Friday, March 16, 2007

Holger Danske Is Stirring

Holger Danske Vågner
I’ve made a little sidebar logo for our Danish colleagues.

Feel free to borrow it, but please don’t hot-link it — that is, make yourselves a copy, and store it on your own image server.

For our Anglophone readers: the caption says, “Holger Danske is stirring.”

When he manages to get that other eye open, everyone would be well-advised to take cover…





Thanks to Kepiblanc for the translation.

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10 comments:

Mikael said...

Very nice! It's borrowed.

Vince P said...

Who is that person?

Mikael said...

Vince,

He's the scourge of Denmark. If you know what's good for you, do not wake him up!

No, really. Don't!

:-)

Baron Bodissey said...

Vince,

I guess I should have explained for our new or occasional readers: he's the Twelfth Viking.

Steven said...

This may have been true once but the day of the Viking fighting spirit is long gone. I hope I’m wrong, but I see a slow death of the Viking’s race.

Asatru Update said...

I like it! Holger Danske, as I recall, was one of Charlemagne's knights...but he does call to mind another, older, one eyed figure known to the Danes...and to stir his wrath is grim indeed (pun from the Old Norse intended!)

MikeZ said...

Here's a good intro to Holger Danske:

Holger

You can see that the illustration matches the statue.

Lets hope his spirit lives in the hearts of Danes.

Roy said...

Very good!

Let's hope the other eye opens soon.

Mikael said...

Asatru,

My thoughts exact!
As fierce as old Holger may be, the sound of Sleipnir on the gallops will break any enemy rank!

Alfred of Wessex said...

Such a pity the Nazis have made being a patriot difficult. Lefties will always be able to liken this or 'England Awake' to the Nazi Posters of 'Deutschland Erwache'.

Perhaps we native English should have our own version: 'Alfred [the Great, King of Wessex] is stirring'. Alas, no-one who has been through our benighted public education system in the last 20 years would ever have heard of him.