Sviatoslav I of Kiev

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Luigi
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Sviatoslav I of Kiev

Postby Luigi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:43 am

I just read the wiki of this Pagan warrior prince, and man, this stuff makes Conan the Barbarian seem like nothing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sviatoslav_I_of_Kiev

TL;DR: Rus warrior prince refuses to convert to Christianity even though his mother was Christian and the Byzantines were pressuring him to. Defeats and destroys numerous nomadic warrior confederations/empires, at times helped the Byzantines, at others was at war with them, ultimately the Byzantines plotted to hire Turkic warrior nomads to ambush him and kill him, after which his skull was made into a chalice.

Imagine living in a time anything like this lol

Hail Sviatoslav, your glory lives forever!

Cattle die,
kinsmen die,
you and I will die the same.
I know one thing that never dies,
The reputation of a dead man's deeds.

-Woden in the Hávamál


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Postby Edge Guerrero » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:35 pm

- It would be like living on Mortal Kombat world! :shock:
- I rent this space for advertising

Don't be selfish, preserve this world for the next generations.

I'll never long for what might have been
Regret won't waste my life again
I won't look back I'll fight to remain


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