How to Be a Warrior
A Matter of Ethos, Training, Readiness and Fitness.
In a precedent article, How to remain Warriors, Ólafr inn hvítrúlfr (one of the twins for those who are unfamiliar with the name), explains that the Norse Warrior does not necessarily meet the modern or typical definition of a formal soldier involved in actual state conflicts. Instead, Ólafr summarises the entire warrior concept in Norse culture and history into four words: “Farmers came to blows”. As in the Norse warrior being based on a specific ethos, training, readiness, and fitness, to be able to engage in combat as needed, based on honor and ideology, even on a very small scale. In contrast, and opposition, to being a pawn (and canon fodder) of the state.