Scyth


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Enthusiast and independent scholar Waldman describes the development of hafted weapons from their rather crude forbears to the growth of halberds, a favorite of the Swiss but used elsewhere extensively as well, to their refinements in the forms of glaives, bills, partizans, weapons identified as Morgensterns, the ahlspiesse various forms of fighting axes, the vouge, the military scyth, and other staff-type weapons.
Perhaps significantly, burials are frequent north of the Caspian Sea, the area traversed by the non-Mazdian Scyths.
A young lad milks a ewe, a foal suckles its dam, two bearded Scyths work a golden fleece--a pastoral idyll belied by the accompanying scene of voracious winged griffins.