Nomadic Scythians: Red-haired Vikings on Horses

Battle-Scythians-and-Slavs

…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!

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

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

A Deeper Shade of Red

A biological blessing having red hair?

Sure it probably helps thinking positive to overcome your problems. But let’s get this straight–people with red hair know darkness down to its very depths. Wearing black looks best with red hair- I wonder why? Living with red hair is not just something to endure, it makes you stronger and gives attitude. Many teen gingers have suicidal thoughts and not just because we get abused for being a carrottop but because we are just naturally sensitive and fiery. Yeah, it would be cool to just ride the goodship lollipop, but being a redhead is about learning to find that balance between the lows and highs. Redheads suffer for mankind and some find answers for the evils that bind us. We also stand up and speak those words that no one else will dare to say especially when it’s not popular or correct because we do not have to worry about fitting in – we already got the boot.  It’s like a blending of being a shaman and warrior. So I would argue that having red hair is more of a challenge than a blessing. It’s a quest!