Norway Again Embraces the Vikings, Minus the ViolenceBreaking News
tags: Vikings, Norway
Jeppe Nordmann Garly has for years been a “recreational Viking,” a keen member of a fringe fraternity of would-be Norse warriors who dress up in 10th-century clothing, attend weekend craft fairs and trade tips over the Internet on where to pick up an authentic helmet or sword.
He has now become a full-time Viking. Formerly a teacher and jewelry maker in Denmark, Mr. Garly last month began a new job on a hillside campus in central Norway as the director of Scandinavia’s first government-funded training course on how to live like a Viking.
Or, that is, a politically correct one, purged of the bloodthirsty aggression that made the Viking Age a byword for macho violence.
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