Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prayer against Viking Raids ~ Charles the Bald c.870

"Pity the highest favor by preserving and guarding our bodies, free us from the savage Norman tribe who devastates our realms.
They aged and young would have their throats slit, and maidens and lads too, and the multitudes also. Repel the evil from us, we altogether implore [thee]. Bring thee the ruling realm, we plead on our knees, to the king of glory, who pity us with true peace, soundness, hopes and strength. Give us peace and harmony. Bestow us unmitigated hope, genuine faith also; concede us continual charity and let completed be. Sanctify our prayers that we be availed in achieving this, that we be rejoiced in glorious measure. Praise be peace and glory, to the Trinity who wholly most-magnificent for the people. 

Amen"
From the collection of Charles the Bald c.870




More at  http://home.ix.netcom.com/~kyamazak/myth/norse/viking-prayer.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_the_Bald

2 comments:

  1. This is my question and I hope someone will respond. Why attack and kill off everyone? What was the purpose in attacking a village in the first place if not to but take slaves, etc.?
    "They aged and young would have their throats slit, and maidens and lads too, and the multitudes also"

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  2. Slaves were a big factor in Viking raids but gold and other treasures from monasteries were also important.

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