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Helmet Homily

What? Not Again! Will movie makers ever learn that, Hagar the Horrible notwithstanding, no Viking or Viqueen ever wore a horned helmet (“Having Heroic Fun on Way to Valhalla,” March 12). There were some in the Bronze Age, long before there were any Vikes.

I have done considerable research on Vikings--many of their kings were charted in Sweden as my direct ancestors--and I never saw a picture of such helmets or a reference to them. The Vikings would turn over in their watery graves to see Mickey Rooney (a star of the film “Erik the Viking”) or anyone else so accoutered.

MARI ANDERSSON

Carlsbad

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