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I hope nobody finds this too off-topic. :)
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-importance-of-kings-nipples.html TYWKIWDBI linked to an article about bog mummies with the excerpted text:

Seven years ago, not far from Dublin in the town of Clonycavan, County Meath, and near Croghan Hill, County Offaly, two bog bodies were found within three months of each other. Clonycavan Man had been severed in half by a peat-cutting machine, but scientists from Archaeological Development Services, who were hired by the peat company, were able to recover his body from the torso up. His skull had been split open, likely by a stone ax, and the bridge of his nose was also struck, probably with the same weapon...

Examining the details of both men’s lives and deaths has led Kelly to suggest a new way of looking at the meaning of eight well-preserved Irish bog bodies. “I believe these men were failed kings or failed candidates for kingship who were killed and placed in bogs that formed important tribal boundaries. Both Clonycavan and Old Croghan men’s nipples were pinched and cut. “Sucking a king’s nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland,” says Kelly. “Cutting them would have made him incapable of kingship.”

The original article was found in the May/June 2010 article of Archeology http://www.archaeology.org/1005/bogbodies/clonycavan_croghan.html . Have some more bog body articles as well http://www.archaeology.org/1005/bogbodies/ .
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On October 20th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC), fendassor commented:
That's very interesting, thank you for sharing :)
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On October 21st, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC), cassandraterra commented:
WOW. They peck pretty hard back then!

OW. But really fascinating.
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On November 5th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC), fendassor commented:
Jup, me again ;)
I've just had this on my dash on tumblr, so... Bog bodies
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