So, for those of you keeping score at home, we live in An Tir – a kingdom with a gaelic name, awards in French, and about a zillion norskis running around. To that end, we present “myths about Norse culture we have seen expressed (explicitly or otherwise) in the SCA.
- if you want to wear wool, you should probably be Norse
- 8th-12th c. Norse were generally pagan
- (and the rest of Europe was Christian)
- 8th -12th c. Norse and 5th c. Celtic are totally compatible cultures
- All Norse were Viking raiders
- If your persona is Norse, your armory should have fierce beasties. Better if you name also includes that beastie.
…Add your own!
After a long wait while catching up on old-school Dr. Who episodes, I started watching the BBC Robin Hood tonight.
A lot of it is quite good, and I hope I can force myself to watch more, because their Guy of Guisborne is hawt. But I kept getting pulled out by all the inaccuracies. Some things they did quite well, but others, not so much. For instance, Robin walks around in what I’d call 18th century clothing at the earliest, and I think it’s closer to 19th century. A lot of the women’s clothing appears to have come from the 1960s. And while I do appreciate period artifacts, ‘pre-1600′ is not all one time, and Tudor houses do not so much belong in the 12th century.
I can ignore a lot of errors in non-period dramas, or in shows that are ‘period’ but clearly don’t take themselves seriously (think Xena, Warrior Princess). But somehow I can’t turn it off when it’s SCA-time. So conflicted!
I’ve webbed Galeran and Mariana’s “oranges” A&S entry. Enjoy!