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Username Post: Vikings        (Topic#943336)
brianWE
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01-12-17 11:27.32 - Post#2628235    



OK, I'm addicted the TV series...
Anyhoo, in a recent episode, a goat (sheep?) was sacrificed using something that looked like a kukri.

Please discuss
brianWE
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Berkley
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01-12-17 16:08.08 - Post#2628236    


    In response to brianWE

The ritual sacrifice of sheep, goats and water buffalo is a major component of Hindu religious practice in Northern India and Nepal.

Search YouTube for "Dashein sacrifice", and you will see all (or possibly more than) you want to know about the efficacy of the khukuri as an instrument of swift and clean decapitation.
The Vikings also engaged in ritual sacrifice or blót.
AFAIK, the Vikings didn't customarily use any forward-curving blades. Until quite recently, the landlocked country of Nepal was closed to foreigners; Gurkha soldiers in the service of Britain didn't carry the khukuri abroad until the third decade of the Nineteenth Century. However, given the geographical extent of Viking voyaging, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that one could have run across a Macedonian kopis or Iberian falcata.
And it is a TV series, after all, so pedantic adherence to historical accuracy shouldn't interfere with good, gory entertainment!

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brianWE
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01-13-17 08:53.36 - Post#2628242    


    In response to Berkley

Thanks.
I was aware of most of that....that's why I thought it so incongruous.
But the Vikings did get around.
And the show does seem to be well researched.
brianWE
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brianWE
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01-13-17 12:23.12 - Post#2628246    


    In response to brianWE

not to mention that Alexander may have brought
the curved blade to Europe hundreds of years before the Nepalis thought of it
brianWE
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brianWE
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02-22-17 12:50.33 - Post#2628643    


    In response to brianWE

Saw it more clearly.....most likely a kopis
brianWE
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