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PostSubject: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:34 pm

Lo there, do I see my father,
Lo there, do I see my mother, my sisters and brothers,
Lo there, do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning,
Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them,
In the halls of Valhalla where the brave may live forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:50 pm

Lovely chant!! Absolutely lovely! I see we have another Norse Nut on our hands here!! You are most welcome S.O.N.A.D.!!
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:02 pm

Very good SoNaD/fencing teacher Razz found the forum alright then I see Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:50 pm

It is a very powerful chant but unfortunatly it is the invention of Michael Chricton who wrote it for the 1999 film "The Thirteenth Warrior" starring 'Antonio Banderas'
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:16 pm

From other sources I've read, this was recorded in the original Arabic manuscript by Achmed Ibn Rashid Ibn Fadlan himself, after his adventures among the Northmen. Agreed, he didn't have that "Particular" adventure in the "13th Warrior". Though even if I'm wrong, it has a nice sentiment.

I like this one too by Havamal.

Praise no day til it's ended
Praise no Wife(husband) til they are buried
Praise no Sword til it's tested
Praise no ice til it's crossed
Praise no ale til it's drunk.

Makes you think my ancestors were a tad pessimistic.

Thanks for all/any input.
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:52 pm

S.o.N.a.D wrote:
"Praise no ale til it's drunk"

They probably liked to drink too!!
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PostSubject: Ale Horns and Mead and Sea Voyages   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:19 am

Doesn't make you a bad person you know.

The benefits of the Viking life style include : -

Regular outdoor exercise
Abundance of bracing sea air
Abundance of bracing sea (if the long-ship leaks!)
World Travel
Souvenir Hunting
Feasting
All the ale/mead you can Drink (Part of the All-Inclusive holiday package)
Burning Paris to the ground (optional)

As the saying goes "The All-father (or the three Norns) rolled the skein of your life long ago. Go and hide in a hole if you wish, but you won't live an instant longer!"

So embrace life and live each breath. That's my philosphy anway.


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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:40 am

Sounds like a pretty decent lifestyle (apart from the optional francophobia)...
Very Happy Especially all that mead and ale! drunken )

I love reading about Norse mythology, some of the legends (although brutal) are amazing! Do you have any more Viking chants/poems/etc.?
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:03 pm

Sonad, I am very interested in Norse Mythology and Magic too.....you reckon you could post on the forums some useful facts or information you have? I would be eternally grateful!!!

LOL Loggy
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:37 pm

Oooo does burning down paris cost any more or require a deposite???? x
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:41 pm

No the Paris option is part of the All-inclusive package.

Frankophobe? Moi? Zut Alors! Ne possible pas!!

You'll be saying I'm a Triskadekaphobe next!!
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:44 pm

Well ... are you? Question Shocked Question

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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:46 pm

For those of us with a slightly more limited vocabulary could someone please tell me what triskadekaphobe means?
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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:27 pm

A fear of the number 13 (Annie knew it, I had to check it out and ... boo hoo ... she was right!!!)

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PostSubject: Re: Viking Chant, spoken before battle/funeral   Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:39 am

Laughing Weird! That phobia would deffinatly suck for me (my birthday's the 13th)! Imagine being scared of your own birthday! affraid
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