Vikings and Bears
[Beware–this post contains a few spoilers for Season 4 of Vikings.]
I’ve been thinking a lot about bears recently. Part of this is due to the theatrical release of the live-action Jungle Book (“Look for the bare necessities”) as well as an ongoing project on Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants (2008) in which Thor is transformed into a bear. I’ve heard that there’s a bear in the 2015 film The Revenant, but to be honest, I have no desire to see it. Since I’ve moved to Colorado, I’ve seen at least seven bears, including a mother bear and her two cubs near the aptly named Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
But most recently, an episode of the History Channel’s The Vikings has brought human/bear relationships to my attention once again.
What I’ve seen of Season 4 (I’m a little behind) has been great…
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