In many historical societies, the position of kingship carries a sacral meaning, that is, it is identical with that of a high priest and of judge. The concept of theocracy is related, although a sacred king need not necessarily rule through his religious authority; rather, the temporal position itself has a religious significance. Germanic kingship refers to the customs and practices...
If you go to the the Lötschental Valley‘s Carnival parade in Wilder, Switzerland, be ready for Tschäggättä to surprise and scare you. Tschäggättä roam the streets for days before and after the parades creating mischief and scaring unsuspecting victims.
How did viking age people really look →
Og við horfumst í ókunn augu. Samt höfum þekkst alla tíð, Undir vökulum...– Hengilás; Jónsi (via thevividzephyr)
The Sami National Day
Or more correctly sámi álbmotbeaivi (aprox: The day of the Sami peoples). Celebrated in Sweden,Norway and Finland on Febr 6, marking the first Sami Congress in Trondheim, Norway 1917. The day has been celebrated since 1992 after a decision by the Congress in Helsinki, Finland. Sapmi (the lands of the Sami) encompasses areas in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Samer are the only...