Luci, you would be in good company here in Scandinavia... this quote would get ya some laughs here...I am not a heathen,Venator, dont talk down to me.
Scandinavians are proud to declare themself to be pagan- heathens. That's why i use it in that combo, 'cuz that's the way those folks see it here. They take no offense when ya mention them like that. Ya need to check out a musical group called 'Hedningarna', which is Swedish for heathens. They are proud of their paganism.
Their music is really good, especially if ya understand the language of Lapp pagans, singin' in the background. I will get ya a You Tube link so that ya can listen for yerself. I don't understand why yer so defensive, Maybe all the bad press in the UK is causin' it, who knows. It sho' ain't like that herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFLrrxH0st4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrJoTtc ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TpfKPG9 ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQbWCLq ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9GynOZ ... re=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSNVWeU ... re=related
BTW, Tolkien pillaged+ plundered Finnish myth-folklore to be able to create his Ring Saga's. He felt it was unfair that the Scandinavians + Teutonics had theirs and UK had nuthin'. This music will give ya an idea as to how he got inspired, 'cuz many of these melodies ya hear in the links go way back in time.