~look of the day~ Yesterday I went to a vikings exhibit at the museum... I was a little disappointed because all of the information was very surface level and I already knew alot of the information but it was still very cool and I would recommend.
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"Now the cries of clear strong voices came ringing over the fields. Suddenly they swept up with a noise like thunder, and the foremost horseman swerved, passing by the foot of the hill... After him they rode: a long line of mail-clad men, swift, shining, fell and fair to look upon." ~Tolkien The question we are most often asked (after, "How do I do this?") is, "Why Fell and Fair?". Of course it comes from this quote describing the Rohirrim. Tolkien used two words to describe these great warriors and I see them as the verry definition of a hero. For "fell" means to be deadly, fierce and bloody-minded. While "fair" means noble, beautiful and good. These two traits are in constant battle with one another. To be deadly and kind, fierce and noble, a killer and a protector is no easy task. However we see these two traits in some of legend's greatest heroes; the likes of William Wallace, Henry V and King Arthur. It does not mean you are perfect. But it does mean you seek that perfection for the love of beauty, and you have the the willingness to create havoc to protect it.
The Vikings had the runic alphabet, but they didn’t have written history. We don’t know why the Vikings began raiding in A.D. 793. Scholars have many theories about the reasons why they began leaving home on extensive raids, trading missions, explorations and settlement, which include: Population pressures and not enough good farmland. Too many landless younger sons. Easy targets of unprotected, wealthy church properties and towns. Trade imbalances between European Christians and the pagan Vikings. Competition among chieftains in their lands. The lure of adventure in foreign lands. Population: Most scholars today agree that the population pressure theory doesn’t hold. As the Viking Age raids and trading brought more wealth into Scandinavian, the growing prosperity might have led to greater population growth. But a burgeoning population probably wasn’t a cause of the Viking Age. Easy Targets: Vikings were not Christians, so they saw no hindrance in attacking ecclesiastical centers such as monasteries. Even in warfare, Christians did not attack properties of the Church, at least not often, so Church properties were unprotected. Vikings did see church properties as easy pickings, as the Church had grown very wealthy and usually had more wealth than even kings or merchants. Trade: While in previous times, Scandinavians had traded with Europeans readily, as Europe became more Christian, Christian traders began to refuse to trade with pagans or Muslims. This created problems for the Vikings, and perhaps they saw raids as a way of fixing those problems. The Ynglinga saga, based on earlier writings of Norwegian skalds, states that when Harald Fairhair brought Norway under his control, many minor chieftains decided to leave rather than live under the king’s rule. It seems likely that this was one of the causative factors of the Viking Age, as Vikings decided to go raiding or settle elsewhere. Norse pagan belief was that each person’s fate is set by