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Varangian

Born under fickle northlight, under the heartless stars
Where icy ocean foam is cutting into skin and leaving scars
No legacy awaited, not for the restless kind
I stepped aboard a longship and left it all behind
 
Eastwards I was looking for choices, on the Silk Road I did travel
Over many strange land
I often heard the gods singing voices
That steered me towards living life with weapons in my hand
 
The sword is my command
I hold it in my hand
Til I take my final stand
Dying like a man
Like a true Varangian
 
I have seen battle raging, I have seen brothers die
I have seen blood red snow and I have heard the doomed ones weep and cry
For silvershine and glory, and for my longing heart
Wielding my shield before me, I came to play my part
I stood my ground in fire and fury as a mercenary within the Varangian Guard
I carved a rune to vouch for our glory, with my dagger in a
Church bench in Miklagaard
 
The sword is my command
I hold it in my hand
Til I take my final stand
Dying like a man
Like a true Varangian
 
There is a house, of timber, in Holmgaard by a lake
I grieve and I remember, leaving my loved ones with heartbreak
I gazed in light of morning, towards the rising sun
Yet I was caught in mourning, for in regret I came undone
Once again I boarded the Longship
And sailed into the east whilst contemplating what it gave
For I surely have been given good fortune,
And now on eastern shores I shall be given my demise and my grave
 
The sword is my command
I hold it in my hand
Til I take my final stand
Dying like a man
Like a true Varangian
 
  • Silk Road:

    The Silk Road (Chinese: 丝绸之路) was and is a network of trade routes connecting the East and West, from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century CE. It was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions. “The Silk Road” usually refers to certain land routes, but it may also refer to sea routes that connect East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East, East Africa & Southern Europe.

  • Varangian:

    The Varangians (Old Norse: Væringjar; Medieval Greek: Βάραγγοι, Várangoi) was the name given by Greeks, to Rus', Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. Between the 9th and 11th centuries, Varangians ruled the medieval state of Kievan Rus', settled among many territories of modern Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and formed the Byzantine Varangian Guard. (More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians)

  • Varangian Guard:

    The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα τῶν Βαράγγων) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army from the tenth to the fourteenth century. The members served as personal bodyguards to the Byzantine emperors. The Varangian Guard was known for being primarily composed of recruits from northern Europe, including mainly Norsemen from Scandinavia but also Anglo-Saxons from England. The recruitment of distant foreigners from outside Byzantium to serve as the emperor's personal guard was pursued as a deliberate policy, as they lacked local political loyalties and could be counted upon to suppress revolts by disloyal Byzantine factions. (More:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard)

  • Miklagaard:

    Byzantium/Constantinople:The medieval Vikings, who had contacts with the Byzantine Empire through their expansion through eastern Europe (Varangians) used the Old Norse name Miklagarðr (from mikill 'big' and garðr 'wall' or 'stronghold') as seen in the Icelandic sagas, later Miklagard and Micklegarth.This name lives on in the modern Icelandic name Mikligarður and Faroese Miklagarður.

  • Holmgaard:

    The Varangian name of the city Holmgård or Holmgard (Holmgarðr or Holmgarðir) - nowadays Veliky Nowgorod - is mentioned in Norse Sagas as existing at a yet earlier stage, but the correlation of this reference with the actual city is uncertain.

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