Monday, October 05, 2009

The Ring Bearers

The Ring Bearers

Meet the Ring Bearers. Two members of Tattarklanen. To the left Burpus Tatorum, also known as Ola. And next to him, Tatora Tuttum, whose real name is Beatrice. To become a ring bearer, and get a clan name in this Viking and Medieval clan you need to prove your personal commitment to the group. Something that normally will take a couple of years. And that's what Burpus Tatorum and Tatora Tuttum has done. They visit all the big Viking markets, like the one in Leksand and the Medieval Week in Visby. They also enjoy the camp life, role-playing, music, and the handicraft that are a big part of the Viking culture. I met them during the Viking market in Handen.They told me that there are something like 15 ring bearers in their clan at the moment. Ola and Beatrice have a web site of their own where you can look at some of their handicraft and even order stuff.

9 comments:

Lois said...

They are a handsome couple! I will check out their website.

Leif Hagen said...

Didn't you get a photo of "Erik the Red?!" I bet tomorrow will be a snap of the sword maker ...

brattcat said...

You hang out at the most interesting places, Steffe. How do you find the time to document all of these things?

Jacob said...

A nice portrait of some very interesting people!

B SQUARED said...

Fascinating! So interesting what other people do with their time.

cieldequimper said...

Keep'em coming, I hope you have many more vikings to show us. I learned a lot about Norse clans when I went to I-can't-remember-which-museum in Oslo, it was fascinating.

Don and Krise said...

It's great that they remain so dedicated. What a fun life they must have. I'll check out the link too.

Kcalpesh said...

Really a lovely couple!

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Vogon Poet said...

These two are quite credible and their stuff is at least a bit unusual.