I know a number of you were pulling for “Boat” as the name of…the boat, but I’m afraid the little guy needs a real name. “Rollo” is actually a name I came across in my vast Viking-related Wikipedia searches. This version of the name is not actually Scandinavian but how can you not like saying that name? It also serves the additional purpose of showing how far the Vikings got in their forays abroad. Rollo is the name of a Viking chieftain who founded Normandy in modern day France (Normandy=Norman=Northman) and he also founded his own noble line. The Dukes of Normandy were his descendants. Aside from the fun name, I wanted to use “Rollo” to show that the Vikings didn’t just putter around Scandinavia, Great Britain and Iceland. They traveled as far south as present-day Istanbul and Greece. They boated their way about the Mediterranean and attacked Paris numerous times. They beat Columbus to North America by almost 500 years. As always I encourage you to do your own research if you’re curious, but I was amazed at just how far they managed to travel.
Anyway, I hope you like our little Rolloboat. Wow if you say that fast it almost sounds like “row a boat.” Also that’s the end of Chapter Three! Yay! Next chapter introduced Sigyn, Narvi, and Vali, the rest of Loki’s family. Thanks for sticking with me! <33 TWC this week are the first sketches of a pair of characters that will show up eventually. They are quite important, though being fickle in their designs. Probably nothing of what I drew will stay with them, but I liked them enough to post them. Thank you!