Scotland’s famous national dish is an ‘imposter’ and has been faking it as native for centuries, says an award-winning butcher. Source: telegraph.co.uk Gross. I know, I know, no food is gross. I eat everything. But heart, liver, and lungs? I dunno man, I just don’t know.
Amongst the heathen Norse, Baldur was regarded as the divine animating force behind the beauty of life at the peak of its strength and energy. Accordingly, his happy youth is the peak of the Norse mythical cycle as a whole, as summer is to the cycle of the year or noontime is to the cycle of the day. His death […]
This Yale lecture series covers the years 284 to 1000, the Early Middle Ages, and is free! You can download the MP3s or watch the videos, or read the transcripts, or put your index fingers on your temples and chant “ohmmmm ohmmmm” and I’ll channel the whole thing to you while I sleep. Lecture 22 covers the Vikings you don’t […]
At a site that was previously excavated and cataloged, an amateur archeologist dug some more and found some incredible treasures, 2000 gold spirals. Sif’s hair, maybe? http://www.thelocal.dk/20150708/danish-archaeologists-make-huge-bronze-age-find
The only places the Norse could have expected a safe reception was Orkney and Shetland! Well, we’re on our way to Scotland this spring, hopefully things go smoothly. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/6212823/Vikings-were-warned-to-avoid-Scotland.html