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what is it with Vikings...

Grey Havens

Jan 28 2013, 9:34pm

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what is it with Vikings... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and their very weird draft animals????

Thor: goats, Freyja:cats...

oh, and it seems "warg" is from Norse myth too.

I've spent some time with Viking reinactors (www.longshipco.org), and driven a few goat carts, and trained a few pigs.

I can't imagine riding them... gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh those Dwarves are tough.

One thing about pigs: the wild boar can take off in short bursts of 30 -35 mph, but cannot maintain their speed (to quote Gimli in LOTR; "natural sprinters, very dangerous over short distances"). They are very powerful close to the ground; they're built like bulldozers, and have very large jaws. They're also really really intelligent.

Go outside and play...

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