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The viking metal stance/pose..thing

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by Vehemens, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Vehemens

    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Hullo.

    I have a question, perhaps a fairly random and trivial one. And figured a good place to ask would be here. . .as I've seen it in (older) Amon Amarth photos before, and also Enslaved.

    What is the stance/pose/salute(?) where they have one arm extended, fist clenched, and the other with hand clasped over the extended forearm?? Does anyone know if it has a specific meaning or anything like that?
     
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    Socom Slavic warrior

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    Manowar fans were the first ones I saw using that salute :lol:
     
  3. Vehemens

    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Hahaha why does that not surprise me!!!!

    Manowar :lol:
     
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    Samael87 New Metal Member

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    It isn't a salute so much as an acknowledgment or greeting to other Asatru (Norse Pagans). It is intended to resemble the shape of the iconic Mjollnir, or Hammer of Thor, which is almost always depicted with shaft up and head down, similar in appearance to an upside down cross, the grasping of the arm near the elbow is meant to resemble the head of the hammer while the wrist of the other arm is the shaft and finally the other fist the face of the shaft. It is a fairly common greeting among Asatru brethren.
     
  5. Vehemens

    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Ah right...cool, thanks for sharing.

    Something new learned.
     
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    OhTheHumanity New Metal Member

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    Haha I'm definitely doing that now
     
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    can't really picture that, can someone take a pic and point it out?
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    New one on me, but I'm just an old redneck what hides in the woods. Never know what the cool kids are up to these days.
     
  9. Spanish_Lass

    Spanish_Lass Dahar Mistress

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    Nah, old man, I lived in enlightened Europe and I have not seen that either. But you live and learn I guess.

    You mean this... ?

    [​IMG]

    I personally think they are asking to be tickled, but that is just the little mischievous imp that I am.
     
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    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    I think Once Sent... and Avenger have some of the band doing it, and also one of the early Enslaved (Vikingligr Veldi, perhaps?? Can't remember for sure).
     
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    I have never seen this or heard of this....
     
  12. Celtik Militia

    Celtik Militia Dumb French Bastard

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    Me neither, never heard of it... but its good to know.. i guess.
     
  13. Xurek

    Xurek Waaagh!

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    That looks like people clapping their hands above their heads to me :lol:

    Another one becoming popular is if you wrap your left leg around your right and hold the foot with your left hand whilst saluting with the other whilst wearing a baseball cap backwards.





    I lied!!
     
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    Spanish_Lass Dahar Mistress

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    Xurek reveals his secret ocupation as a Pullyourleghanga Yoga instructor :heh:

    That would be the poser asana. :lol::lol: or poser ass-ana.
     
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    i think he only does that because he has a mic in his hand?
     
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    Spanish_Lass Dahar Mistress

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    I hope it catches on :heh:

    Because I will go on a ticklefest in the moshpit!!!!
     
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    Ima gunna agree with Lass on that.... its gotta be a tickle thing....or maybe some wierd shadow puppet I havent learned yet.
     
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    Metal - using phallic imagery to the point of retaining ambiguous homosexuality, but acting as blatantly homophobic as possible on the outside.

    :Smokin:
     
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    lol:lol:
     

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