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Quote Publius Cornelius Tacitus (AD 56 – AD 117) «De origine et situ Germanorum.»
«Yet it is at their feasts that they generally consult on the reconciliation of enemies, on the forming of matrimonial alliances, on the choice of chiefs, finally even on peace and war, for they think that at no time is the mind more open to simplicity of purpose or more warmed to noble aspirations. A race without either natural or acquired cunning,they disclose their hidden thought in the freedom of the festivity. Thus the sentiments of all have been discovered and laid bare, the discussion is renewed on the following day, and from each occasion its own peculiar advantage is derived. They deliberate when they have no power to dissemble; they resolve when error is impossible.»
Creds: Medievalist.net og Lofotr Vikingfestival.