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What are your favorite viking/mythology fiction thingies like books, movies etc

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Zed, May 27, 2015.

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    Valhalla Rising is extremely boring man. I mean nice scenery and photos etc but there are way too many silent looks all over the place. And I like Scandinavian movies.
     
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    You need to be in specific mood (or get high) to really enjoy Valhalla Rising.
     
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    Does he really ram meat up his ass?
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    Like Studwick said, Peter Madsen's Valhalla is where it's at:



    Prose Edda is also decent.
     
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    Old Gods for CK2 can be fun if you like raiding and hunting for concubines.
     
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    Are we leaving out old shit? If not, Egil's Saga and the Saga of the People of Laxaerdal. The Gylfaginning is also cool(especially the part with Skrymnir/Utgard-Loki), but I wonder how much Norse/Germanic mythology has to do with 'vikings.'

    If we are:


    Not exactly vikings, but hey white people all look the same:
     
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    Who needs fiction if you are? :smug:
     
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    When I think of art with a Viking theme, my first instinct is actually music; Bathory's Viking era is some of the best heavy metal ever made (and the earlier black metal albums are also just as amazing). Nothing really manages to convey the pants-shitting terror of a viking raid like the song "Shores in Flames" does.
     
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    As far as music goes, Skálmöld writes all their shit in the dróttkvætt meter:


    Also, I'm a huge fan of Varg turning the Völuspá into an album:
     
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    Just watched this on your recommendation, fuck me it was good, cheers for that. About as authentic as anything i've seen, even had little Norwegian horses, and really captured the spirit of the sagas. Fucking impressed, and that's not easy for me.
    Was it Iceland they were filming at? Think I recognised one of them black volcanic beaches, been there on holiday. Not exactly what Daneland should be, and there should have been a lot more housing around Hengorot, but still what a fucking setting.
     
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    Yes, it was Iceland. Been there twice myself, and it's brutally gorgeous. I also think their take on superstition was really good, at least regarding the troll and his history.
     
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    Yeah, I like how when following Grendel's trail the first time the band come across that glacier in the tundra and Beowulf states that they're out of the world, must look like the icy realm of the Jotun to men raised on the Eddas.

    I wonder whether they thought the taiga was the beginning of Mirkwood, or the deserts of the south the frontier of Muspelheim? If so Iceland must have really fucked with their heads.
     
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    My favorite viking myth is that they didn't wrestle polar bears.
     
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