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Possible cult ritual site of early Viking kings discovered

  1. Oct 23, 2009 #1
    A large mud building has been found in Lejre, near Roskilde in Denmark and is believed by archaeologists to be ether a cult place or a beer hall of Viking kings.

    http://www.bukisa.com/articles/179526_possible-cult-ritual-site-of-early-viking-kings-discovered" [Broken]
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2009 #2

    DavidSnider

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    Ritual is a nice word for getting drunk and smashing things =)
     
  4. Oct 31, 2009 #3
    I must admit I thought the same, they probably just had a really good night lol
     
  5. Oct 31, 2009 #4

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    Often the beer hall and the cult site was the same place.

    The graven images of the gods were carried into the beer hall given the honour place there, presiding over the banquet/drinking orgy
     
  6. Oct 31, 2009 #5
    and of course the beer was served in the skulls of the victims of the cult
     
  7. Oct 31, 2009 #6

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    Not to my knowledge.

    However, the Lombard king Alboin made a drinking cup out of the skull from the last king of the Gepids, Cunimund,.

    Having married Rosamund, Cunimund's daughter, he forced her to drink from her father's skull.
    Naturally, she resented that a bit, and arranged for Alboin's assassination in AD 572.

    Served him well..
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 #7
    I would of been a bit resentful too.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 #8

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    The assassination plot itself is a healthy brew of Byzantine machinations and accidental sexual intercourse:

     
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