Vinnland flag

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Flag of Vinland

"Vinland" was the name given by Viking explorers to the area of North America that they discovered in the Middle Ages. The Vinland flag is a flag first used by the musical group Type O Negative to encompass a variety of front man Peter Steele's interests and political ideals (paganism, nature connectedness and socialism),[1] including his own Icelandic heritage.[2] The flag was designed using the negative image of a Norwegian flag, which turns the red, white, and blue to black, white, and green. The flag appears on various Compact Disc covers by the group, sometimes with the slogan "made in the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinland", and adorns various pieces of Type O Negative merchandise.

The first Vinland Flags offered for sale were made by Patriotic Flags in 2004.[3] Subsequently, the symbol has gained use as an ethnic flag by various groups in North America, including numerous vendors, some Germanic neopagan groups and political groups who identify the name of the 11th century Norse colony at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, called Vinland in the sagas, with the predominantly Anglo-American inhabited areas of the modern nations of Canada and the United States. It has been displayed at the Finnskogen festival, celebrating the Forest Finns.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "The official website of Technocratic People's Republic of Vinland - The People". Vinland.info. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Flags used by Musicians". Crwflags.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Vinland Flag". 
  4. ^ "Republikkens flagg VAIER IGJEN".