May 9Liked by Con/Jur/d

I feel compelled to share that I recently looked up the first part of my last name, Turge, and found a wiki article on a viking king who briefly conquered a bit of Ireland. During his reign he was married to a seeress. He had an Arab poet visit his court for a time. The wiki article for the poet revealed that he was known for being skinny and handsome, as well as a snippet of a poem about an illicit affair that he seems to have written for the queen. Pretty ballsy.

Returning to the article on the viking king, I found that eventually the king lost a battle against the forces of the High King of Ireland, and was drowned (I assume forcibly).

Purusing the article for that particular High King, I found that he died by drowning. Cross-referencing the articles, he died a year after the viking king. No discussion of karma, of course, and yet I couldn't help but imagine the spirit of the viking king following him doggedly until he could force the same end upon his rival in rule.

The Drama!

It doesn't really clear up anything about the origin of my last name, and yet it adds some interesting marginalia.

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