[Thunar-dev] Here's a idea for the about dialog

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Mon Sep 5 11:46:44 CEST 2005

Jeff Franks schrieb:
> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>>BTW, did you know vikings didn't wear helmets with horns? If you ever
>>imagined a sword clashing with a helmet with horns applied you might
>>have noticed that this would have been very unexpedient for the one
>>wearing the helmet. But of course, some existed for cultural rites.
>>Just thought this might be interesting for people who care about history
>>and stuff. Hehe.
> Well, that's not exactly true. Viking warriors never wore horned helmuts 
> in battle but horned helmets did exist. They were only used in religious 
> ceremonies. Over time horned helmets have come to represent the image of 
> a savage, brutal Viking. An image that continues to persist today.

Hehe, did I say anything else ("some existed for cultural rites")?

Well, the stereotype of the savage, brutal Viking is also very
misleading and one-sided. But since we're not in a history course here
using it should be ok, hehe.


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