Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Comeuppance

Vanity Fair, May 1992

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. - Ivana Trump

Lord knows I love a tale of revenge and comeuppance. 

Although Ivana, and frankly the globe, may aim a bit higher than revenge of follicular superiority. 




This, however, is the brief and fantastic story of revenge involving Mael Brigte the Tusk. 

They came out of the mist on an icy wind, 
and froze the blood of weaker men. 
- Turkiye Yozgat

Sigurd the Mighty, second Earl of Orkney, as evidently invading Vikings did in the 800's, challenged the local ruler Mael Brigte the Bucktooth to a forty man, winner take all, battle of supremacy over the area. 

Tu-Bardh Wilson of Clanadonia Tribal Highland Band

In an act of treachery and cowardice, Sigurd doubled the mounts on his forty war horses. Mael Brigte, seeing an opposing force of eighty, demanded that each of his men "kill at least one man before we die ourselves".

Photo of an attractive, stylized male representing some prior time period, possibly similar to the time period discussed, because after a ridiculous effort looking for artistic representation of Sigurd the Mighty and Mael Brigte the Bucktooth, followed by an additional effort looking at features and photographs of the Orkney archipelago, which is absolutely gorgeous, but did not emphasize what should have been a moderately interesting and brief story, so photos of an attractive, stylized males are what I'm presenting. 

Brigte and forces were dispatched. 

See caption from above.  

As a trophy, Siguard rode home with Mael Brigte the Tusk's head strapped to his saddle. 



Above - see it.

The Tusk's buckteeth scratched The Mighty's leg . . . 

Up Helly-Aa Fire Festival -
held on the last Tuesday of January

resulted in a gangrenous infection . . . 

Culmination of the Up Helly-Aa Fire Festival.

and the painful demise of Sigurd the Mighty.

Smug looking stag,
mid photobomb of Scotland's picturesque areas.
 

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