Now if mine had been only Erling--you know, Erling the Bold--or Wolf, or Swen, or Jarl
Just like they do at Up Helly Aa in Lerwick in January, the 50 jarls will march through the street with their torches before burning a boat.
TRADITIONAL: Guizer Jarls Keith Poleson, Neil Pearson and Lyall Gair holding torches in front of their squad.
Shields adorn the sides of the boat and round the walls of the shed are paintings of previous Jarls in scenes from Norse times - longships coming ashore, battles and raids.
The name Guizer comes from this tradition of dressing up, of disguising oneself, and it is a great honour to be the leader, the Guizer Jarl. The Jarl is granted the freedom of the town for the day and his raven banner is flown from the Town Hall.
The Washington Post reported that the decision came after sheriffs complained that local jarls
were overcrowded with inmates waiting for beds in state-run prisons.
Currently, when illegal immigrants are arrested they are placed in local jarls
, federal facilities or private prisons.
When through treachery Ragnar becomes the new Jarl
, she reigns with an icy hand, using her sorcery to control the people of the Jarlshold through fear, even sending her only son Karl into exile in the north.
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Wulfgar takes over as Jarl
, but his reign is haunted by a mysterious creature loosed from the north by Gundrun, a creature with a deadly hunger.