Archive - Dec 2006
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-31 18:35
"The idea of St Nicholas got very much mixed in with Thor's transport when it comes to the sled with flying reindeer," said Helge Soerheim of the Archaeological Museum in Stavanger. On December 21, 2006, IC Wales explored the idea of how Vikings might have celebrated the Christmas season.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-31 14:06
The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland has created a website to share historical songs and traditions about the country. The downloadable contents are categorized by subject.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Sun, 2006-12-31 09:22
A new investigation of the cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, has revealed that Icelandic literary hero Snorri Sturluson had been wrong in his documentation of the cathedral’s history.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 19:03
Members of Rimmugýgur, a club dedicated to the research of Viking culture and sword fighting founded in 1997, show off their prowess with sword and shield for a reporter from the Iceland Review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 14:57
Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-12-30 10:36
Brawny men joust on tricycles over a mud pit for the sake of a lady fair, and later learn to dance in Episode 4 of the Brawny Academy, an on-line series of videos promoting the Brawny brand of paper towels.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 10:30
Camelot has come and gone and only the land remains. Enter the forest of the Green Knight if you dare to find the Lord and Lady Winter who can break the season's icy snare. Amidst snow drifts and trees capped with white crowns an archer's, bard's, and warrior's challenge can be found. Prove you are a "Man of Green" to end this wintry scene. Come to Ardanroe for Winter Wonders and feast under the ancient limbs and starry sky, or stay at home, and frozen tears cry. The frozen darkness of the Forest of the Green Knight beckons. Where does your courage lie? Hear the Bards after feast Saturday night. Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Lake Bistineau State Park, Louisiana)
Submitted by Kottr on Fri, 2006-12-29 14:05
SwordMaiden.com is a web site devoted to helping female warriors from all kingdoms to achieve their best possible proficiency. Here is a list of all major updates from 2006.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2006-12-29 11:45
The December 2006 issue of Live Sound International, a trade journal for professional audio engineers, explains that instruments such as bagpipes require special care in microphone placement, mixing, and equalization, and that many audio engineers used to working with rock bands need to learn new skills for "the wonderful world of Celtic music."
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2006-12-29 07:31
Since the first of December a new interesting exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Christ ist geboren - Prachthandschriften zum Weihnachtsfest. The exhibit runs until 14 January, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 20:45
Let it be known that Baron Stormhold will be mounting a surveying expedition of the land in the west of his fief. To this end he seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals and companies. In particular all surveyors, engineers and cartographers are encouraged to represent themselves to his Excellency. In addition the services of a number of guards will be required due to the wild nature of the lands into which the expedition will venture. Location:
Barony of Stormhold (Fern Hill, Victoria, Australia)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 20:31
Unto the populace of Artemisia, the Shire of Silverkeep invites you to celebrate our 21st Birthday! We will have our traditional Bearpit Tournament to determine both our tournament champion and Shire champion. The Tournament prize is an armor stand. The champion of the rapier Tournament will win a Serpentine rapier grip.
But wait! There’s more! For the heavy fighters
there will also be a Snowball Tourney! There will be activities for
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 20:23
The Barony of Storvik invites all good gentles to be present for the blessed ascension of the newest Baronage of Storvik. The day will celebrate the many and varied Arts and Sciences of Storvik’s history, including Armed Combat, Cooking, Illumination and other fine arts.
Martial Activities: There will be space available for fighting outdoors, weather permitting. However, there are no shower facilities.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 20:21
In an excerpt from the December 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Carol Kaufmann looks at the reasons why Romans, Celts and others dumped their precious treasures into the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 19:39
Border War is back again! This year is Border War IX, held from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February, 2007. And this year, we fight to save Our Lands from the invading Southern Army. Who will oppose us, and who will defend us?
Fighters, please note which army you will fight with when you make your booking - and to persuade you to the side of righteousness, please heed the following:
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 14:20
In an editorial for the Kutztown University Keystone, journalism student Nate Carrick ponders what makes human beings turn to fantasy as an escape after a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 08:49
Children at Garfield Montessori School in Decatur, Illinois were recently given the chance to discover the wonders of medieval life through the efforts of their teacher Baroness Mor (Mary Kearney) who is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Valerie Wells of the Herald and Review had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 20:15
Countess Jolecia of Litchfield, wife of Count Sarnac Kir, has voiced a request in memory of her husband who died recently of a blood clot: stop and stretch!
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-27 15:15
The Emperor Justinian dedicated the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople on Devember 27, 537 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 08:22
SCAdians Char Branstetter and Cara McCandless longed to live their dream of owning a real castle, so they built one — in Pittsburgh! Patterned after Bodiam castle near Hastings in southern England, the structure includes wooden framing with a stone veneer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 23:25
The failure to finalize a contract with garment-makers has left more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers out of uniform. As many as fifteen soldiers have been forced to share each ceremonial kilt.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-12-26 18:56
The Onion reports on factors diminishing the numbers of walking mummies traditionally found among Egyptian tombs.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 14:00
Donwenna La Mareschale has announced that Society Equestrian Officer, Mistress Yaasamiinaan, has updated the equestrian website and is seeking to link the individual kingdom sites to the updated version.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 08:58
THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 19:15
Scotland's place in world mythology is explored in an article by Diane MacLean for the Scotsman. Was King Arthur a Scot? Is the blood of Jesus in Scotland, and is Scotland really the lost city of Atlantis?
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 14:19
The Baarmy Sheep of the Lake District in Cumbria, England have garnered so many hits on the Cumbria Tourism's website with last year's Christmas songs that the organization was forced to offer a free download.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-12-25 09:58
In addition to the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day is associated with many other period beliefs and tales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 19:55
Early Christian burials dating to the 11th and 13th centuries have been found in Chernihiv in the Ukraine. Experts believe that the 30 tombs prove that the city was important in early Russian history.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-12-24 12:50
The future King John of England was born on Christmas Eve 1166 C.E. in Oxford, England to Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. One wonders what his mother thought of her Christmas bundle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 09:22
Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has released a "short" list of activities that will take place at the upcoming War.