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Scottish Sword Dance

Scottish Sword Dance. One story is that this was a dance of victory, as the King danced over his bloody claymore, the two handed broadsword of Scotland, and the even bloodier head of his enemy. Some say that no severed head was used and that the King danced over his own sword crossed over the sword of his enemy. Another story is that the Sword Dance was danced prior to a battle. To kick the swords was considered a bad omen for the impending battle, and the soldier would expect to be wounded. If many of the soldiers kicked their swords the chieftain of the clan would expect to lose the battle.

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