Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
t. 13th Warrior, The
Ahmed himself. He is writing the story of his travels and of Buliwyf's brave deeds just as he told him would.
|All the other Northmen always refer to Ahmed as 'Arab', except for Herger. What does he call Ahmed?||The Thirteenth Warrior
little brother. Herger calls him this more than once in the movie.
Beowulf. I don't remember Beowulf being so exciting in school, do you? But Michael Crichton seems to have fun with this telling.
|When Ahmed sails away at the end, how many of his Quest companions are on the ship with him?||The Thirteenth Warrior
two. Herger waves to him form shore, but the two other Northmen are on the boat's deck.
black mist. 'Wendol' is an ancient word describing not the flesh eaters themselves, but the deadly fog they come out of.
four. Only Ahmed Ibn Fadlan, Herger and two others survive this Quest.
You will be buried as a king.. He gave Buliwyf a kingly send-off dressed in cloth of gold.
The mother scratches him with a poisoned claw.. He took some knocks in the final battle, but once that claw scratched him, he knew he was doomed. He actually rises up from his death bed to save the day.
floor covered with human bones and skulls. Herger hears something under his feet, looks down, and sees the floor covered with human bones and skulls.
Kill the mother and the leader.. She may have been mad, but she nailed this one just right.
the Fire Worm. The Fire Worm was formed of hundreds of mounted fiends carrying torches. It had to be a chilling sight.
boiled down cow urine. Sounds bad, right? Actually, boiled down cow urine equals ammonia--a very powerful germ killer.
head. The mother's lair was decorated with taken heads.
He killed his own brothers.. Wiglif, Rothgar's son, was never seen in any of the battles. He was sly but not very brave.
Can he draw sounds?. Buliwyf hopes that story of his great quest will be told. None of the Northmen could write.
take a dog to war. Ahmed's beautiful Arabian horse was much smaller than their own horses.
son of. The Northmen thought his name was Ibn. Only Herger actually called Ahmed anything other than 'Arab'.
|What unique qualification did Ahmed have that makes him vital to the success of the Quest?||The Thirteenth Warrior
He is not from the North.. Thirteen had to go, but the thirteenth could not be from the North.
Angel Of Death. She is an oracle and read the future in the bones.
He is being polite in letting them see he is real.. It was the polite thing to do so that the Northmen could decide if he was real or an evil come from the fog.
Wolfgar. Wolfgar is King Rothgar's youngest son.
holding their king's funeral. Their king had died and they were there to honor him.
Dusublad. He encounters the Northmen before he ever reaches there. We are not told if he ever gets there or not.
poet. He said his life was easy, until the fateful day he fell in love.
He loved a married woman.. He was in love with a beautiful woman, but she 'belonged to another man'.
The Wendol mother. The Wendol mother scratches Buliwyf with a poisoned claw before he cut off her head. Buliwyf does manage to kill the Wendol leader before he dies, thus ending the war. While Wigliff might like to see Buliwyf dead, he has no part in it.
Edgtho. Edgtho is keeping watch from a tree by the watchtower. When Ahmed takes him food and stops to make idle conversation, they hear the Wendol horn and see the "Firewurm". Strangely enough, the rope that Edgtho uses to reach the watchtower is nowhere to be seen before he slides down it.
Skeld. Skeld is the warrior with the tattoo across his face. He is very superstitious and believes that the Wendol are demons. He dies in the first major battle against the Wendol. When trying to cut poles, Ahmed realizes that he cannot use the heavy Northern sword. He asks for a metal worker and is directed to Skeld, who helps him turn the sword into a more manageable scimitar. The scimitar was a popular Middle Eastern weapon over a thousand years before Islam came to the Middle east.
Killed his brothers. When Wigliff implies that Buliwyf is a coward, Buliwyf responds that the only exploit he can recall is that Wigliff killed his brothers.
Wigliff - "Wait for the Wendol one night's time, and then talk to us of courage."
Buliwyf - "I thank the lord for his advice. Though I don't recall hearing any exploits of his, apart from killing his brothers."
A dog. Herger and Skeld both mention that "Only an Arab would bring a dog to war." In fact, the Arabian horse would have been taller than the small but sturdy Northern horse breeds of the time.
Rethel. Archery was an important skill for the Vikings, in addition to skills with sword, axe and spear. Rethel, played by Mischa Hausserman, dies in the first major battle with the Wendol.