Why we are Openly Secular by Atheist Ireland and Northern Ireland

Apr 24, 2015

To mark Openly Secular Day on 23 April 2015, Atheist Ireland and Atheist Northern Ireland have recorded this video, along with our guests from America Aron Ra and Lilandra Ra.

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  • Ceremonial use of horned helmets during the Germanic Iron Age persisted until the 7th century and can thus be argued to possibly have overlapped with the early Viking Age. However, there is no evidence that horned helmets were ever worn in battle at any point during the Viking Age.

    Nevertheless, popular culture came to associate horned helmets strongly with Viking warriors.[9] The popular association probably arose in 19th century Scandinavian Romanticism, possibly by misattribution of Bronze Age images such as the Grevensvænge figurines.
    More concrete evidence suggests those depictions were inspired by the work of Carl Emil Doepler, who in 1876 created horned helmets for use in the first Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_helmet



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