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  • Vikings in Russia via “Earl Rognvald I of Orkney boasted that he could ‘glide on skis’ “
  • Skaði - ski goddess in Norse mythology. The word “nymphomaniac” (S03E04) is being used in Vikings, but not a ski in sight.
  • Ull (Ullr) son of Sif and stepson of Thor was a skier- “such a good archer and ski-runner that no one can rival him”
  • Well Vikings is written by Brit Michael Hirst, not the greatest of skiing nations and that might be why there is no skiing (yet?)
  • The Drevja Ski - Norway’s oldest ski (found not too far from by birthplace) - Over 5000 years old.
  • Vikings - we are three seasons in, loads of snow and yet not a ski in sight. People in Scandinavia have been skiing since BC.
  • Skiing AD1200 style - Probably close to skiing AD1000.
  • Vikings on Amazon - loads of snow, but no-one skiing? People walking even in winter - skis were in use in Scandinavia 3000 to 4000 years BC.
  • Boko Haram unrest:South Africa concern at Nigeria ‘mercenaries’ “hired men from South Africa and former Soviet Union”
  • The Times (Hugo Rifkind on Saturday and AA Gill on Sunday) seems to be casting Jeremy Clarkson as some kind of hero.