THE original Norse legend upon which the Candy Crush Saga is based has been unearthed by archaeologists.A timeless tale of heroism
Manuscripts found in a Viking burial site in Norway detail the epic adventures of King Ragnar the Rotten-Toothed, who sailed to a land covered in boiled sweets.
Historian Denys Finch Hatton said: This changes everything we thought we knew about the Vikings, who it turns out were not preoccupied by conquest, rape and pillage but by confectionary-based puzzles.
The scrolls tell that Ragnar and his warriors journeyed through a land in which travel was only allowed after correctly aligning brightly coloured sweets, which for some reason would then explode.
Why any society would have such rules in place is unclear, but Ragnar reports that the whole experience is incredibly addictive to the extent that he repeatedly hands over gold coins to continue his quest.
Like other Norse legends it includes clearly mythological elements, in this case a dragon who is sad because he has run out of lemonade. This is fascinating because we had not previously realised the Vikings were into nauseating tweeness.
“Elements of the story remain a mystery, such as the role of a small girl who acts a guide and appears to suffer from several physical deformities.
I believe that Ragnars unending battle against sweets is in fact a powerful allegory for mans constant struggle to survive in a harsh and dangerous world.