Just met the headless horseman.
I’ve no idea why Bethesda put him into the game – nobody has, obviously. He could be Ragnar the Red or the nameless Stormcloak soldier from the intro. Or Hamvir, the Nord slaver from Morrowind. Or he’s just an easteregg, because these guys make an appearance in dozens of games and other forms of popculture.
I know about Sleepy Hollow, I know the various tales, myths and sagas about the headless horseman originating from my homeland (where W. Irving probably found/stole the idea and relocated it to New York). And then there’s also the amazing story of Klaus Störtebeker, a pirate who walked past 11 of his comrades after he was beheaded.
I did not know that there’s an irish/celtic version of the myth.
And so far, I had no idea how many ways there are to decapitate a man. And how many reasons why people did it.
Now my imagination is running havoc. Something is breeding. Scary.