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  • Liz Burnside

    n the 1st Millennium AD, the weekly feast dedicated to the Viking god Odin was a very lively and popular communal celebration in Britain and Scandinavia, and the church found it almost impossible to stop people enjoying it. In AD 732, in an attempt to wipe out the practice, Pope Gregory III instructed Boniface to forbid the highly-prized food that was at the heart of this ‘pagan’ festival – horsemeat.

  • Maxwell Purrington

    Nordic Sacrificial Scene from the Period of Odin. 1831.

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