2.3.15

WHAT'S OLD NORSE FOR "CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE?"

Vikings has returned to The History Channel, opening with much mysticism and more than a few Nibelungenlied references (but so  far, no Siegfried repairing the broken sword).  Among the supporting materials at the site we have Athelstan's Journal, in which a medieval monk has a very modern existential crisis.



The Seer, however, notes that the tenth-century version of assignment to the diplomatic corps is far less hazardous to one's state of mind, or one's health, than going a-viking.

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