[Bards] Ansteorran History and trival

Cynthia Rogers wolfpaws at mac.com
Mon Jun 11 15:35:57 PDT 2007

Thank you for that bit of history.
I know that, "Vivat Rex,"  means "The King lives."
Kind of a version of "Long live the king," I suppose.  But I had no  
idea where it came from.

And indeed, saying it the way we do, to mean Yippee, is a little odd,  
since yelling, "Vivat" means, "He lives!" :-)

I have to admit, I've no idea what people in crowds yelled in the  
Middle Ages, but it would make a good topic for a class wouldn't it?

Very best,

On Jun 11, 2007, at 5:43 PM, willowjonbardc at juno.com wrote:

> Do you know why we shout vivat not Hooray?
> First place as far as I can tell clapping is modern but I really
> can't find any proof.
> In the Days of Principality we shouted Hooray. We we became a Kingdom
> a paper was written out of kingsom and was passed around the Heralds
> office. It said "Hooray" was used to glorified the death of Jews.
> Mistress Aurlien the Star Principal Herald  thought this was wrong
> and suggested to the new King Jonathan and his Queen, Willow that we
> should go with "Vivat" instead. It seemed right so we did. Some time
> later I was told that the paper had been debunked, but vivat was the
> habit now and as one seemed as good as another we didn't change.
> Willow de Wisp
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