The Viking Pagan Influence in Ireland
Started by Bill. MC, 29th November 2018 20:17 in Paganism & Divinatory Arts

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    Chris Mitchell
    Meanwhile, other Christianised Vikings were running northern France, which was now named after them - the term "Normans" just means "Norse men".
    ....and they were even more brutal and greedy than the pagan ones.
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    I once saw some YouTube that pointed out that the Viking actually ventured into the Mediterranean and there are Artifacts as far as Greece found that are Viking.


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    The Byzantine emperor employed Viking mercenaries in the Varangian Guard.
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    Here is a YouTube that shows the Viking Expansion during the Dark Ages:



    Seems they got into the River Systems of the Danube and made their way South into the Black Sea eventually arriving in the Black Sea and Constantinople but does not show them actually making it into the Mediterranean.

    But making it into Constantinople would put them in the Right Place to make it into the Varangian Guard.


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    There's a few in Guildford.
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    My friend doesn't pull her punches, but she's an academic, so isn't bound by the petty lower middle class mores that restrict the likes of you.
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    Here is a YouTube that shows the Viking Expansion during the Dark Ages:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUi2suxXhq0

    Seems they got into the River Systems of the Danube and made their way South into the Black Sea eventually arriving in the Black Sea and Constantinople but does not show them actually making it into the Mediterranean.

    But making it into Constantinople would put them in the Right Place to make it into the Varangian Guard.


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    It was mostly Swedish Vikings who served in the Varangian Guard. After the Norman conquest many of the native Angles and Danes fled from the north of England into Scotland to escape William the Conqueror's 'Harrowing of the North', while others fled to the Continent and ended up serving in the Varangian guard. They had the opportunity to fight against the Normans who had invaded Sicily, which was previously ruled by the Byzantine emperor.
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    An educated woman who swears. How wonderful.
    Plenty do, as do the upper classes. It's you forelock-tuggers who think there's something terrible about it, which I suppose is why the Sun always asterisks out the word "fuck" when they're quoting someone, while the Guardian and Telegraph just publish it in full. Ironic really that you Brexiteers bang on so much about patriotism, but have a hatred of good old Anglo-Saxon words.

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    Plenty do, as do the upper classes. It's you forelock-tuggers who think there's something terrible about it, which I suppose is why the Sun always asterisks out the word "fuck" when they're quoting someone, while the Guardian and Telegraph just publish it in full. Ironic really that you Brexiteers bang on so much about patriotism, but have a hatred of good old Anglo-Saxon words.
    Fuck off.
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    It was mostly Swedish Vikings who served in the Varangian Guard. After the Norman conquest many of the native Angles and Danes fled from the north of England into Scotland to escape William the Conqueror's 'Harrowing of the North', while others fled to the Continent and ended up serving in the Varangian guard. They had the opportunity to fight against the Normans who had invaded Sicily, which was previously ruled by the Byzantine emperor.
    Thank you Bill - I love these interesting glimpses of history.
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