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Pagan Festivals: Walpurgisnacht

We’ve covered Beltane, and now I want to cover 

Walpurgisnacht.

Originally posted by walpurgishall

Walpurgisnacht, known in English as Walpurgis Night, is the German name for the night of the 30th of April. It is the eve of the feast that celebrates Saint Walpurga. 

In Germanic folklore, Walpurgisnacht is also known as “Hexennacht” - which literally translates as “witches night” - and is the night that witches gather upon the highest peak in the Harz Mountains in central Germany. 

Walpurgisnacht is celebrated throughout Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), in locally varying forms. 

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Best place by every ski jumper who started in any of the competitions (WC 16/17):

1st Place
Stefan Kraft (AUT) 
Kamil Stoch (POL)
Daniel-André Tande (NOR)
Maciej Kot (POL)
Andreas Wellinger (GER)
Michael Hayböck (AUT)
Peter Prevc (SLO)
Severin Freund (GER)
Domen Prevc (SLO)

2nd Place
Andreas Stjernen (NOR)
Robert Johansson (NOR)
Noriaki Kasai (JPN)

3rd Place
Markus Eisenbichler (GER)
Manuel Fettner (AUT)
Piotr Żyła (POL)
Richard Freitag (GER)
Andreas Kofler (AUT)
Jewgienij Klimow (RUS)
Jurij Tepeš (SLO)

4th Place
Daiki Itō (JPN)
Johann André Forfang (NOR)
Anže Lanišek (SLO)

5th Place
Vincent Descombes Sevoie (FRA)
Stephan Leyhe (GER)
Roman Koudelka (CZE)

6th Place
Karl Geiger (GER)

7th Place
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)

8th Place
Dawid Kubacki (POL)
Vojtěch Štursa (CZE)
Cene Prevc (SLO)

9th Place
Anders Fannemel (NOR)
Jan Ziobro (POL)
Andreas Wank (GER)
Sebastian Colloredo (ITA)

11th Place
Simon Ammann (SUI)
Markus Schiffner (AUT)

12th Place
Taku Takeuchi (JPN)
MacKenzie Boyd-Clowes (CAN)

13th Place
Jernej Damjan (SLO)

14th Place
Jarkko Määttä (FIN)

15th Place
Clemens Aigner (AUT)
Alex Insam (ITA)
Kevin Bickner (USA)

16th Place
Stefan Hula (POL)
Halvor Egner Granerud (NOR)
Lukáš Hlava (CZE)
Dmitrij Wasiljew (RUS)

17th Place
Jakub Janda (CZE)
Dienis Korniłow (RUS)
Junshirō Kobayashi (JPN)

18th Place
Joakim Aune (NOR)
Viktor Polášek (CZE)
Tomáš Vančura (CZE)

19th Place
David Siegel (GER)
Anže Semenič (SLO)

20th Place
Tom Hilde (NOR)

21st Place
Janne Ahonen (FIN)
Davide Bresadola (ITA)

22nd Place
Stefan Huber (AUT)
Aleksiej Romaszow (RUS)
Aleksander Zniszczoł (POL)

23rd Place
Gregor Deschwanden (SUI)

25th Place
Ville Larinto (FIN)
Kento Sakuyama (JPN)

27th Place
Klemens Murańka (POL)
Florian Altenburger (AUT)

28th Place
Bor Pavlovčič (SLO)

29th Place
Elias Tollinger (AUT)
Michael Glasder (USA)

30th Place
Yūken Iwasa (JPN)
Daniel Huber (AUT)
Gabriel Karlen (SUI)
Kaarel Nurmsalu (EST)

31st Place
Pius Paschke (GER)
Tilen Bartol (SLO)
Jan Matura (CZE)

32nd Place
Antti Aalto (FIN)
Killian Peier (SUI)

33rd Place
Masamitsu Itō (JPN)
Aleksandr Bażenow (RUS)
Ryōyū Kobayashi (JPN)

34th Place
Joacim Ødegård Bjøreng (NOR)
Aljaž Osterc (SLO)

35th Place
Philipp Aschenwald (AUT)
William Rhoads (USA)

36th Place
Yukiya Satō (JPN)

38th Place
Thomas Hofer (AUT)

39th Place
Roman Trofimow (RUS)
Naoki Nakamura (JPN)

40th Place
Michaił Nazarow (RUS)
Nejc Dežman (SLO)
Ronan Lamy Chappuis (FRA)

42nd Place
Joachim Hauer (AUT)

44th Place
Kim Hyun-ki (KOR)
Marat Żaparow (KAZ)

45th Place
Władimir Zografski (BUL)

47th Place 
Lauri Asikainen (FIN)
Constantin Schmid (GER)

48th Place
Jakub Wolny (POL)
Casey Larson (USA)

49th Place
Eetu Nousiainen (FIN)
Jaka Hvala (CZE)

50th Place
Choi Seou (KOR)
Ilmir Chazietdinow (RUS)

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Full Standings:

1st Place =      USA 

(8th gold in 18 tournaments, also have 10 silver medals)

2nd Place =     Canada 

(8th silver medal in 18 tournaments, also have 10 gold medals)

3rd Place =      Finland 

(11th bronze medal in 17 tournaments; always place in top 4)

4th Place =      Germany 

(highest placed finish ever (attended 12 tournaments))

5th Place =      Russia

6th Place =      Sweden

7th Place =      Switzerland

8th Place =      Czech Republic 

(relegated out of top pool, into Division 1A)

nice things for you to think about

- belgium with long, poofy hair
- netherlands and denmark trying and failing to pull off each others’ usual hairstyles
- switzerland convincing liechtenstein to grow her hair out long again
- liechtenstein with long hair
- nyo russia with short hair
- monaco being frustrated about having short hair and not managing to grow it out
- france comforting her and even saying he could cut some of his own hair off for her
- monaco refusing because she loves how france’s hair looks
- poland with short hair begging lithuania to get short hair also
- poland with short hair
- poland with hair
- poland
- seychelles with tiny, short pigtails
- nyo norway getting fed up with long hair and cutting it like regular finland’s
- nyo denmark constantly mistaking nyo norway for regular finland
- nyo norway sighing and looking irritated every single time
- czech republic with long hair
- iceland doing literally everything he can and spending hours just trying to get his hair to not look so much like norway’s
- norway effortlessly moving his hairclip like an inch to the side and suddenly their haircuts are really similar again much to iceland’s frustration
- but he does it with a straight face and finland and denmark burst out laughing in the background at ice’s horrified expression and nor’s neutrality
- wy with really long wavy hair
- china and japan arguing over whether short or long hair looks better on japan
- ‘but china-san it didn’t really suit me though’ ‘mY BABY I MISS YOUR FLOWING LOCKS ARU THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CUT THEM OFF’ ‘china-san prease’

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Comparing the Elissa costumes of Carlotta and Christine in (professional) replica and non-replica versions of Phantom of the Opera

There seems to be three main design philosophies:

  1. Christine should look more or less identical to Carlotta (many replica productions, Czech Republic, Finland)
  2. Christine should somewhat resemble Carlotta (many replica productions, Hungary, Estonia, the Restaged Tour)
  3. Christine should look totally different from Carlotta (2004 movie, Poland, Romania)

(credit in captions)

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That’s it! Finally, it’s done! I did my best and even if it’s not perfect i really hope you’ll like it. Please, take the time to have a look ! :D

MAKE PASTA NOT WAR


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2017 IIHF World Championships Players By NHL Team
  • Arizona: Connor Murphy (U.S.A.), Christian Dvorak (U.S.A.), Clayton Keller (U.S.A.), Tobias Rieder (Germany), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden), David Musil (Czech Republic)
  • Colorado: J.T. Compher (U.S.A.), Carl Soderberg (Sweden), Gabriel Landeskog (Sweden), Tyson Barrie (Canada), Matt Duchene (Canada), Nathan MacKinnon (Canada), Calvin Pickard (Canada), Mikko Rantanen (Finland)
  • Florida: Nick Bjugstad (U.S.A.), Rihards Bukarts (Latvia), Jason Demers (Canada), Mike Matheson (Canada), Denis Malgin (Switzerland; injury reserve)
  • Buffalo: Jack Eichel (U.S.A.), Zemgus Girgensons (Latvia), Ryan O'Reilly (Canada)
  • Detroit: Dylan Larkin (U.S.A.), Jimmy Howard (U.S.A.), Danny DeKeyser (U.S.A.), Petr Mrazek (Czech Republic)
  • Boston: Charlie McAvoy (U.S.A.)
  • New York Islanders: Anders Lee (U.S.A.), Brock Nelson (U.S.A.), Thomas Greiss (Germany), Dennis Seidenberg (Germany), Calvin De Haan (Canada)
  • Carolina: Noah Hanifin (U.S.A.), Elias Lindholm (Sweden), Eddie Lack (Sweden), Joakim Nordstrom (Sweden), Victor Rask (Sweden), Jeff Skinner (Canada), Sebastian Aho (Finland)
  • Chicago: Trevor Van Riemsdyk (U.S.A.), Marcus Kruger (Sweden)
  • Los Angeles: Patrick Bjorkstrand (Denmark)
  • Edmonton: Patrick Russell (Denmark), Jesse Puljujarvi (Finland)
  • Winnipeg: Jacob Trouba (U.S.A.), Andrew Copp (U.S.A.), Connor Hellebucyk (U.S.A.), Nikolaj Ehlers (Denmark), Eric Comrie (Canada), Josh Morrissey (Canada), Mark Scheifele (Canada), Jan Kostalek (Czech Republic)
  • Philadelphia: Roman Lyubimov (Russia), Ivan Provorov (Russia), Travis Konecny (Canada), Sean Couturier (Canada), Wayne Simmonds (Canada), Claude Giroux (Canada), Valtteri Filppula (Finland), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (France)
  • Tampa Bay: Andrei Vasilevskiy (Russia), Nikita Kucherov (Russia), Vladislav Namestnikov (Russia), Anton Stralman (Sweden), Victor Hedman (Sweden), Brayden Point (Canada), Alex Killorn (Canada), Tanner Richard (Switzerland; injury reserve)
  • New York Rangers: Alexei Bereglazov (Russia)
  • Dallas: John Klingberg (Sweden), Julius Honka (Finland), Antoine Roussel (France)
  • Minnesota: Joel Eriksson-Ek (Sweden), Jonas Brodin (Sweden)
  • Columbus: William Karlsson (Sweden), Markus Hannikainen (Finland), Dean Kukan (Switzerland)
  • Vancouver: Alexander Edler (Sweden; injury reserve)
  • Calgary: Johnny Gaudreau (U.S.A.)
  • San Jose: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Canada)

Ski Jumping Awards - Season 2016/17

5. Top Newcomer/Breakthrough

4th Antti Aalto (FIN) / Alex Insam (ITA) / Viktor Polasek (CZE) / Andreas Wellinger (GER) - 7,25%

5th Evgenij Klimov (RUS) & Bor Pavlovcic (SLO) - 4%

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