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Olaf's Funeral

 

Slain in battle, the Viking lord Olaf is carried by his Norsemen from the battlefield towards his funeral pyre high on a mound overlooking the battlefield.

 

He is preceeded by his wife, ordained by tradition to be cast on the pyre to go with her husband to Valhalla to serve him in the afterlife.

 

wife

 

 

At the top of the mound is his longboat upon which he and his wife are placed and then fire is set to the pyre whilst the warriors around it celebrate his bravery.


pyre

 

The tale as it was presented at Tutbury Castle on the 5th November during the Vikings and Fireworks Weekend.

 

 

Olaf's Funeral

 

Slain in battle, the Viking lord Olaf is carried by his Norsemen from the battlefield towards his funeral pyre high on a mound overlooking the battlefield.

 

He is preceeded by his wife, ordained by tradition to be cast on the pyre to go with her husband to Valhalla to serve him in the afterlife.

 

wife

 

 

At the top of the mound is his longboat upon which he and his wife are placed and then fire is set to the pyre whilst the warriors around it celebrate his bravery.


pyre

 

The tale as it was presented at Tutbury Castle on the 5th November during the Vikings and Fireworks Weekend.

 

 

comments (5)

Women got a rotten deal in those days

Bill (aka yellowbear) I have had to suspend yellowbear as it has been attacked by idiot spammers
Les Auld: Not just in those days Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2011, 09:01
What a story & set of images Les! I don't think the wife was having a particularly good week
Les Auld: I suspect she enjoyed her over-acting Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2011, 09:26
Today I have gotten my education about your November 5th fireworks' festivities, Les. These images are textbook!
Les Auld: Thanks you Ginnie, appreciate the comment.
Poor girl... but the weekend looks like fun watching the reenactment.
Les Auld: It was a good event Jaquelyn, thanks for the comment.
Another very good and very interesting picture Les.
Les Auld: Thank you Frances, appreciate the comment.

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