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How Our Ancestors Unfriended People

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There are a few people that still need that type of unfriending. 

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The picture is pretty good. The Norsemen (according to my reading "Viking" was what you did - you would go viking {like an Aussie might go walkabout}- not what you are) do not have horns on their helmets.

 

The costume designer Carl Emil Doepler designed winged helmets for Richard Wagner's opera series The Ring of the Nibelung in 1876. Doepler then added horns in an 1882 book on Germanic gods and heroes.  The horns have become a signature of Viking imagery ever since.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Alpo said:

do not have horns on their helmets.

 

 

Weeelllllll....
https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/weapons/helmets/

 

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Depictions of an Iron Age date exist featuring people with horned helmets/heads, such as upon the Golden Horns. Similar images are also known from the Viking period itself.

In the Oseberg burial from Norway, which dates to the early Viking period, a tapestry was found on which horned helmets are also depicted. Does this prove that all Vikings wore the famous helmets with horns? The answer is probably not. However, there is some evidence to suggest that certain warriors wore such headgear.

 

so a nuanced answer would be something like "No fighter worth his salt would wear such a thing into battle, but there is evidence that suggests that there were instances of horned helmets for possible ceremonial or display reasons."

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1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:

There are a few people that still need that type of unfriending. 

 

A few?

 

I vote for many.

 

;)

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12 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

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Which one doesn't like? The third one from the right?:huh:

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2 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

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Shouldn't that be PIKES?

 

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6 hours ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

 

Which one doesn't like? The third one from the right?:huh:

 

4 hours ago, Capt. James H. Callahan said:

Shouldn't that be PIKES?

 


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The heads are symbols for “likes”...

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12 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

The heads are symbols for “likes”...

 

I understood what was implied, but there are 16 heads (partial) and only 15 likes!:wacko:

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16 hours ago, Alpo said:

The picture is pretty good. do not have horns on their helmets.

 

 

 

 

 

sure they do--check out Minnesota

 

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