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  1. Please, Steve! Don’t give Marvel any ideas.

  2. DFH says:

    Blacks have to be the most bombastically narcissistic race on earth

    • Agree: anon1
    • Replies: @Svigor
  3. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    we wuz thanes

  4. It’s not enough to ethnically cleanse Europeans out of Africa; now we’re turning Europe and its history over to Africans.

  5. Can we get some reparations?

    • Replies: @Pericles
  6. Jake says:

    None of this is new. For more than a century, books have been published for sale to blacks that assert that at some point blacks ruled just about everything that was worth ruling and invented almost everything. The Mary Lefkowitz book Not Out of Africa was restricted to debunking only one area of such beliefs, and she felt a need to write it not because the notions were new but because she realized that there were black students who had grandparents who believed such things.

    The first such book I saw had a publishing date in the 1950s. And a black family that we would describe as middle class kept it as an heirloom. The wife and mother told me that her parents had given it to her when she had her first child, so her children would know the truth. The wife and mother – who was a very nice woman – also told me that her beloved maternal grandparents had told her the same history while she’d grown up.

    This worldview was part of ‘educated’ black America long before MLK’s plagiarized I Have a Dream speech.

  7. Tiny Duck says:

    Considering that white men steal everything I find it hilarious how you guys are clutching your pearls over this. Maybe consider how whitewashed and Eurocentric public school is

    Besides this is made for the future not the past. Most people in Europe will be People of Color so representation matters and the official history should reflect that. Most white women are having their children with the seed of Black Men. “Real” Vikings with blue new hair and blue eyes will not exist soon

    Also we cannot be sure what people were like back then. Remember the moors ruled most of Europe during the golden age so Leopke of Color r spread thief wealth and wisdom even to Scandinavia

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  8. bob sykes says:

    We know for a fact that Jesus was a black Nigerian sent by God to Palestine to chastise the Jews. Farrakhan proved that in one of his books.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  9. We wuz vikangz n’ sheit

  10. Realist says:

    Black Vikings

    The expansion of Wakanda. This silly idea of advanced blacks is another, among many, proof that many people in this country are bat shit crazy..

  11. We wuz Africoid Vikinz!

    Yeah, it’s Wikipedia, but on subject’s like this, it’s not bad.

    ctrl+f “Africa” 0 hits.

    “We wuz Charlemagne” was a punch to the gut. I never would have guessed that.

  12. OT- remarkably angry editorial on about local reactions to recent UVA final-four basketball victory.

    The message being: all the unity and togetherness in Charlottesville recently occasioned by the basketball team’s championship is bad because racial grievance and enmity must endure forever..or something.

    From the article:

    “The notion that a sports team can magically erase the pain and anguish inflicted on Charlottesville by white supremacists minimizes the severity of our trauma”

    and finally:

    “Please stay with me on this path of uncomfortable healing”

    NO thanks.

  13. What? No mention of transgender Vikings at all.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  14. We wuz kangs and we wuz vikins! We wuz vikin kangs! The Africoid vikin kang T’Quavious’Horson ruled over all them vikin homies.

  15. Thirdtwin says:


    The Somali Pirates may be the last living remnant of the SchwartzViking culture.

  16. Thirdtwin says:

    “the black blood type”

    All this science is making my head hurt.

  17. Apparently this guy is some kind of professor at Edison NJ County College. His reviews from students are almost universally terrible. They say he just reads from his conspiracy theory-laden book and tries to get students to buy it.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    , @CCZ
  18. songbird says:

    I find the level of radical Afrocentric scholarship in this video insufficient.

    Big-league players like Mary Beard of the BBC and David Brooks, well-known “conservative” columnist of the NYT , would have surely mentioned the Dubgaill/Finngaill dichotomy found in Middle Irish.

    The first term loosely meaning ‘black foreigner” and thought to refer to the African contingent of Danes. The second term, Finngaill, meaning “fair foreigner” and thought to refer to the the albino-African rulers of the Swedes. Of course, these albino-African Swedes were the original Norsemen of Sweden, until Yakub invented the evil and boring, blond and blue-eyed Swedes.

  19. Kat Grey says:

    It seems whiteys can only be the bad guys after colonialisation. In any case I demand reparation from blacks for their ancestors having enslaved my Celric people.

  20. @Almost Missouri

    Somebody on the internet said lower court federal judges rule any way they want knowing that they will be overturned. The black robed devil tyrants know that they’ll get headlines and backslaps from the evil globalizers for their evil deeds.

    Professors do the same thing by pushing any theory or hypothesis that suits their fancy knowing that the more outlandish ones will gain them accolades and gifts from the globalizers.

    Solution to run amok judges and professors?

    Impeach and fire every single one of them until most of them are gone.

    Tenure for professors just protects the wacko globalizers. Professor Kevin MacDonald is one in a thousand, using him as an example of why to keep tenure is hogwash.

    IMPEACH AND FIRE The Judges And Professors Now!

  21. Barnard says:

    Have the new rulers renamed it “Euorpe”or was that just a typo at 21 seconds?

    Here is a story about one of the black Vikings who made his way to Minnesota with the other Scandinavians. I know the average Minnesotan has had enough cultural enrichment for several lifetimes, but their elites still show no signs of being will to cut it off.

  22. KenH says:

    Wow! The vikings were really just like an NBA basketball team. No doubt their viking raids upon England and the European coast were to impose social justice like racial diversity and gay rights upon the hapless Europeans.

  23. Awkward cut there after about a minute – the music budget must have run out.

    Quick! Raid another monastery, Black Ragnar!

  24. The video assumes the viewer has a slow reading speed.

  25. Moses says:

    Werner Von Braun (who is White) stole all his rocket designs from Black trans dwarf women living under a bridge near Stuttgart. Few people know this.

    • Replies: @John Cunningham
  26. “. . . because of the color of there [sic] skin.” 1:32 mark in rolling text of video

    Very professorial.

  27. Ulithi says:

    “…..because of the color of there skin .”

  28. I like the part about the Vikings having been known as “ashmen” because of the color of their skin. After all, the ash was such a common tree in Sub Saharan Africa that it was common knowledge that its wood was a pale beige.

    • Replies: @guest
  29. KenH says:

    Negro vikings could lead to some real problems. According to the left team mascots are an insult to the people named after them unless they are white. So teams with Viking mascots, like the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, may be forced to change their name or pay black Americans for use of the Viking name.

    After all, blacks r the real vikings just like dems r the real ray-cists.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  30. Vikings became Normans became English Aristocrats became Washington became White Core Americans.

    Vikings TV show got a Kraut from Australia and some Irish extras and Scandinavian actors and English actors and a Ukrainian actress and a sassy Anglo-Celt American actress and other Whites and put on a good show.

    The Limey guy who wrote the Vikings show went off the rails with the Viking feminist horseshit, but it was good fun for a while.

    Overlap the boards on the boat and head West.


  31. Murray says:

    I see we’re still pretending that Moors were blacks rather than Mediterranean/Arab hybrids.

    My 23andme Ancestry Report was recently updated, removing the previous trace amounts of Sub-Saharan African, South Asian, and Yakut “heritage”, and rendering me 100% European rather than the previous 99.7% or so. I wonder how long the video’s claims about African DNA in Nordic countries will hold up as sample sizes increase.

    • Replies: @a
    , @Hail
  32. njguy73 says:

    Yes, there probably would be a comic called Black Viking. And to think that a real life “Black Viking,” Pro Football Hall of Famer/Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, gets hardly any props from the “we need positive black male role models” brigade.

  33. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:

    Mongol hordes also recruited non-Mongols in their conquests. A celebration of diversity.

    Contrary to racist white supremacist tropes, the Nazis were all not 100% Aryan. They allied with non-German ethnics. Italians and Romanians took part in the Eastern Front. And Slavs in Ukraine joined the SS. And Germany was allied with Japanese, an Asian race. And there were some part-Jews in the Wehrmacht, and there was cooperation with Zionists at certain times.

    Nazism was a celebration of multi-culti empire.

    • Agree: L Woods
    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @guest
  34. anon[543] • Disclaimer says:

    We waz viKangs. Skyrim is for hordes.

  35. 32,000 BC. Ooooooohkaaaaaaaay!

  36. OT: Steve, your heightism bit in Taki’s just got featured on Marginal Revolution.

  37. Flemur says:

    I’m *pretty sure* the Vikings were actually transgenic Chinese monkeys.

  38. Black are just silly parrots.

    This whole appropriation of European culture was ramped up after publication of the three volume Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization by Martin Bernal whose father John Desmond was of mixed Irish, Italian and Spanish/Portuguese Sephardic Jewish origins.

    Elsewhere in degenerate Anglosphere, there was a 1978 movie called The Norseman, starring Lee Majors and featuring a real black ‘Viking’ called “Thrall” (Deacon Jones).

    This is probably from where diversity-minded Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh got the idea to cast Idris Alba in Thor.

    Maybe the next blockbuster will cast Chris Rock or Tiyrese Gibson or Ice Cube as Edward of Woodstock the legendary ‘”Black Prince”, like Martin Lawrence in Black Knight which was directed by Gil Junger and produced by Israeli billionaire Arnon Milchan who also is behind 12 Years a Slave ?

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
    , @TelfoedJohn
  39. 1984-ing of history is real.

    Trying to steal white man’s history because you don’t want him having pride or knowledge of the truth. So sad.

    • Replies: @james wilson
  40. Add to my list of reparations, all blacks in America can now be known as Vikings, however, please avoid the Viking neighborhoods.

  41. Day wuz vi-kangggzz!

  42. Add to my list of reparations, all blacks in America can now be known as Vikings, however, please avoid the Viking neighborhoods.

    Ah, but don’t the Vikings owe reparations?


    Rollo Duke of Normandy

  43. L Woods says:

    Was there any organization of the 20th century more vibrant than the waffen SS? I think not.

  44. @R.G. Camara

    “Trying to steal white man’s history because you don’t want him having pride or knowledge of the truth. So sad.”
    Naw. What upsets them is that they have no history of their own, so they make it up. My youngest did that at the age of four because she felt excluded from the conversations of her older siblings, and made entire narratives about her life before she was born.

  45. KenH says:

    I thought cultural appropriation was a crime against humanity? Or is that only when whites are (falsely) accused of it?

  46. KenH says:

    Let’s create youtube videos about white Zulus. Whites were kangz, too!

  47. Anonymous[373] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Around blacks, never relax.

    Why aren’t there any (((media))) outlets with photos of the boy? Why aren’t there riots as there were with Trayvon?

  48. a says:

    They took away my Yakut too. It still reports trace Broadly Asian ancestry.

  49. istevefan says:

    At least with Wakanda they are trying to create their own myths and legends. But what is fascinating about this Viking rewrite and other related retcon jobs is that they desire to possess what Europeans have because they cannot stand to see Europeans being able to enjoy something that they cannot.

    It’s like watching a couple of kids playing with toys. One kid will take a toy and create an interesting little, make-believe world. While the other will take his toy and not be able to do much with it. So in the end he cries for the creative kid’s toy because the creative kid is having so much fun with it. He must have the creative kid’s toy. Or at least he must make sure the creative kid is not having fun if he is not having fun.

    Likewise, Europeans have so much interesting history which lends itself to great literature, plays and movies, that others, namely blacks, feel the need to take it. They can’t just let Europeans enjoy their history, and they theirs. Watching Europeans getting enjoyment from their history while you have to act as though Wakanda really existed is not fun. And so they must inject themselves into the European realm. Not so much to make themselves feel better. But rather to make sure the Europeans are not enjoying themselves too much.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @Desiderius
  50. @bob sykes

    We know for a fact that Jesus was a black Nigerian sent by God to Palestine to chastise the Jews. Farrakhan proved that in one of his books.

    Pulice don’t tell that Mr. Unz.

    • LOL: Desiderius
  51. Pericles says:

    I like it. I’ll have to try that one out when the situation arises.

  52. Vinteuil says:

    Who built the Pyramids? Who invented the circulation of the blood? Who discovered America? Who won the Great War?

    Africa for the African worker! Europe for the African worker! Asia, Oceania, America, Arctic and Antarctic for the African worker!

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  53. Pericles says:

    Hey hey, as black brethren we want our share too.

    I guess the very important thinkers can’t complain about the NHL being too white anymore either.

  54. @Moses

    Moses, you are totally wrong! Von Braun did steal all his designs, but it was from deaf lesbian Eskimo midgets. Stop being so RACISSSSS!!

    • Replies: @TWS
  55. Rep. Omar’s  suggestion that the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers might be characterized by saying “some people did something”  hardly undercuts the momentousness of that event. On the contrary, it suggests that there is far more to this than simply the historical fact that 18 (mostly) Saudis used jet planes to kill 3,000 or so Americans.The “some people” more than hints that we, the public, don’t know who it was who conspired with those 18 largely semi-literate Arabs – though it is plausible that the government of Saudi Arabia had a hand on this throttle, and perhaps was aided by Mossad, and maybe by a circle of CIA operatives. The “did something” nicely points to the vast amount of ignorance about, first, the very physical attack itself and, second, its consequences for U.S. foreign and domestic policy. What exactly did those some people do? Certainly more that hijack planes and fly them into three buildings. It seems clear there were additional explosives planted not just on the two main buildings but a third one as well. This suggests a lot more people did a lot more of something, most of which is what followed the attack: the hyper enhancement of the security apparatus and our increased military involvement in the Middle East, much to Israel’s joy.“Some people did something” leaves vague all that should be left vague, because our knowledge is so limited. It further suggests that many more people were involved than the official version allows and that the “something” they did was considerably  more than bring down three buildings  and kill 3,000 persons. Rep. Omar didn’t sell 9/11 short by saying “some people did something.” Those who reduce that event to a crazed attack by a handful Islamic terrorists motivated by a hatred of freedom do.D. Nicholas Davidson

  56. @Vinteuil

    When Waugh wrote that, everybody laughed merrily.

    Today everybody nods in solemn agreement.

    • Agree: Vinteuil
  57. I think she’s confused Vikings with Barbary Pirates.

  58. @Reg Cæsar

    His trusty squire and page Lamont and Grady.

  59. However I do remember the Black Vikings Alan Page, Jim Marshall, and Carl Eller. Of the Purple People Eaters only Gary Larsen was Scandinavian.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  60. Vinteuil says:

    Today everybody nods in solemn agreement.

    Ain’t it the truth.

    Marx famously remarked that, in history, tragedy gets reenacted as farce.

    This time around, it’s farce that gets reenacted as tragedy.

  61. Dtbb says:

    Some congressman of scots irish descent should play this video at a future repararations committee meeting and at the conclusion of it demand repararations from all africans.

  62. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:

    Blacks claim Europe was populated with blacks, because Europe is a great place and something to be proud of.
    You don’t see whites claiming that Africa was populated with whites, because Africa is a giant shithole.

  63. Vinteuil says:

    BTW – any ISteve reader who has not yet read Waugh’s Scoop & Black Mischief – must do so without further ado.

  64. @Tiny Duck

    Leopke of Color r spread thief wealth and wisdom even to Scandinavia

    We don’t need to profit from thief wealth, so these “leopke of color r” can stay home.

  65. Lurker says:

    Surely the real problem will come when someone points out the Vikings were noted for their raping, pillaging, piracy and slave trading?

    Presumably that was the white Vikings only, the black ones stayed at home.

  66. guest says:

    Ashen means pale, dummies.

    Seriously, have you people never seen ash?

  67. @istevefan

    It’s not blacks taking it, it’s insecure white snobs defacing history so it can’t embarrass them by how short they’ve fallen of the standard that history set.

    They’re temporal chauvinists reveling in their ignorance. Blacks are their props.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  68. The first figure shown is Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III. Allan Ramsey’s portrait of her is the only one which gives a suggestion of negroid features. Those called most like her show a less than beautiful woman, but with nothing black about her appearance at all, other than a heavy jaw and thick lips. Her putative black ancestors (and there is no proof that there were any at all) would give her a grand total of 0.012% black blood. And she was no ruler, either, merely the wife of one. None of her 15 children (including two kings and the father of Queen Victoria) showed the slightest trace of black blood, nor any of their descendants (we’ll see what Megan Markle produces though, and all too soon).

    The other paintings shown are overwhelmingly fictional portraits of the mythical Balthazar (of the Three Kings) who never set foot in Europe, even in legend, and St Maurice, a real figure and very possibly black, but, although a soldier of some rank, no king.

    But why are we even discussing this? Because ignorance is not bliss, and error enslaves.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  69. guest says:

    Let’s bring it down to a level most people who’d trust this video can understand.

    Say you’re working your way through a carton of Cools and spy this at the end of your stick:

    Would you call that midnight dark or lilly-white?

  70. guest says:

    Diversity Against Communism!

  71. J.Ross says: • Website

    New UK law: 15 years for watching a video (Muslims excepted)
    It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once – and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years – under new UK laws.

    The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill was granted Royal Assent yesterday, updating a previous Act and bringing new powers to law enforcement to tackle terrorism.

    But a controversial inclusion was to update the offence of obtaining information “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism” so that it now covers viewing or streaming content online.

    The rules as passed into law are also a tightening of proposals that had already been criticised by human rights groups and the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Max Hill.

    Originally, the proposal had been to make it an offence for someone to view material three or more times – but the three strikes idea has been dropped from the final Act.

    Viewing terrorist propaganda online in the UK could now land you in jail – under a new law that’s just come into force. Government says the new measure is aimed at preventing terror attacks.

  72. It’s gibs-me-dat played out in mythology. Lacking any native myths, religion, or culture, it is convenient to appropriate European history.

  73. @Reg Cæsar

    That one is on Flanders.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  74. @Amerimutt Golem

    Elsewhere in degenerate Anglosphere, there was a 1978 movie called The Norseman, starring Lee Majors and featuring a real black ‘Viking’ called “Thrall” (Deacon Jones).

    There’s a Norse poem with the mythical Thrall, who was a dark slave:

    The poem describes the oldest ancestors as dark/ugly/uncivilised, whose descendants become lighter and more civilised. They also go from farmers to warriors, in perhaps an allusion to the replacement of European farmers with Yamnaya warriors.

  75. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    Right. She looks like she has a chromosomal disorder. It’s sad that some people think this equates to blackness.

  76. Alfa158 says:

    That is because the average Minnesotan has not had enough of cultural enrichment. The Nice White Midwesterners are champions at the art of CrimeStop.

  77. Erik da Redbone discovered Greenland over 1000 years ago.
    His boy, Leofus discovered North America for the Vikangs.

  78. @Barnard

    I saw that story too. It’s clearly unthinkable that this might be a hate crime. Police are searching for the motive, obviously. The perpetrator has mental health problems and ‘anger issues’, of course, but no doubt they’re unconnected to his inexplicable actions.

    Give the virulently-leftist Star Tribune credit for posting a photo of the perp straightaway, though. These days that’s remarkable.

    • Replies: @Barnard
  79. Cortes says:

    Erika Hairytits was in Vinlandia.

    Their birchbark tampon is being analysed at the University of Somaliland (formerly Malmo).

  80. Cortes says:

    News just in.

    Revealed: After Braveheart was hung, drawn and quartered, the independence struggle was continued by Robert the Bruce…but he was merely the front man for,_Lord_of_Douglas

    The Black Douglas.

    Twilight Zone music optional.

  81. Did anyone notice in MCU, black Heimal was the gate guard?

    • Replies: @Svigor
  82. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    There are similar arguments about the wife of Jefferson Davis. Apparently some people claim to see black ancestry in some of her pictures.

  83. TWS says:
    @John Cunningham

    If they’re so smart, why do they live in igloos?

  84. istevefan says:

    it’s insecure white snobs defacing history so it can’t embarrass them by how short they’ve fallen of the standard that history set.

    That’s a good take. You see the giants of the past, like our Founders, and know that you are not one tenth as good as they were. So you attack them for some modern day sin and attempt to diminish their importance. All to make you feel better about yourself.

    So and so might have sailed around the world with limited navigation equipment and no maps, but he was a racist. So he is bad.

  85. Vinteuil says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    RC, can’t you ever be serious?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  86. Barnard says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Once they reported the name there was no doubt about the perp’s race. This story has to get even good whites fired up. They know it could have happened to them.

  87. anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s some idea that blacks are making unwarranted claims and engaging in cultural appropriation. But how many blacks were involved in making that video? Probably zero. It’s a product of some white people with an agenda of their own. Anybody ever meet a black who had anything but a foggy idea of what a Viking was, gained through mass media? All this insidiousness comes from whites who are bent on subversion from within.

  88. MBlanc46 says:
    @Roderick Spode

    The duck should come down and give you a hundred bucks.

  89. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:

    If Somali Vikings and Russian Volga Vikings got in a fight, who would win

  90. The archaeological record supports the Black Beserker claim. Recently a team of Danish archaeologists discovered a well-preserved tenth century sword with a runic inscription that has been translated as “I will kill yo ass.” Metallurgists confirm traces of vibranium in the blade.

    To quote Joe Biden: This is a big fuckin’ deal.

  91. @Vinteuil

    Didn’t the Vikings themselves “air dry”?

    • LOL: Aufklærer108
    • Replies: @Aufklærer108
  92. Svigor says:

    You say this with an air of speculation, of newness, as if not something fully internalized many, many years ago. Callow?

  93. Anon[294] • Disclaimer says:

    Ayo! hanging wit me homies in Valhalla.

  94. @Reg Cæsar

    Haven’t seen ‘Ronja Røverdatter’ in ages. Will do today, with my own daughter.

  95. CCZ says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Quite the intellectual. On a par with Professor Coates?? Anyone researching the early black Queen(s) of England

    Nashid Al-Amin, author of True Myth: Black Vikings of the Middle Ages, is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem. A Vietnam era army veteran who served three years, he was stationed in France and Germany during the mid-1960s and spent time in four other European countries—including a two-week leave in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon leaving the army, he pursued acting for a number of years but had also begun studying history—especially the black man’s role in it. Although he was an honor student in high school, his family did not have money to send him to college; however, he continued to pursue acting and to study history on his own before entering college at thirty years old. Earning a master’s degree in English, he began teaching in colleges as an adjunct English professor, currently (2013) at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. He is a divorced father of three who has now studied history on his own for more than forty years. He began focusing on the Vikings in 1991, spurred by the buildup for the five-hundred-year anniversary of Columbus “discovering” America. Wondering why the Vikings were not accorded this achievement, he wrote a twenty-page research paper to try and find the answer, reading it to a class he was teaching to see their reaction. However, it was when he began a second draft that he found information that the Vikings had, in fact, been black skinned—not the blond, blue-eyed whites he had always believed. The paper expanded to sixty-five pages; then he decided he had enough information to write a book. Through financial difficulty and two lost apartments, he finally restarted work on the book in 2003 and presents the reader with startling information about the Vikings and other peoples who have inhabited Europe.

  96. Bliss says:

    The God of the Vikings, mighty Thor, was the son of Memnon a black african:

    In Greek mythology, Memnon (/ˈmɛmnən/; Ancient Greek: Μέμνων) was an Ethiopian king and son of Tithonus and Eos. As a warrior he was considered to be almost Achilles’ equal in skill. During the Trojan War, he brought an army to Troy’s defense and killed Antilochus during a fierce battle.

    After Memnon’s death, Zeus was moved by Eos’ tears and granted him immortality. Memnon’s death is related at length in the lost epic Aethiopis, composed after The Iliad circa the 7th century BCE. Quintus of Smyrna records Memnon’s death in Posthomerica. His death is also described in Philostratus’ Imagines.

    Memnon father of Thor

    In the Prologue of Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda, Memnon is cited as the father of the Germanic God Thor.

  97. Hail says: • Website

    This happened for me, too, and some relatives, in a quiet 23andMe update in I think late 2018. The wildly exotic traces were ironed out. One close relative also had that obligatory ‘Yakut’ 0.1%. 23andMe reassigned its guess of my overall ancestry from 99.8% to 100.0% European.

    • Replies: @Random Smartaleck
  98. @Hail

    That update did the opposite for me: it dropped some European ethnicities from my results that were actually accurate (e.g. Czech). It did get more precise on the locations of some of my ancestry, but overall the accuracy decreased.

  99. Romanian says: • Website

    Interestingly enough, the Greeks and Romans spoke of White Aethiopians, probably Semitic peoples who had yet to mix completely with the darker skinned peoples in the region that would eventually Christianize to become the very interesting Tewahedo Orthodox Church in Ethiopia. The languages in the region are described as Afro-Semitic.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  100. @Bliss

    Memnon and his brother were both kings in Ethiopia. It would be naive on the face of it to conclude from this semi-mythical fact that they were therefore black, and in any case their superbly exalted and equally mythical ancestry proves that they were nothing of the kind:

    They were the sons of Tithonus, a prince of Troy, and Eos, goddess of the Dawn. Tithonus was himself the son of King Laomedon of Troy by the Naiad Strymo. Laomedon was also the father of Priam and the brother or nephew of Ganymede, most beautiful of mortals and beloved of Zeus.

    In other words, they stood between heaven and earth and ruled over parts of the latter by right both of birth and of conquest. The blacks scattered about Ethiopia in their time were not their cousins, but merely their subjects.

    Thus it is but fitting that Thor should be proclaimed as Memnon’s son, the idea clearly being that the rulers and heroes of each of Europe’s foundational nations were all of the same semi-divine stock, which, echoing Madison Grant, we shall simply call: the Great Race.

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  101. @Romanian

    Their legacy lived on in Nipsey Hussle, and now he’s been taken away from us.

    Truly tragic.

  102. @Bliss

    Pretty sure that bust is Sgt. Becker from the Rockford Files

  103. VladIII says:

    Well, I guess that explains all the raping and pillaging. . . .

  104. @Skyler_the_Weird

  105. Lagertha says:

    Realistically, because people were bought and sold for centuries from the time before Rome until now (Libya), there might have been some young, fierce black kids that the Vikings dragged up north since they prized killer instincts. Vikings went to North Africa, to America, to the Levant, to Armenia/Turkey, down the Volga, and, perhaps to China. These were the last serious raiders after the fall of Rome and before the Enlightenment.

  106. Bliss says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    Memnon and his brother were both kings in Ethiopia. It would be naive on the face of it to conclude from this semi-mythical fact that they were therefore black

    Lol. You guys are in deep denial. Sad.

    The ancient Greeks wrote extensively about the far more ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians/Nubians and none of them, not Herodotus, not Aristotle, etc, ever described the ancient Ethiopians/Nubians and Egyptians as anything other than typical Africans. Nor did they paint them in any color other than black. Look at the depiction of the Ethiopian King Memnon in the vase:


    Black-figure vase which can be viewed at Museés Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels.

  107. You show the one and only vase which shows him as black (actually his profile is hardly human). The others available on line from the same period (575 to 480 BC) show him as white, although, because they are “black-figure pottery” the colour is black, not only for Memnon, but for the other figures, like Achilles, who bested him in combat. Perhaps you will tell us that Achilles too was black?

    The bust of Memnon as a Negro is from 700 years later, and the much used engraving is from the 18th century.

    Let’s just stop this nonsense shall we?

  108. Bliss says:

    The fact that your mind boggles at the idea that an Ethiopian King could be racially Ethiopian shows how deep is the ditch of denial and delusion you have fallen into. You can’t even see how silly that makes you look. Perhaps reading the following will give you a little push upwards:

    There can be no doubt that the Colchians are an Egyptian race….My own conjectures were founded, first, on the fact that they are black-skinned and have woolly hair, which certainly amounts to but little, since several other nations are so too; but further and more especially, on the circumstance that the Colchians, the Egyptians, and the Ethiopians, are the only nations who have practised circumcision from the earliest times.

    Next, they read me from a papyrus the names of three hundred and thirty monarchs, who (they said) were his successors upon the throne. In this number of generations there were eighteen Ethiopian kings, and one queen who was a native; all the rest were kings and Egyptians.

    In Ionia also, there are two representations of this prince engraved upon rocks, one on the road from Ephesus to Phocaea, the other between Sardis and Smyrna. In each case the figure is that of a man, four cubits and a span high, with a spear in his right hand and a bow in his left, the rest of his costume being likewise half Egyptian, half Ethiopian. There is an inscription across the breast from shoulder to shoulder, in the sacred character of Egypt, which says, “With my own shoulders I conquered this land.”

    Note that Ionia is on the western end of Anatolia, as was Troy. Note also that the Ethiopian half of the costume worn by the depiction of this african prince includes a bow, which identifies Nubians/Ethiopians in Egyptian art, Nubians/Ethiopians being the archetypical archers of ancient times. Now note the bow carried by the Ethiopian King Memnon in the vase above….

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