Nomadic Scythians: Red-haired Vikings on Horses

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…have all deep blue eyes, and bright red hair – Herodotus

Meet a fierce group of nomadic redheads that lived 2500 years ago in what is present day Crimea, ruling the area for 500 years starting circa 800BC. These people created arrowheads that could pierce metal armor. They could ride horseback and shoot arrows with deadly accuracy. Shamans would mix blood and venom from vipers and dip the arrows to make them doubly lethal. A recent archaeological dig in a Scythian burial mound revealed a golden cup with residue of opium and cannabis on the inside, evidence of magic rituals involving hallucinogens. Female warriors have been found in graves wearing armor. It has been suggested this is the source for the Amazons. Then Amazons would have been redheads. Figures-don’t mess with a redheaded woman!

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http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/poison-ak47-ancient-0010101

https://www.realmofhistory.com/2016/07/09/10-facts-scythians-warfare/

Druids and Qigong

chinesedragonAncient Druids were aware of what they referred to as the Dragon coursing through their bodies and the universe. Practitioners of qigong know this as well called qi. The ancient Daoists revered the dragon too. Is it possible they were both talking about the same thing? Some Druids had red hair and there have been found redheaded mummies in China. Interesting…

What Redheads are Really Like

Forget all those lists describing the characteristics of redheads for the moment. What they don’t talk about in the grand scheme of things is what those characteristics really translate to. Deep down it comes down to this- we are uncomfortable in our skin and we need to run wild. Look at those berserkers who ran naked into battle- think redhead.

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Eric the Red, the fierce red-haired Viking who discovered Greenland about AD 982. NB: Scan of small illustration.

On the move with the Vikings as they scoured all over Europe and even North America. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder was about redheads except its not a disorder its just we don’t want to sit still and be brainwashed like the rest of ’em. Look at Tom Sawyer, a redhead who has an awesome exploration of the Mississippi looking at all the crazy lives of Americans. You might say that he was fictional but it was probably a story about the life of the author himself- Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain- yes a redhead.

 

 

Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll was about a typical red-haired life. Hey which rocker is still kicking and partying and looks good- only the red rocker Sammy Hagar. Sammy-Hagar-ASTRODOME-June-19-1983-by-Mark-Bowman-ImagesLets not forget the Outlaw Jesse James- yes he was redhead. He fought against the man for his neighbors because why- its just a red-haired thing to do. We can’t help but seek out the passion in life which leads to sex. Just look at the evidence- there are redheads all over the world. What I have noticed is that somehow I bring out the wild side of people when they around me. It’s not my fault if got into trouble. I wonder if Loki was a redhead?

Redheads Have Magical Powers

red-headed-witch-clipart-1Redheads are naturally inclined to have magical powers given their unique differences.

Curly red locks!  Hair is an extension of the nervous system. With those coils of red curly locks, redheads are attuned to the energies of the environment, giving them a sixth sense. Red hair contains more iron thus having better antenna capabilities to sense danger for example. There was a dynasty in 6th C France of redheads known as Merovingians with long red curly locks known for their shamanic abilities. In Norway, legend states you can tell a witch by her red hair. During the Inquisition, 45,000 red-haired women were burnt at the stake. Hair is a source of power too, remember Samson and Delilah!

Sensitive to the environment. Redheads can detect temperature change and pain better than other hair colors. Heightened senses such as smell can forecast the weather. Being able to sense pain relates to a natural empathy that I know many redheads possess. The more in tune a person is with nature, the more their extra sensory perception is improved. Redheads are naturally gifted with ESP because of their environmental sensitivities. Strangely, redheads can handle more electrical shock than others. Scientists discovered this by subjecting redheads to shock therapy. I can only imagine the strange perversion the inquisitors had when torturing redheads.

 

Ginger Prince Harry Marries Dark Exotic Beauty Meghan

Prince HarryRedheads like to stir the pot!

Just like a redhead to be attracted to the dark and exotic, Prince Harry is getting royally hitched to the dark-haired beauty Meghan Markle this weekend which coincides with Redhead Day in London. It’s the same day that Ann Boleyn lost her head to King Henry VIII- Harry’s real name is Henry. Prince Harry is being treated like a redheaded stepchild by the paparazzi with all negative publicity his wedding is receiving. His brother received the Royal treatment when he was married. Typical gingerism. Most of the media coverage has been about her mixed race, but let us not forget about him being a redhead and the differences that a redhead brings.

 

 

 

Horoscope Blues

According to Chinese Astrology and Western Astrology, Prince Harry should have consulted an astrologer before his marriage. His Chinese sign is a Wood Rat, born in 1984 and her’s is Metal Rooster, born in 1981- yes that’s right, she is 3 years older. One source said that the Rooster’s criticisms are too much for the Rat’s sensitivities. It gave the relation a possible C- on a grading scale. Not too good. His mom, Princess Diana, was born in the year of the Ox and is a Rat’s soulmate. Diana said she particularly looked after Harry. I thought maybe because he has red hair. On Western Astrology, he is a Virgo and she is a Leo. The relationship could survive once they understand their differences. One source stated a 5% chance of survival. Based on Prince Harry’s nervous behavior during the ceremony, I wish them good luck.

Gingers of the World, Unite!

Udmurtia Redhaired festivalGingers of the World, Unite!

This is the motto of a red-haired festival in a location that might surprise: Russia. The Udmurtia ethnic nation claims to have the most red hair outside Ireland.

At first thought, the idea of redheads uniting around the world was a little perplexing. What would be the purpose? Personally, would I want to be around a bunch of people like myself? I guess I relish being unique in the world. In fact it might be a little scary, the thought that our red hair might all catch on fire or a big fight might break out. Perhaps take over the world!

Redheads are Fiery!

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Eric the Red, the fierce red-haired Viking who discovered Greenland about AD 982. NB: Scan of small illustration.

When redheads are described, usually words of energy come to mind, like fiery, hot-tempered and flaming. Picture Vikings raiding seacoast villages and establishing trade routes throughout Europe. Even the country name, Russia, where Vikings sailed on the Volga River, means ‘to row.’ The Vikings traveled far and wide, from North America to the Mediterranean. Ancient redheads are known to have traveled worldwide, evidenced in the discovery of red-haired mummies found everywhere, including South America and China.

Studies have shown that redheads have a propensity for hyperactivity. An Israeli psychiatrist, Dr Michael Bar, reported that redheaded children are three to four times more likely than others to develop hyperactivity. He said, “it’s possible that the assumed national characteristics of certain ethnic groups, like the adventurousness of the Vikings and the temperament of the Irish, are connected to the high frequency of redheads among them.”

marsRedheads are from Mars?

Astrologers claim there is a connection between the red planet Mars and the fiery nature of people with red hair. Redheads are notorious for their well-known hot-tempered, high strung and sensitive natures. In astrology, if the planet Mars is in your charts, it has the affect of placing fiery, competitive and almost explosive tendencies into your behavior.

So if you are a redhead with many interests, ie ‘too many irons in the fire,’ don’t worry, it’s a redhead thing.

 

 Places where you should encounter red hair!

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Billings, Montana June 2-3, 2018

 

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Gingerfest V in Boise, Idaho on June 8th, 2018

 

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Redhead Days in Chicago, Illinois on July 6-8, 2018

Redheads Unite of Colorado

Redheads Unite in Colorado on July 14, 2018

 

Viking Days in Seattle on July 14th.

 

 

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Celtic Festival Missoula, Montana on July 28, 2018

 

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Irish Festival, St. Paul, Mn Aug 10-12, 2018- Good times!

 

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Vista Viking Festival, Vista, Ca Sept. 22-23, 2018-  I highly recommend this event.

 

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Redhead Days in the Netherlands

 

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Redhead Picnic in Dunbar West Virginia in September 2018

 

Red Hair Redhead Resources

Irish News https://www.irishcentral.com/

Celtic Gods & Goddesses http://www.angelfire.com/wizard/celticdeities/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_hair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_redheads

https://gingerparrot.co.uk/

https://owlcation.com/humanities/Redheads-Myths–Legends–and-Famous-Red-Hair

http://www.themythsandhistoryofredhair.co.uk/heresy.html

http://www.irishoriginsofcivilization.com/

gingerism.com

http://hotforginger.com/ginger-news/

http://www.thegingernet.com/

RANGA (Red And Nearly Ginger) http://www.ranga.net.au/

http://leagueofextraordinaryredheads.com

http://www.icollectgingers.com/manifesto-of-gingers/

 

 

 

The ’70’s Redhead Stereotype

neumanHow could we be proud of being a redhead back in ’70’s with the terrible caricature of red hair illustrated by Mad’s Alfred E Neuman? With his ruddy complexion, ears that stuck out, crooked teeth and stupid grin, he was the quintessential dork!

 

 

 

 

 

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On the female side of things, who could forget Pippi Longstocking? With ridiculous braids and toothy grin, she had the habit of doing everything unconventionally.

How were redheads supposed to get any respect in such company?

Erik the Red

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As a redhead, do you or have you been told that your temper is out of control? Are you controversial with fire? Do you have hard time settling down and being content where you are? Have you been exiled from your family, your job or friends? You might even say banished. Don’t fret, Erik the Red was just like you and look what he accomplished. Sometimes you have to rock the ship and no one is better suited than a redhead. Skol!

http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/01/16/erik-the-red-famous-viking-outlaw-who-colonized-greenland-and-was-father-of-leif-erikson/