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I want to take Kattegat back from Ivar. I’m going to kill him.
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The “skute” was a small class of Viking ship used for passenger transport, small journeys and situations where a larger ship was impractical. If you were living in the Viking age, this type of widely used ship would be a common sight.
The small Scottish seaside town of Largs will host it’s annual Viking festival from 1st to 9th September, 2018. The festival commemorates the 1263 Battle Of Largs, an engagement between local Scottish forces and a Viking longship fleet, which was attempting to reinforce Norwegian control over the western seaboard of Scotland. This battle contributed to Norway’s secession of the Hebrides back to Scotland 3 years later.
“With a good woman, if you wish to enjoy
Her words and her good will,
Pledge her fairly and be faithful to it:
Enjoy the good you are given”
“Each man must at one time die. No one may escape dying that once, and it is my counsel that we not flee, but for our own part act the bravest.”
—Saga of the Volsungs
Photography byMatt Bigelow
The ancient harvest festival of Lammas is nearly upon us. While not widely celebrated in modern times, it is a good occasion to give thanks for the abundance of food we enjoy today and the farmers who work hard to produce it. It is also a time to reflect on the life and death struggle our ancestors had in putting food on the table.
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