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What are your favorite viking/mythology fiction thingies like books, movies etc

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Zed, May 27, 2015.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Hi viking fans.

    What are your favorite viking- and/or mythology-themed books, movies, comics, tv-shows, games, and so on?

    My favorite re-telling of nordic mythology is probably the one found in Bulfinch's Mythology.
    My favorite hollywood viking garbage is probably The Vikings with Kirk Douglas and a sultry Janet Leigh.
     
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    Skyrim!

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    Quite literally the first (or second) cartoon I ever saw.

     
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    The Danish Comic-books and Cartoon Movie Valhalla (1986)!

    One of my favorites is Loki's eating contest against a skinny red Jotun (In reality the redhaired Jotun is Fire personified)

     
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    Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books are pretty good. Vinland Saga is really good as well. Probably one of the best viking themed story.
     
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    For those who know what's going on in the pic, I wouldn't mind seeing a tactic like that being available for use at least once in the new Expeditions game.
     
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    Games: Hammer of the Gods, of course. Nothing ever comes close. For mythology in general, Celtic Tales which is in a league of its own.

    Novels, Poul Anderson had some good shit. 'The Broken Sword' for one.

    Movies, meh... Eric the Viking! :lol:
     
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  15. Celtic Tales had awesome graphics for its time! I love the dithering effect they used.
    :love:
     
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  17. Were there women vikings IRL?
     
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    Every time you eat or drink something in Rune, you throw the rest of it immediately onto the ground. As a true viking would.
     
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    Rune was awesome. I have fond memories, spending an entire weekend plowing through the game in co-op (With 3 times the enemies). Slaughtering hundreds of enemies as we stood back to back was amazing :)
     
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    Arena multiplayer of Rune was so good, decapitating someone and then beating them to death with their own severed head = priceless.
     
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    low gravity fights were cool too
    kind of like jedi academy except gigantic axes and swords (and limbs) being thrown around
     
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    Valhalla Rising
    I saw this a few years ago, it has Mads Mikkelsen in it as a badass warrior. Can't say too much about the plot. It was a shit, if I remember correctly. And the general ambiance was pretty intense.
    I second 13th warrior, that is one of my favourite "historical" movies to watch drunk as it isn't too heavy but still builds a great atmosphere, plus it's actually partly based on real historical source material.
     
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