In the year 9 of the common era, in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, a column of three Roman legions were defeated by a force of Germanic warriors assembled from many tribes and led by Hermann der Cherusker. This battled is believed to have occured over the days of September 9th through 11th. The utter decimation of the Roman legions prevented Rome from acheiving her goal of expansion beyond the Rhine into the heartland of Germanic territory.
Yesterday, late afternoon after work, I held a small observance in recognition of the 2000th anniversary of the Teutoburger Wald Schlacht. In memory of this important event that has ramifications up to today, Tiw and Zisa were hailed and thanked for giving the victory to Hermann and his warriors. The horn was filled with Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from our local Harpoon Brewery. Gifts of crispbread with Braunschweiger and Butterkäse, sardines, and some sliced apple were given. Hermann der Cherusker was hailed as were his warriors, collectively. A horn to Hermann and his warriors will also be raised today, September 10th, and again tomorrow, September 11th, in recognition of the duration of the Battle.
Eálá þám sigefolces!