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Vikings - King Aelle Blood Eagle | Death Scene (4x18) [Full HD]

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Blood Eagle

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Amon Amarth - Blood eagle (lyrics)

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Vikings Ragnar Describes The Blood Eagle

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Why the Blood Eagle is One of the Worst Punishments #shorts

The blood eagle is a ritualized method of execution, detailed in late skaldic poetry. According to the two instances mentioned in the Sagas, the victims were placed in a prone position, their ribs severed from the spine with a sharp tool, and their lungs pulled through the opening to create a pair of "wings". There is continuing debate about whether the ritual was a literary invention, a mistranslation of the original texts, or an authentic historical practice.
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