Everyone has their own idea of what would be the ideal wedding. For one couple, they decided to go with a traditional Viking wedding complete with a Gothi, two longboats, throat singers, a blót ritual, and a wild boar feast.
Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth were married on the banks of a lake in Norway alongside two longboats that were rented for the occasion. The pagan ceremony was officiated by an Old Norse priest known as a Gothi and is said to be the first real Viking wedding in 1,000 years.
The happy couple poses with the gorgeous longboats.
The ceremony was more than just a show. The couple has adopted a pagan lifestyle since they met in 2016. Although they are both Christians, Elisabeth and Rune are practicing pagans. They have even named their six-month-old son after the legendary Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok.
Little Ragnar may grow to adopt the Viking lifestyle like his parents.
The wedding stayed remarkably true to the traditional ceremony. 27-year-old Elisabeth arrived in a white dress. Her 36-year-old carpenter groom had a more dramatic entrance as he rode in on one of the longboats. The ceremony required a blot ritual to please the gods before the couple said their vows.
Rune looks like a proud Viking warrior as he arrives in a longboat.
The Gothi reading a pagan blessing.
After the ceremony, their relatives competed in a custom known as Brullaup. This is a race between the family of the bride and the family of the groom where the loser will serve the winners during the hog-roast feast.
130 guests donned traditional Viking clothing to attend the pagan wedding.
The couple is part of an ongoing movement in Norway that is aiming to revive the Viking lifestyle (minus the pillaging). Rune has been part of the movement for two years when he met Elisabeth, who happily embraced the practice.
“Rune completely opened up a new world for me, and I soon fell in love with the people and the spirituality of it,” she said.
The couple’s hands are bound around a sword as part of the wedding ceremony.
The Viking revivalist movement currently has over 6,000 members who are more than just fans of the History Channel series Vikings. Elisabeth and Rune’s wedding might be the first traditional Viking wedding in over a millennium, but it probably won’t be the last.
Syrian Refugee Stuck In Airport Receives Numerous Marriage Proposals
He’s been living in the arrivals lounge for almost six months!
A Syrian man has found himself in a similar situation to Tom Hanks in the film The Terminal. The young refugee has been living in a Malaysian airport for almost half a year. Interestingly, he is getting a lot of marriage proposals that could potentially get him out of his current predicament.
Hassan Al-Kontar has been living in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 since March after being trapped by diplomatic bureaucracy. The young man, who had already been denied in Cambodia because his visa is not qualified, has stayed in the arrivals lounge for almost six months. After all, if he decides to go through migration, he will be deported to Syria.
Al-Kontar is stuck in the airport because Malaysia is not a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Rude Woman Refused To Sit Beside Crying Baby On Plane, Gets Instant Karma
Do you think she got what she deserves?
Karma strikes almost instantly, and most people know that their actions will either have a positive or negative effect. It is also satisfying to watch when people get what they deserve for what they have said or done.
Take Susan Peirez, for example. She felt that she was above everyone else for being a US government employee, but one flight attendant quickly put her feet back on the ground.
It all started when Susan realized that she would be sitting next to Marissa Rundell and her baby during the flight.
Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA And Defenders In Ruthless Tweets
This has got to be one of the most entertaining Twitter wars out there.
When PETA aimed at Baltimore’s seafood scene with a giant billboard of a crab, a local restaurant wasn’t too happy about it. The city is known for its “Maryland crab" or blue crab, so the attempt to get people to stop eating seafood was not taken well by everyone.
PETA urged locals to stop eating crabs by making a billboard of a crab with the tagline, “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the individual. Go Vegan.” So Jimmy's Famous Seafood decided to roast PETA and its defenders in ruthless tweets.