Tell the political parties someone else has been chosen by fate to form a government. Well that's it then, she's the new ruler of earth. Saga and her sword.
Photos: Andrew Vanecek. Eight-year-old Swedish girl Saga Vanecek is our queen and ruler now, and just in goddamn time.
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Tweeters marvelled at Saga's name, which means 'the seeing one' in Norse, and is used to refer to epic legends about heroic struggles in both Swedish and English. Some commenters said it was an extremely 'Swedish' tale here's the herring and elk story referred to.
Ok, this story may be even more quintessentially Swedish than the herring and elk story. Others drew comparisons with a seven-year-old schoolgirl who found a sword in a lake in Cornwall , England last year. In that case, the sword was believed to be a toy or film prop, whereas the relic discovered by Saga is estimated by museum experts who spoke to The Local to date back to the 5th or 6th century AD:. She and the British girl who pulled a sword out of a pond in the UK a while back need to have a summit meeting post-haste.
As for Saga herself, when The Local asked her how she felt about the huge reaction to her discovery, she said it was "cool", but that she hopes to become a doctor, vet, or actress. It's been just over a year since Stockholm first released an open letter inviting people from far and wide to the city. The invitation still stands, whoever you are and wherever you're from. Sweden's news in English Search. Membership My account Gift voucher Corporate Help center. Jobs in Sweden Browse jobs Post a vacancy. Email newsletters Newsletter sign-up Edit my subscriptions. Other pages Social events Property market Noticeboard Discussion forum.
Sword finder Saga hailed as 'new ruler of the earth' The Local.
8-Year-Old Girl Pulls 1,Year-Old Sword From Lake - HISTORY
Share this article. The sword is estimated to be 1, years old. Photo: Andrew Vanecek. The news that an eight-year-old Swedish-American girl discovered a pre-Viking sword in a lake has caused excitement around the world, with many naming her the new Queen of Sweden. She will get a saga written about her, The saga of Saga. Get notified about breaking news on The Local. Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment. Why moving to Sweden is the perfect time to give your health a check. Five unusual things you can do in Malta.
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And the magnitude of the 8-year-old's finding isn't lost on the archaeological community, either.
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8yo girl pulls 1,500yo sword from Swedish lake in King Arthur-like discovery (PHOTOS)
Fliboard icon A stylized letter F. Twitter icon A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. Pinterest icon The letter "P" styled to look like a thumbtack pin. An 8-year-old girl was skipping rocks in a lake in Sweden.