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Posted on 09/22/2009 7:10:57 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Vikings 'were warned to avoid Scotland'
Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the is weather awful. That was the verdict of a series of 13th century Viking travel guides that warned voyagers to visit at their peril.
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Very well said.
Might be true today? ;-)
I would also warn them to avoid Lambeau Field.
I wonder if the Scots hate Brett Favre?
It is. Especially in Glasgow. LOL! j/k
The Scots are what motivated Hadrian to build a wall completely across Britain...
Last night, for reasons I don’t recall, I contemplated which people are the most bada$$ on earth.
The Turks, The Irish, The Hun, and others all made the list.
But, I came to the conclusion that historically the Scots have got to be the most bada$$ people on the planet. Period.
The Guizer Jarl is silhouetted as members of his Viking Squad walk around a long boat with burning torches during the annual Up Helly Aa Festival, in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29th, 2008. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian vikings in the Shetland Islands.
They might feel right at home at a soccer/football match.
Clan MacDougal was started by a son of King Haakon, Dugal. At one time the clan owned enough gules, or longships, to carry a force of several thousand warriors. They weren’t people you wanted to aggravate.
Wearing a skirt and knee-highs tends to lend itself to a special kind of bad-assedness. Who else on the planet could get away with that and not be made fun of?
What is left unsaid is that they were told by some Jutes that the Scots would frequently refuse to pay the dinner tab, and wouldn’t tip for service.
Aye, they thought they would get off scot-free.
Scota was the Great Goddess ~ explaining something very strange ~ the early people who came from the Danube in the 8th century BC were fairly monotheistic ~ but it wasn't "God the Father", but "Goddess the Mother".
They were called Milesians after "Mil", the first man.
About the 7th and 8th century people from the North, sometimes described as Vikings but more properly Orkney Islanders, began moving into Alba. Almost at the same time people from Scotia (now Ireland) began moving into the same place.
The meeting of the two peoples was no more violent than usual, and brides were swapped, peace made, clans were built, prosperty ensued, and the Scots were created! Neither Viking nor Celt, this new breed of man began kicking the world in the ass and hasn't stopped.
Today most Scots live in America with large contingents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England.
This, BTW, is why most Scottish Lords and kings are descendants of King Frosti ~ and so are all the Scots anyway.
The Swedish national tradition begins with their camp on a large lake in Southern Sweden engaging in combat with King Frosti and defeating him but apparantly he simply retired to his Summer Home in the Sunny South and left all the ice and snow to the Swedes.
“Scots have got to be the most bada$$ people on the planet.”
Got that right. I married one.
You definitely want to avoid Scotland during a Celtic-Rangers match.