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May I offer you some Jesus? 22 6, 5:49pm

In ye olde days there lived some badass vikings on Estonian island of Saaremaa known as oeselians who's main god was Thor. The Danish king came at the start of 13th century to conquer the island and convert everyone to Christianity, however he failed. Decade later, german crusaders tried the same, but the oeselians kicked thwir butts so they also failed. Then some years later the danish tried again but were foiled yet again!

It wasn't until 20 years after the first invasion that the danish and germans united forces and successfully conquered the island and converted the vikings to christianity.

Ten years later, the oeselians rebelled, renounced christianity and killed absolutely every outsider on the island, including the priests, to go back their old ways.

Five years after that crusaders managed to sign a treaty and convert oeselians back to christianity.

Two decades later... oeselians got pissed off again, renounced christianity once more and... killed every german and danish AGAIN. This time it took two years and combined armies of the danish, the german crusaders, the army of the bishop of the Holy Roman Empire and latvians to retake the island and convert oeselians once more.

80 years passed, into the 14th century. Oeselians felt a bit cheeky, rebelled, renounced christianity, killed every german, danish and whatnot on the island, same old same old, and back to the old ways they were, unbroken even after eight decades! This rebellion didn't last long though, two years later the crusaders broke the oeselians and this time for good. The vikings of Saaremaa never went back to the old ways again.