Game of Thrones, Vikings, and Breaking Bad..
Best west series ever :smiling_face_with_heart-eyes:
Vikings, i like to be like the real Ragnar having good time with my fellow vikings, floki, my brother Rollo and my son Bjorn iron side, with my wife lagertha.
which are the best TV series to watch?
@jessica-mormont Vikings was recommended by two of my friends and its still on.
i still haven't finished the first season of vikings.
Altered Carbon they might have deviated from the books as the book has sequels and they haven't announced season 2 or any renewal for altered carbon yet.
Why is Greenland called Greenland, when it's white and covered with ice?
It used to be green.
Over 80 percent of Greenland is covered in ice, but its grass was probably greener back in the summer of A.D. 982, when Erik the Red first landed in the southwest of the island.
The current names come from the Vikings. Norse custom was to name a thing as they saw it. For instance, when he saw wild grapes (blackberries, probably) growing on the shore, Erik the Red’s son, Leif Eríksson, named a portion of Canada “Vinland.”
Ice core and mollusk shell data suggests that from A.D. 800 to 1300, southern Greenland was much warmer than it is today. This means that when the Vikings first arrived, the Greenland name would make sense.
Due to climate change temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting and in a century or two Greenland will better resemble the name it was given a thousand years ago.
Let’s talk about sports
What is your favorite sport and why? What is your favorite team(s)? Do you play any sports?
I love football(American football lol). I got into football when I was a kid because of watching it with my grandpa and learning all about it from him. I gained a true passion for the game from my grandpa as well as my crazy loyalty to my favorite team the Minnesota Vikings(SKOL). I also play football as well. I played all the way through middle school and highschool. I thought I was done with football after highschool since the college I went to didn’t have a team. Then I found my second family aka my team the Albert Lea Grizzlies a semi pro team about an hour away. It’s been an awesome experience I wouldn’t trade for the world. Also it was cool we got to play at US Bank Stadium( home of the Minnesota Vikings). Ok now I’m done rambling let’s hear your stories
Do you have interesting facts about anything you would like to share?
@layla so, do you know where the days of the week come from?
A long time ago the Romans ruled most of the known world; their most powerful empire was in the north in a place called Britannia. The days of the week were already established by the Romans and each one correlated to a specific deity they worshiped. The days were, Apolloday, Dianaday, Marsday, Mercuryday, Jupiterday, Venusday, and Saturnday. These were the name of the days for a while until a bunch of savages from the East invaded the great island; they were known as the Vikings.
Roman was falling anyways so they fled south back to their rumbling capital (no thanks to Nero) and the Viking took over Britain. They changed a lot things, the capital which was once Londonium was relocated north to a city called Jorick (later known as York) and the Vilings changed the days of the week to represent their gods because they thought the Roman ones were losers.
- Apollo, the sun god, was changed to merely Sunday, because the Nordics had no decent sun deity
- Diana, the moon goddess, was changed to Moonday (once again no moon diety, Monday).
- Mars, the god of war, was changed to Tivday (what we know as Tuesday).
- Mercury, the god of wayward travellers and knowledge, was changed to Wodenday (Woden is another name for Odin... what we now know as Wednesday).
- Jupiter, the god of Thunder, was changed to Thorsday (also known as Thursday).
Venus, the goddess of love, was changed to Friggaday (Friday).
- and Saturn, the god of time, got to keep his day, Saturnday (aka Saturday).
And that is the history of the days of the week in a nutshell. Latin based languages still use a variation of the original Roman days. For example in Spanish, Domingo, Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, and Sábado. Yes, I am a nerd.