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12 Oct 2015, 3:26 pm

He should get a bald haircut.


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12 Oct 2015, 3:33 pm

He intended to study with Mozart. Beethoven was 21 when Mozart died at just 34.


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12 Oct 2015, 3:34 pm

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12 Oct 2015, 3:37 pm

Out of Mozart's six children, only two made it to adulthood. The 2 surviving sons never had children themselves.


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12 Oct 2015, 3:48 pm

I also think you are a lovely person, KyleTheGhost. :)


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12 Oct 2015, 4:32 pm

Hoopa, Kyle finally has his own thread! :D That's Jellificent and ghostastic! It was Gastly that he didn’t have one sooner.

I think you’re nice and fun, Kyle :)

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12 Oct 2015, 5:32 pm

KyleTheGhost wrote:
Thanks to Hollywood, people think they had horned helmets. This is not so.


I didnt know that either.

I'm glad Kyle has his own thread too. He's one of the nicest people I have ever met. Well, not actually met, but you know what I mean. :P


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13 Oct 2015, 1:34 am

Moomingirl wrote:
KyleTheGhost wrote:
Thanks to Hollywood, people think they had horned helmets. This is not so.


I didnt know that either.

I learned it years ago after becoming an adult. It was news to me. As a child I had a toy Viking helmet. It was blue with silvery ornaments and black horns. I had no idea they weren't like that.

Although some have used horned helmets to look more intimidating, they weren't the norm. Some historians think there might have been some Vikings that used them, but no finding has ever confirmed that.
In all of Scandinavia only one Viking helmet has ever been found. It was from around 900, and it didn’t have horns, nor did the one pre-Viking helmet that was found in Norway. It actually wasn’t Hollywood that came up with the idea of horned helmets. It was a romanticized idea from the 1800’s.
It's not clear how common they were. They’re mentioned in the sagas, but they were written some centuries after the Viking age. Contemporary depictions show people with something that might be helmets in battle scenes.
Some have speculated that they might have been too valuable to bury and that sons would inherit their father's helmet, and apparently it is likely that helmets were a privilege for the upper classes, while the lower soldiers likely wore leather helmets if anything.


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13 Oct 2015, 2:45 am

^ And you're from Viking area.


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13 Oct 2015, 4:47 am

Yep, which just shows how widely known the myth is, when not even we know our history better. It's theorized by some though that they may have used horned helmets in ceremonies and rituals. But very likely not in battle.

According to Wikipedia the myth might be derive from the premier of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen in the 1870's where the antagonists wore horned helmets and the protagonists wore helmets with feathers.


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13 Oct 2015, 4:47 am

Thank you, everyone! :D

Good memes and pictures, too! That's interesting about the helmets. I like a good history lesson.

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13 Oct 2015, 5:26 am

Yeah, I guess Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde see Pacman like this:
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he should be careful though. They're keeping tabs on him
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edit: Maybe the ghosts need to find a new ally.


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13 Oct 2015, 9:38 am

Now matter what you do, the ghosts will always catch you.


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13 Oct 2015, 1:17 pm

Just discovered this thread. Allow me to say how much I enjoy having Kyle around. He's one of my favourite members and a true veteran as well! HAIL KTG! Long may you haunt our forums and our crypts!

The Normans in the Asterix series are always shown with horned helmets too. Actually, some things seen there have been shown to be historically accurate. I also enjoy looking up the modern place names and their ancient equivalent as used for Asterix' and Obelix' numerous journeys.


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13 Oct 2015, 5:16 pm

^ I like your new signature enviro. :lol:


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13 Oct 2015, 5:22 pm

Me, too!

And thank you, Envirozentinel! :D


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