Questions tagged [the-13th-warrior]

1999 American action adventure about an Arab traveller accidentally dragged into a group of Vikings battling a tribe of mysterious creatures. Based on the Michael Crichton novel Eaters of the Dead, which is in turn loosely based on the ancient Beowulf legend.

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Why should the 13th Warrior not be a Northman?

The 13th Warrior should not be a Northman. So they recruit an Arab, Ahmed Ibn to be the 13th Warrior. Why should the 13th Warrior not be a Northman?
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How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?

One thing I always wonder when watching The 13th Warrior is, how Ahmed learns the Norse language so fast. While I for myself could make some sense out of certain words, it must be significantly harder ...
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