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The Matriarchy of Rossitania wrote:hello i am new to this region.

Hello and Welcome!

Good morning!

I love balder retirement home......what was I saying? Where's my cane? Why am I so fat?

The Matriarchy of Rossitania wrote:hello i am new to this region.

Welcome to Balder.

The Stratocratic Confederacy of Anagonia wrote:Good morning!

I love balder retirement home......what was I saying? Where's my cane? Why am I so fat?

You said something? My hearing isn't what it used to be. :(

The Matriarchy of Rossitania wrote:hello i am new to this region.

Glad you could join us here in Balder!

Welcome :D

The similarities between these religions, and cultures in general, are probably due to the shared Indo-European heritage, which also blended with the abrahamitic faiths. I read somewhere that the most telling signs are found in language (for instance the words Zeus, Deus and Dev, which all mean god, or main god, in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit).
Also, I remember reading that a lot of viking jewellry and ornaments that are seen as typically nordic were actually brought to the nordic region from the Byzantine Empire through trade.

Vhearun

In actuality, Odin was not always the head honcho, as there's evidence that first Tyr was the head of the gods and then Thor was. Also depending on locality, another god could be more favored, like Frey.

Unlike Zeus, Odin was not the "father" of the gods. He was considered of a higher order, I'm sure, but all the gods had their own named halls in Asgard, and most of them were not blood related to Odin. Odin's origins were not that he was the first either. The Vanir and the Aesir were warring, and after an exchange of "prisoners", they came to a peaceful resolution. I believe Odin is half-Vanir and half-Giant, and it is my belief that he started the Aesir "group" and that was what started the war (but there's no evidence of why the two groups were warring or where they originated from).

I just don't see much Hellenic religious influence on the Asatru religion.

As for the Viking jewelry coming down from Byzantine, that's something I didn't know. I do know that Norse and Celtic art, especially ornamentation and jewelry, is quite alike. So much so most of the time it can't be differentiated.

Hasuut Inu Tlomaq and Barkargardet

The Holy Purple Empire of Vhearun wrote:I

As for the Viking jewelry coming down from Byzantine, that's something I didn't know. I do know that Norse and Celtic art, especially ornamentation and jewelry, is quite alike. So much so most of the time it can't be differentiated.


The state of Kievan Rus, in modern Ukraine, was founded and at first ruled by Vikings traveling and trading southward on the major rivers such as the Don, Dneiper and Volga. Kievan Rus was also directly north of, and much influenced by, the Byzantine Empire so it'd not hard to see Vikings and Byzantines crossing pahs at Kiev.

Queen Rachel I of the United Kingdom of Canada. why you keep talking about Zeus ?.
you are fans of mythology ?. you must change the name of the region for Zeus. I see now that this is my region.

Lady Marian, I can be Robin Hood ?. please.

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Former nation Robin Hood
Founded: Sun Oct 9 2011
Ceased to exist: Fri Jun 20 2014
Population: 5.052 billion

Reserved: This name was used by a former nation of significant size.

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