dinsdag 20 december 2016

Vikings: On TV in The Netherlands

Credit: History Channel Bernard Walsh

Hail Vikings,

As I announced earlier in The Netherlands Vikings season 4B will start at Film 1 (paid channel) on the 2nd of January.
Fox the Dutch unpaid tv channel already has shown season 3 and the wait will be when they announce season 4A.

I will keep you posted.

dinsdag 13 december 2016

Vikings: Announcement Vikings Con


Hail Vikings,

Vikings con came with an announcement on the 30th of November during the first episode of Vikings.
Their first guest got announced it will be Kwindreth or Amy Bailey.
Tickets for a whole weekend will start at $ 85,00/ $1,200 + fee it depends on what you want. You could choose a day pass for either Saturday or Sunday.

Updates and more information:

dinsdag 6 december 2016

Vikings: SPOILERS season 4B episode 11 The outsider


Hail Vikings,

I am back and so is Vikings. Before I start to tell you how I found the première of Vikings season 4B. I will tell you this is only once. Please give it time because in The Netherlands the première will be somewhere in January at Film 1 paid cable television. Dates yet to announces so keep watching this space for more info.

Welcome to a new episode of Vikings. I was wondering what to expect for this first episode. I have seen so many scenes already so it couldn't surprise me just yet. Nevertheless, I have loved the first episode.

If it comes to mythology I'm pleased to see that Ragnar took it to the next level in comparing him to Odin by hanging himself to the tree. Even Odin refused him to die is another explanation.The scene with Floki is also about dead it seems it is still the theme of the episodes. 

Even when the sons of Ragnar, dared by Ragnar to kill him no one stands up at that moment. It seems if Ubbe tried but didn´t it was nice to see that he stepped up. 

Ivar seems to have the same emotion as Ragnar, only Ivar got them stronger in the scene when he is making love to Margrethe we see every emotion coming by and that without a single word it was magical. Ivar has a mixture of strength within him that no one expect. In the forest scene, later we see that the only one who expect him to be that strong is after he threw the axe to is Hvitserk.

dinsdag 15 november 2016

Vikings: Announcement


Hail Vikings,

I will be back on the blog in a couple of weeks. Due to circumstances, I will be back on the 6th of December till then I can tell you a few things.

There is a Viking-con coming next year. You can back it: 
Updates and more information:

Also, a new Viking game by risk.app and MPYR will come out:
www.MPYR.com have reached the Kickstarter campaign to make the game so please check them for more updates. 

That's it for now until 6 December.

dinsdag 25 oktober 2016

Vikings: How to recognize a trading partner in the Viking period

http://www.waverijn.info/images/Info/Pages/17/Vikingen.htm Dutch source

Hail Vikings,

When I went to the Museum Meermanno the museum itself is about books. So when I got asked to go to a reading about graphic I didn´t expect the outcome of that reading. It was about the Chinese art Kai-awase Symbolon. those based on a love story where you get one-half of a shell and you need to find the other half. It is like memory but there is a difference both shells have different paintings inside. But enough about that. What has this to do with Vikings or trading I will tell you.

We know that in the time of the Vikings they had coins. In The Netherlands, they found half a coin or a quarter coin. This brings me to the story of the trading partner and the reading that I went to. At the reading, they told the coins had a real trading system at that time.
If you got a piece of land that you bought from a trading partner, and you have particular agreements with that partner, for instance, he kept the watch over your land while you were gone, how did he keep his promise to watch over the land? How did you know it was the right trading partner? How did they do that in those times?

The answer is given in this way: They cut the coins in half or quarter. If you got half or quarter a coin in your possession and the trading partner has half or three-quarter a coin it fits into a whole coin. So if you came back and you showed them the piece of the coin they could easily fit it. If it fits the agreement was that it was given back to you. 

This was also with family how to recognize family when not together or from another country it was your identification coin that would show if someone died or came to visit.