstwic reenactment/larp/ martial arts group YT channel:  thorleifr

If you're interested in the history without Iron Age hells angels these are a good start :cheers:
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« Reply #260 on: October 15, 2018, 12:26:39 PM »
Just an FYI for any of the cutthroats that are still following the series.....I saw a notice on the History Channel last night that this year's season of VIKINGS begins on November 28th.  :duel:

My phone will go BOING an hour before it starts so I can set it to DVR.....I hate commercials! >:(
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« Reply #261 on: October 15, 2018, 12:37:22 PM »
November 28 is a month and a half away I think.  I can't remember anything that far off, but have written it on the calendar of events.  If I remember to look at it it will work.  Thanks.
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« Reply #262 on: October 26, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
This tidbit came up on my news page this morning.  Kind of interesting.....

https://gizmodo.com/how-industrial-scale-tar-production-powered-the-viking-1830022086/amp
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« Reply #263 on: October 26, 2018, 03:07:06 PM »
Quite interesting.

It also leads to other interesting articles.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #264 on: November 28, 2018, 05:12:52 PM »
The new season opener of THE VIKINGS starts to tonight on THE HISTORY CHANNEL. :duel:
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« Reply #265 on: November 28, 2018, 05:56:24 PM »
What year is this season set in?
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« Reply #266 on: December 28, 2018, 09:46:09 AM »
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« Reply #267 on: December 28, 2018, 03:21:48 PM »
Hey, I was eating a Baby Ruth for crying out loud.   :-X

Interesting about the worms and other parasites.  I have seen a few coprolites from ancient southwest sites but that is a first for a Viking.  Wonder why they posted this after finding it so long ago?
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« Reply #268 on: January 19, 2019, 09:44:36 PM »
It's just not the same since Ragnar is gone. But I will have to give the new season a go. I am currently catching up on the Oak Island show.

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« Reply #269 on: December 04, 2019, 10:31:45 PM »
The first of the 'finale' season of THE VIKINGS aired tonight.  I'm going to keep viewing it until the bitter end.....granted, it's a madeup story line, BUT according to my research the history, or what is known of it, is pretty much right on!  :shrug:

Even if you think it's all 'bs' ....the ships, clothing, villages, and beliefs are well represented & worth seeing on film....the producers did their homework in aces!   A  VERY well done and researched presentation with recent archeological backup as evidence!....IMHO! >:D



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« Reply #270 on: December 05, 2019, 05:45:07 AM »
The first of the 'finale' season of THE VIKINGS aired tonight.  I'm going to keep viewing it until the bitter end.....granted, it's a madeup story line, BUT according to my research the history, or what is known of it, is pretty much right on!  :shrug:

Even if you think it's all 'bs' ....the ships, clothing, villages, and beliefs are well represented & worth seeing on film....the producers did their homework in aces!   A  VERY well done and researched presentation with recent archeological backup as evidence!....IMHO! >:D



The ball's in your court, Moe! :duel: :rofl:

 LOL, thanks for remembering me old friend, and for the well intentioned heads up,  that link about the Viking POS found at the bank site was interesting,  it probably goes a long way in answering the question of why the Vikings were such a despicable lot of sub humans,  being infected with worms in your gut from birth to death can make a person pretty damned grouchy. 
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« Reply #271 on: December 05, 2019, 06:35:26 AM »
Geez Moe,  that sounds like some employees I had when I had my landscaping business.
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« Reply #272 on: December 05, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
The Vikings series was on and we couldn't figure out who was who or what was what.  Guess we will have to watch it with a bit more attention.  What I did see was pretty gory. 
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« Reply #273 on: December 06, 2019, 08:18:15 AM »
The Vikings series was on and we couldn't figure out who was who or what was what.  Guess we will have to watch it with a bit more attention.  What I did see was pretty gory.

 Not the sort of folks you'd want as neighbors (even from far away),  is that what you're saying. 

 Being a big fan of history, especially living history either through reenacting or in film form when done accurately I was excited about the Vikings when it started to be advertised and trailers were released, early into the first episode that I watched the main character was welcoming his brother home from an adventure,  he left the house for a short time to get some food and drink leaving his young wife alone with his brother, not more than a few seconds after leaving the returning brother attacked and brutally raped his brothers wife like it was the thing to do when you're a Viking.
 As most here know, I haven't led a sheltered life, a career in LE gives you a pretty good understanding of the good and evil that can be found in people, but that scene was an accurate depiction of a depraved act that actually shocked my senses enough that I never wanted to watch another episode again, and I haven't, nor have I ever viewed Viking people as anything but sub human beings since.   
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« Reply #274 on: December 06, 2019, 09:39:07 AM »
I know you realize that what the series depicts Vikings doing is based on entertainment and not a lot of hard factual evidence.  I agree with you that the violence on the series is more than I care to watch but I would not condemn Vikings as sub-human.  There was probably no difference in the barbarism of the Vikings from any other European culture and the middle east, the new world Indians, Incas, Aztecs, and Mayans, and major cultures of Africa were every bit as violent and cruel as their Viking contemporaries.  The Chinese and Japanese were pretty nasty too.  The fact is the whole world was a violent and unforgiving place.......... and still is.  Witness the events in India the last few days.

Viking contributions to the world are many and coming out of the north country they were a tough and able civilization that wandered far and wide expanding human knowledge of the world. 

Here are six contributions they are given credit for: 

 https://www.history.com/news/6-things-we-owe-to-the-vikings

In addition they are also credited with the magnetic compass, the sun compass, and a tent design that was quite versatile. 
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« Reply #275 on: December 06, 2019, 11:19:08 AM »
Interesting list, Stan! :cheers:

I LOVE the Viking Ships  :canoe: .....basically, a giant lapstraked hull canoe design with a very seaworthy displacement-style hull that was a marvel of efficiency with provision for power from sail, oars or poling.  Their shallow draft allowed penetrating coastal estuaries and rivers whether they were raiding or exploring country that was suitable for future farming operations.....whic h was their PRIME reason for exploration in the first place. :coffee:

Sure, they were violent, but who wasn't back then? Subhuman....that's a bit of a stretch, ain't it? :lol:
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« Reply #276 on: December 06, 2019, 05:48:30 PM »
     Robert Asp built the Hjemkomst in the '70's, but passed away  before he could complete the sail to Norway. His Children completed the voyage in the early '80's.
     I remember when he put the call out looking for oak, suitable for ship building. It became quite a ship and became a source of pride for the Scandinavian community in the surrounding region. I think everyone got behind his project and was rooting for him. It is the real deal. The first part of the video kind of drags along but about a third of the way through, the story kicks off.

     

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« Reply #277 on: December 06, 2019, 06:16:39 PM »
Wolfy their invention of the keel and the strength of the lapstrake hulls advanced boat building technology according to folks who know about that subject.  Yeah, sub-human is a big stretch. 
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« Reply #278 on: December 06, 2019, 06:17:40 PM »
Pete that is a story I had forgotten completely.  Thanks for mentioning it.
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