Danish soldiers using the old Viking war banner called Danibrók

  1. Strictly speaking, this is not Danibrók. "Dannebrog," as it is now spelled, is the current flag displaying a white cross on a red background. The flag displayed here is the "raven banner."

  2. Also, the raven banner i more a standard than a flag... So we can easily have both... A national flag and a national standard

  3. That source seems seriously dodgy lol I'd be very careful using it if I was you. Surely you can find something more reliable on this topic?

  4. To be fair. Using red black and white colors, mixed with Nordic runes, or Nordic signs in general, is done by a lot of nazi communities in Denmark.

  5. The various raven banners had different names. Banner of the Danir was Danibrók. Harald Haralda had Landeyðan. I have read the Hrafnsmerki was from the Orkney islands

  6. A small minority in Denmark wants Danibrók to replace the 800 year old and current national flag from the time of the Christian crusades called

  7. Btw, that photo is from Tallinn, Estonia. From Danish King's garden, and celebrates Danes (Tallinn gets its name from allegedly being called Danish town, Taani linn = Denmark city) and how the Dannebrog appeared to the Danes in Estonia according to a legend.

  8. Wow, a cross how original... who could have come up with such an amazing idea before... maybe Portugal one century earlier... though such feat of originality must have come up to someone even earlier.

  9. Picture taken in the Danish king's garden in Tallinn, Estonia, which used to be called Dannebrog ages ago. :P

  10. I feel the Scandinavian cross flags are the best looking flags in the world. Such nice symmetry and contrast!

  11. Don't forget the best part - when flown together, it shows that we are all siblings! I love it when I see a collection of Nordic flags side by side.

  12. Now come retake skåneland and save us from the swedish after 400 years of swedish imperial rule and oppression pleasssss

  13. Pagan symbolry is mostly considered problematic because the Nazis had a boner for them, I think. But when seen in context of war, such as when parts of the norwegian military used 'Til Valhall' as a battlecry in Afghanistan, its seen as a sign of disproportionate savagery, I guess. Especially when Afghanistan was a peacekeeping mission.

  14. Reminds me of the starting passage of Dan Carlin’s series about Ghenghis Khan, about how it’s a challenge to treat and study past genocidal rulers, especially as more time goes on. Vikings are far back in history that the deaths they caused are not in anyone’s memory too much.

  15. The same can be said about every country's flag for all of human history. There is not a single country that has not engaged in acts of savagery to take land and resources from other people.

  16. To be fair, the post-viking Danes were also involved in slavery, colonizing, and all kinds of savagery and oppression. The Christian Danish flag is just as blood soaked as the old one.

  17. Excactly! And to add onto this, Nordic runes, and viking symbols, is used alot by different danish nazi groups. Like the Nordic brotherhood, and Nordic front.

  18. I think it's part of an understandable reaction to try and expunge a thousand year old footprint of Christian monarchist tyranny.

  19. If you trust the idiotic ruZZian trolls who plague anything Ukraina related, this is also clearly a neo-nazi symbol.

  20. I like the regular one more. But I think viking stuff is quite overrated to begin with so I guess that plays in.

  21. All the days of the week in English are named after the old Gods. Sunday (the suns day), Monday (the moons day), Tuesday (Tyrs day), Wednesday (Odins day) Thursday (Thors day) Friday (Frig/ Freyrs) day.

  22. He's very likely a pan-European figure, which means his origins are also very likely Proto-Indo-European. Same with Thor, and several others. The further back you go, the more frequently you can see etymological connections or meanings in a lot of Indo-European pantheons.

  23. The banner is a very old and historical danish one, it was used by nazis but it does not represent them, it's kinda like with the Hindu symbol that everybody now thinks is the Nazi symbol.

  24. You do know, that the Danish Dannevirke was made to protect Jylland from invading hordes from the south, right? :-)

  25. Honestly ancient Germanic symbols are cool as hell, it's a shame that they're most commonly associated with Nazis and white supremacists these days.

  26. Have you considered the social context may be slightly different in another continent? Viking stuff (like viking metal) is harmless LARPing for some.

  27. Did you see when the American leftards tried to claim the CPAC stage was built in the shape of a Nazi rune?

  28. I'm not sure I'd necessarily want to get a flag uniquely harkening back to a time when Scandinavians were a bit of a scourge on their neighbors, but that's just me. I'd always been conscious of it, but watching the Northman really helped me visually put into perspective the romanticization we have put Nordic paganism and vikings through.

  29. I agree at least, I think we shouldnt be glorifying banners like this which were used by Viking warriors, I don't think they can be compared to anything but Islamists wanting to go far lands and die for their gods. But instead I think we should more embrace our more modern post-pagan history.

  30. I don't know, soldiers are expected to kill without remorse and to be able to operate even when fearing for their lives. Viking imaginery can be a great tool for this.

  31. Yeah this flag is also used internationally by neonazis, the NSU who killed several in germany also used this symbol

  32. I don't play along the nonsense behind the Nazi accusation, but I just don't like the resurgence of nationalistic militarism all over Europe. This was definitely a red flag in the past. Two years ago everybody was celebrating doctors and nurses during the first rising of the pandemic, now a war is close to us and Europe politicians have suddenly turned into army lovers. This emotional approach to politics is mind-blowing.

  33. I mean, if a war is close better to get your armies on point and ready. Better not have to deploy them, but even better to be able to respond if necesity arrives.

  34. Oh no! The English better get ready, the raids are about to start. Luckily there are no monasteries left to pillage

  35. Didn't different Norse tribes have vikings of their own, so does it makes sense to call it a viking war banner?

  36. Giving up your bodily autonomy, agency, and bending over backwards for corporate interests? What a wholesome chungus viking mentality! Hail Odin!

  37. This is half a step to a Swastika in a white circle on a red banner. Do they rape too, as did the barbarians they idolize?

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