It is interesting to know about history, the various events that have taken place in the history of humankind from that beginning until now have come to life through the hands of a historian.
We have not seen anything of that time with our own eyes, and we have not heard any word from their mouths. We have only seen various things used by them. We have seen all the new knowledge about them hidden in those things related to their memory.
And from within the unknown, historians reveal many useful facts, which fulfill our desire to know.
In this way, the word ‘connecting the dots’ gets a nice look in historians’ hands. So far, so good, but the problem is that when there is a deliberate mix of misinformation, there is a lot of fabrication to trap the opponent or present it negatively to the next generation.
This is how all the events of history, which did not exist in reality, were created by word of mouth, and people started believing in them.
Did the Vikings have horns on their helmets?
Many of the current generations will have heard of the Vikings. In particular, they are seen through various means of entertainment for the benefit of modern technology. But the question is, Who is this Viking?
Simply put, we know a group of people from the Scandinavian region, namely Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, who travel by sea.
From the eighth century to the furthest limit of the 11th century, they spread from Europe to the Mediterranean.
They campaigned in different areas, setting up settlements in their respective communities, but nowadays, they have never been as terrifying or warlike as they are through various forms of entertainment.
The descriptions of them during the Vikings’ time, or the way they were portrayed, show them bare-headed or wearing the kind of helmets we are familiar with. Archaeologists have not found a single Viking-era helmet where they are wearing horned helmets.
What is meant by the ‘Viking helmet’ is the only one that has been found in its entirety so far, also in Norway in 1943.At Gjermundbu Farm. Needless to say, that 10th-century helmet also had no horns.
So how did the horns grow on the Vikings’ helmet?
That is the reason we need to go to the nineteenth century. For example, the Swedish painter Gustaf Malmstrom wore a Vikings helmet in his paintings. Costume designer Carl Emile Doeppler wore an ancient and medieval German horned helmet to the Vikings while staging the epic music drama ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’!
However, Greek and Roman historians reported seeing such horned helmets on the heads of people in northern Europe. They also had winged horns like the wings of a bird or the head of a deer. However, these were only worn during festivals. Again, this fashion disappeared at least a century before the advent of Viking civilization.
There is another reason behind the coming of this horn in the helmets of the Vikings. Christians in Europe at the time wanted the Vikings to look more barbaric and pagan. As a result, the Vikings’ helmets’ horns are covered in various paintings, which is very similar to the horns of the devil!
So … what do you mean? The Vikings never had horns on their caps. All media creation!!!
Twelfth-century Salamanca cathedral astronaut!
The picture shows an astronaut being portrayed through architecture. This is not surprising at present. But you would be surprised to know that the building that has this sculpture of an astronaut on it was built hundreds of years ago!
When this image spread on the internet, various conspiracy theories were born about it. But with a little effort, the truth comes out.
Salamanca, a city in western Spain. The city has two cathedrals – the Old Cathedral(Beginning in the twelfth century), And New Cathedral(Beginning in the sixteenth century).
When the image first went viral, and people found out that the astronaut’s sculpture was in Salamanca’s cathedral, everyone assumed it was probably made in the twelfth century. But how could anyone have made such an accurate prediction of an astronaut almost eight hundred years ago?
Then it became known – no, it is the New Cathedral. Even then, the same question remains, only time is reduced from nine hundred years to four hundred years.
Only then did the real truth come to light. This astronaut sculpture is not from the twelfth century, not even from the sixteenth century. It was added to the cathedral in 1992!
In fact, at that time, the cathedral was undergoing several renovations.
Those associated with it also added various contemporary works of art to the cathedral to enhance the beauty of the building.
Geronimo Garcia was a little exception. So he caught the astronaut! Of course, he could not have guessed that this small sculpture of his would become the subject of so much discussion and conspiracy theory.
Let us know what you think of the article.Let me know if you have know any more common misconceptions