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. 
vikings will cruise soon by jomme. hiveminer.com/User/jomme
Vikings will cruise soon, by Jomme
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, member of Clanadonia, Scotland’s hardest working tribal drums and pipe band. www.clanadonia.co.uk/biography/
Tu-Bardh, member of  Clanadonia, Scotland’s tribal drums and pipe 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".
A Viking reenactor chooses a young boy to be his Jarl during Norsk Høstfest Military Appreciation
A Viking reenactor chooses a young boy 
to be his Jarl 
during Norsk Høstfest Military Appreciation
Brigte and forces were dispatched. 
Poulsbo Viking Fest Parade
Poulsbo Viking Fest Parade, Washington 
As a trophy, Siguard rode home with Mael Brigte the Tusk's head strapped to his saddle. 
KaylaKandzorra Viking Festival. Wolin, Poland
KaylaKandzorra Viking Festival. Wolin, Poland
The Tusk's buckteeth scratched The Mighty's leg . . . 
The Jarl Squad and the galley - Up Helly Aa
Up Helly-Aa Fire Festival -
held on the last Tuesday of January
resulted in a gangrenous infection . . .
Member of the jarl's squad, Uyeasound Up Helly Aa 2016
Up Helly-Aa Fire Festival Torch Procession and Burning of a Galley
and the painful demise of Sigurd the Mighty.
Smug looking stag, mid photobomb of Scotland's picturesque areas.

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