Recreational Vikings reclaiming their heritage is today’s feature.
If you are a Viking descendant like me, then journalist Andrew Higgins’ article – “Norway Again Embraces the Vikings, Minus the Violence” – a great read on how Norway is reclaiming its Viking heritage. In his article, Higgins looks at culture and history and how it can be reclaimed after it has been misappropriated, in this case by the Nazis and heavy-metal bands.
Scandinavia’s first government-funded training course on how to live like a Viking has been established.
“Jeppe Nordmann Garly has for years been a “recreational Viking,” a keen member of a fringe fraternity of would-be Norse warriors who dress up in 10th-century clothing, attend weekend craft fairs and trade tips over the Internet on where to pick up an authentic helmet or sword. “I am a very peaceful man. I have never plundered anything,” said Mr. Garly, a “36-year-old Dane whose modest stature, jocular […]