...hired as personal security Viking warriors. They became known as the Varangian Guards. "Varangian" was a term that Slavs used to describe Vikings, who sailed smaller scale versions of their longships all over Europe's rivers. As a matter of fact, the Varangians played a large part in the establishment of what became known as the Kievan Rus' - the first "Russian" state.
I agree with you about the Blood Eagle. I once had that described to me and felt very nauseous afterwards.
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