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    An interesting article on the Scandinavian-Germanic practice of democracy, gathering at Thing...

    https://bladehoner.wordpress.com/201...rse-democracy/
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    For the Yule was upon them, the Yule; and they quaffed from the skulls of the slain,
    And shouted loud oaths in hoarse wit, and long quaffing swore laughing again.

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    Re: Thing

    While I don't have the time to read through the entire article right now, it's interesting to see that a group of people who have been cast as warriors, killers, and madmen were, in fact, a very diverse, socially advanced, and highly educated people, a trend which can be easily seen today.

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