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Clearly a shaman or priest leading a Thanatari ritual, perhaps for a clan of ogres in some cave along the Zola Fel.

[Found this in an old Life magazine, part of Epic of Man series from 1956.]

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3 minutes ago, jajagappa said:

Clearly a shaman or priest leading a Thanatari ritual, perhaps for a clan of ogres in some cave along the Zola Fel.

[Found this in an old Life magazine, part of Epic of Man series from 1956.]

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Why does everybody always assume that a healthy tradition like headhunting has anything to do with Thanatar?

I do agree that hunters in the second scene are too pale for the Praxian Cannibal Cult.

But seriously, does it always have to be Chaos when things become unpleasant? Think of Year King rites, or Sacred King sacrifices. Perfectly acceptable Orlanth/Ernalda behavior.

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And some Votanki hunters along the shores of the Elf Sea or its riverine tributaries during Fireseason.  (Alternately Pelaskites from the Right Arm Islands)

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7 minutes ago, Joerg said:

But seriously, does it always have to be Chaos when things become unpleasant?

True, it doesn't, but this one said Thanatari to me.

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3 minutes ago, jajagappa said:

And some Votanki hunters along the shores of the Elf Sea or its riverine tributaries during Fireseason.  (Alternately Pelaskites from the Right Arm Islands)

[Same source]

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This artist clearly never shot a bow from a canoe, let alone a dugoout. Also the weird concept that you would hold the bow at maximum extension for enough time to have three people on the ready to release their arrows simultaneously.

For a truly Gloranthan scene, we probably have to photoshop significant amounts of tattooing.

Given their prey, I was thinking of Nochet during the Darkness, when Imarja sent geese for food.

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46 minutes ago, Joerg said:

For a truly Gloranthan scene, we probably have to photoshop significant amounts of tattooing.

True, though I'm not sure the extent of tattooing in Votanki culture.

47 minutes ago, Joerg said:

Given their prey, I was thinking of Nochet during the Darkness, when Imarja sent geese for food.

Yes, that would also fit.

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13 hours ago, jajagappa said:

[Found this in an old Life magazine, part of Epic of Man series from 1956.]

Excellent series of pictures. I'm sure there's a massive amount of this kind of stuff in old magazines that have never been digitised.

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1 hour ago, David Scott said:

Excellent series of pictures. I'm sure there's a massive amount of this kind of stuff in old magazines that have never been digitised.

I have the book as well, but what I found interesting was that quite a few of the pictures (e.g. the first two above) were not included in the book.

There's some good pictures in the Time-Life Emergence of Man books as well, though I've seen some of those online.

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For info, old issues of Life Magazine (1936 to 1972) are available on Google books.

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Users can browse, search and view photos. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

So you can read:
November 7 1955 Epic of Man Part I
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xFQEAAAAMBAJ
December 12 1955 The Epic of Man Part II
https://books.google.fr/books?id=fD8EAAAAMBAJ
February 27 1956 The Epic of Man Part III
https://books.google.fr/books?id=JlcEAAAAMBAJ
April 16 1956 Epic of Man Part IV
https://books.google.fr/books?id=Pk8EAAAAMBAJ
June 4 1956 Epic of Man Part V
https://books.google.fr/books?id=oEgEAAAAMBAJ
October 1 1956 Epic of Man Part VI
https://books.google.fr/books?id=sEEEAAAAMBAJ
November 26 1956 Epic of Man Part VII
https://books.google.fr/books?id=wkEEAAAAMBAJ
January 21 1957 Epic of Man Part VIII
https://books.google.fr/books?id=PFQEAAAAMBAJ
March 11 1957 Epic of Man Part IX
https://books.google.fr/books?id=IEIEAAAAMBAJ
May 6 1957 Epic of Man Part X
https://books.google.fr/books?id=KD8EAAAAMBAJ

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1 hour ago, 7Tigers said:

Note: Esrolia's pictures (Minoans) are in part 9 (page 65)
https://books.google.fr/books?id=IEIEAAAAMBAJ

I think I have paper copies of all the parts.  The "Esrolian" pictures are definitely classics.  The one thing I've found looking online vs. paper is that the multi-page pictures look much better in the latter format.  Something that I found true with the Guide to Glorantha as well.  Unfortunately my scanner doesn't go quite that wide!

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Always loved this battle scene.  It's a 3-page view so had to splice together.  Not enough tattoos, but possibly Tarshites vs. Sartarites or Esrolian mercenaries against Greymane's invading Solanthi.  Could easily see this as an RQG battle where the figure 2nd to right has lost his weapon and resorted to a large boulder under the influence of a Fanaticism spell or a Hate(X) passion.  And nothing like trying to either rescue the fallen comrade, or strip the downed foe of precious bronze (or iron!) gear.

 

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Given my recent reading of how Ralios has two types of lions, I could picture this occurring somewhere in the Ralian hills (or possibly among the Ditali or Solanthi of Maniria).

 

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Grandmother Evaeo sees her son, a famed warrior and initiate of Veskarthan, prepared for his funerary pyre.  Perhaps following Greymane's Great Raid, or perhaps during the Siege of Nochet.  Another warrior lies nearby.

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On 23/10/2017 at 8:04 AM, Joerg said:

This artist clearly never shot a bow from a canoe, let alone a dugoout. Also the weird concept that you would hold the bow at maximum extension for enough time to have three people on the ready to release their arrows simultaneously.

Ah, but that's clearly how their hunting magic works -  everyone who releases at the same time shares in the magical effect.  It'll be raining geese in a second or two...

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21 minutes ago, MOB said:

Ah, but that's clearly how their hunting magic works -  everyone who releases at the same time shares in the magical effect.  It'll be raining geese in a second or two...

Thanks for reminding me that whenever people act against common sense, there may be a ritual component to their activity. (Unless they are drunk or drugged, which may happen outside of rituals, too.)

 

In addition to geese it will be raining archers and paddlers as the dugout canoes capsize. Using one as a canoe is tricky enough - it takes a lot of cooperation and some skill to avoid capsizing in a dugout, much worse than in a flat-bottomed canoe.

I have some experience shooting my bow from a modern (fiberglass) canoe without capsizing it, but on those events I witnessed a few canoes capsizing when the archers moved their center of mass too high.

A Norwegian coworker and hunter told me a couple of stories about hunting from the canoe and how the kick of a hunting rifle is sufficient to turn his canoe if not shot along the keel. (His canoe, which I had the opportunity to try out on the fjord, had a keel, making it a little less stable and quite a bit faster.)

Releasing the arrow will shift your center of mass first slightly backward, then towards your left fist (assuming you are a right-handed archer). That creates quite a rocking movement. The higher your upper body is, the worse will be the balance of the platform you are standing on.

 

When I paddled a dugout canoe (at Hjemsted Oldtidspark, one of several excellent Danish historical parks for their Roman Iron Age) it was quite an effort for me and my colleague just to avoid capsizing. Picking up any speed or maneuvering (turning the boat) had to be done very carefully, because full use of the paddle threatened to unbalance the boat. Much worse than even the keeled canoe I mentioned above.

 

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A celebratory feast in Kralorela, perhaps in Lingting or Xin Miyoshi in Boshan province after the mandarin's child successfully passed the imperial exams.

 

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