Friday, January 09, 2009

The Boar's Helm Pub

The Boar's Helm Pub :: View topic - From the Copenhagen Post, village escavated...: "he latest theory is that Tissø was only a temporary residence of a king or royalty, used primarily for feasting, hospitality, entertainment and other ritual functions. The place was in all probability connected to Lejre, near Roskilde, 70 km to the southeast, and the possible ancient seat of the Viking kings. In the hall at Tissø, the powerful local Viking lord or king would carry out his important role of lavishly entertaining important guests and rewarding allies for their loyal assistance, at huge ceremonies and feasts as described in the Icelandic saga and Beowulf, the Old English eighth century epic poem which recounts the tale of the early Danish Viking kings."