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Think twice before you ride this horse...

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#1    hooko22

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

Seems like I'm all about informing you guys about icelandic monsters. So here is one you might like to see:

http://www.themysterybox.org/nykur/

Think it should do for a fascinating read. :)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

reminds me of a Kelpie :yes:


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

I'm guessing that if you chose to get on a horse with his feet on backwards then you pretty much deserve what you get.

Icelandic culture not withstanding.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

View PostInsightful Waffles, on 07 May 2012 - 11:44 AM, said:

reminds me of a Kelpie :yes:

Yea there are numerous accounts I think of very similar water horses all over the world, most numerous in the nordic countries though for some reason.

View Postkeninsc, on 07 May 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

I'm guessing that if you chose to get on a horse with his feet on backwards then you pretty much deserve what you get.

Icelandic culture not withstanding.

:)

Hehe Well might not be paying attention or maybe you just came back from a blender! ;)

Haha damn that was supposed to be bender not blender! LMAO

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:01 AM

I bet I know a few gypsies that would tame it... :wacko:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

I've killed plenty of these things... in God of War III.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

You just have to keep in mind that the Icelandic culture works a little differently. :hmm:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Ah yes, the horse. "Dangerous at either end and uncomfortable in the middle!"

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

View Postkeninsc, on 08 May 2012 - 02:17 PM, said:

You just have to keep in mind that the Icelandic culture works a little differently. :hmm:

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LMAO Well they raised it to 15 so it's a little better. err I think...

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

The horse in the pic has it's hooves on the right way round ........... just sayin' ........... :whistle:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

View Posthooko22, on 08 May 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

LMAO Well they raised it to 15 so it's a little better. err I think...

Oh good, you got the joke. When I was looking up some stuff on Icelandic lore I came across this and couldn't help myself but to post it up.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:32 AM

View Postkeninsc, on 08 May 2012 - 05:33 PM, said:

Oh good, you got the joke. When I was looking up some stuff on Icelandic lore I came across this and couldn't help myself but to post it up.

Sorry for the lateness of my reply, you got by me somehow. Try and answer everyone. :) Anyway, yes we are also a little baffled by this ourselves here in Iceland but then again most people here have theit act together when it comes to what is proper and what not so the age of consent hasn't really been a problem so far.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:54 AM

I know it's part of folklore but it sounds like a good way to explaine a drowning accident while on an horse riding expedition.  Plus if a horse doesn't want you on its back it'll do anything to get you off of it.  (rolling, running under low hanging branches, bucking, etc.)

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostZirna, on 28 May 2012 - 02:54 AM, said:

I know it's part of folklore but it sounds like a good way to explaine a drowning accident while on an horse riding expedition.  Plus if a horse doesn't want you on its back it'll do anything to get you off of it.  (rolling, running under low hanging branches, bucking, etc.)

I think that is a very good explanation. After all people often invent things when they can't explain something.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

View Posthooko22, on 29 May 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

I think that is a very good explanation. After all people often invent things when they can't explain something.

That's very true.  It's even possible that someone went out alone and when they didn't return a search party was sent out and when they found they had drowned that was the only explanation they could find.  No one wants to have to tell someone's family that they don't know how they drowned they just found them that way.

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