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Boar of eversholt

Radagast's Lead Bunny

Jan 27 2013, 7:32pm

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Boar of eversholt Can't Post

Was it the inspiration for Dain's war boar ?

Kangi Ska

Jan 27 2013, 8:50pm

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Golden Bristle [In reply to] Can't Post

 "Freyr rode Gullinbursti to Baldr's funeral, while in Gylfaginning, Snorri states that Freyr rode to the funeral in a chariot pulled by the boar."

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster & Wicked White Crebain
Life is an adventure, not a contest.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

Tol Eressea

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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