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What exactly happened at early things is sparsely recorded, if not to say for really earlier times wholly non-existent as traditional sources. Without written sources, things get complicated. But we have hints. Among those is that for a medieval perspective this civilising tendency was apparently comparably late, and along in temporal development with the ...


After more research it appears, that weapons might have not been allowed in Norwegian Things (or at least Gulathing) at all and were only used as a way of showing agreement in Germanic tradition. Wikipedia:Thing


The term "blue eyes" is a misnomer. This refers to the appearance of light eyes in the tribes: a dark grey or green, most prevalent among the Mandans. It's re-appearance in some of the Snowbird Cherokee, is most likely due to later inter-breeding (aka: after the Trail of Tears). However, in the Algonquin legends it is well supported that the Norse ...

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