To have learned to prepare for departures related to campaigns and crusades doesn’t exactly mean that waiting becomes less painful, pushing away the worries and finishing what needs to be done each day becomes the crucial focus, in theory.
Present throughout history, horned helmets have always been popular among knights. They were particularly popular in tournaments.
You’d think these impractical adornments would stay out of a battlefield but that wasn’t the case.
Be it respect to gods or to pay tribute to one’s Coat of Arms, they sure were stylish.
The challenge of writing what can’t be put to words in the absence of an irreplaceable someone
The art of writing a Cantiga de Amigo – literally translated to “song of a friend”, a medieval lyric poetry genre, from the Northwest quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula. Distinguished for its female point of view, often depicting how the author misses their loved one (“friend” stands for suitor, lover or husband) who is away.
Such a task is not to be taken lightly, putting fervorous feelings down on paper. Such undying passion can change countries – at least, as long as it burns.
Once a year, during the celebration of the “Complete Pummelling of the Enemy and Glorification of our Peaceful Kingdom” or “Glory Day” for short, one youth is selected from all the children to don the “Eternal Armor” said to have belonged to the saviour of the people himself!
It’s impossible to find the information if it was indeed a child hero or a very short person, but it’s now an honour reserved to the very best boys and girls.
We would love to know how the selection process happens… maybe a pageant? Is everyone required to be of a specific height? What about growth spurts?
Reading of unbelievable worlds not so far away from where one lives makes one’s curiosity impossible to leave unsolved. And the added pinch of danger always becomes the ultimate ingredient to a bite on mysteries.
Raising his glass to congratulate the King on his new conquests was fine and dandy, but much more worth it was to greet an enchanting maiden, from across the table.
With all the commotion it was hard to tell if she had noticed him, but it’s the intention that counts and perhaps after draining the goblet of its content, this Knight will feel bold enough to have a word or two with her.