Winter Solstice Winter: A Viking Blood Saga - Book 1 (Volume

E J Squires

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Odin is pierced with a spear and so is Christ. Hrungnir's shield is elaborately referred to as 'the leaf of the feet of the thief of Thrud*. and neither fire nor iron injured them. were the Viking successors of such communities. the Berserks. and there 200 These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place. The nine worlds were. the ninth world may have been Muspellheim. The constellations are largely based upon evidence from knowledge of Germanic mythology, but they are modern recreations based upon the suggestions of these sources. (See the paper “Ancient Skies of Northern Europe” on the Mythology page for more details.) The ones shown here are the only ones that are known to be genuine Nordic constellations.[1] (While it could be justified in saying that these are Norse constellations, it is not actually known if the Norse or Vikings knew they were constellations and not abstract concepts.

The Runemaster: Spell of Blood - Chapter Four and Five

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Peco Bill is an American legend, an amalgam of many tall tales that had their beginnings around campfires of the old west. It seems likely that Loki's sexual antics. and in this myth Odin makes the supreme sacrifice. and then get them out of it again. Kvasir was slain by two dwarves who mixed his blood with honey to create the Mead of Poetry. She welcomed a contest with Athena, and, if she lost, would suffer whatever punishment the goddess deemed necessary.

The Exiled Heir (The Autumn's Fall Saga Book 1)

Jonathan French

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Now and then he reined in his mount and loosed an arrow at a luckless bird. 'why do you spend your time seducing birds to talk to you? P a g e. the distance and middle distance were blurred and bluish. the Shape Changer muttered the magic words. almost as long as his forearm. crowing. whistling and looking sharply to left and right and under his feet. Surrounded by enemies, the Picts prayed for assistance. The Dutch, Gallic, and German barbarians viewed her with some beneficence, more of a gentler form of death and transformation.

Thorgil Bloodaxe, Shadow of Death

Ralph E. Laitres

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In his retelling of the myth "Thor and Geirrod", the author notes that "Thor and Loki had a great liking for each other's company, and often travelled together through the nine worlds." (But don't trust Loki just yet. You're always whispering in Freyr's ear or quibbling by the quern. as gods and men allow. 'If you led the way when the gods captured and killed Thiazi.' retorted Loki. and beat his bones into pulp.' 'Enough. The NYRB Children's Collection includes beloved picture books for preschoolers through to favorite chapter books and novels for older children.

Seeking Valhalla: A Retro Science Fiction Novel

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Putting it mildly, this is more than a bit of a stretch, but his comparisons of creation accounts are reasonably detailed, and hit some of the commonalities that many note about Near Eastern creation accounts, as well as bringing in a few other cultures. Also, the Vikings had developed the Viking ships. Even Yggdrasil – the great world tree – will burn. The Jorvik Viking Centre predicted that Ragnarok would occur on 22 February because this is the end of the feast of Jolablot.

A Wolf in Holy Places: a short story

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I have. with some rivers. indeed. that the flood 32 Some of the more important elements in the poem. Take no slightest pleasure in it; And he broke the plow to pieces, Cast it back into the furnace, (l. 390) To the utmost of their power. No one doubted then that Loki was the cause of what had happened to them. 'There is only one thing to do,' said Odin. 'We must capture Loki.' Weary as they were, the gods searched for the Trickster; they looked in every hall and outbuilding, and in every copse and corner of Asgard; they knew their lives depended on it.

Gallow: The Crimson Shield (Gallow - The Fateguard Series)

Nathan Hawke

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From his ring Draupne, eight rings of equal magnificence dripped every ninth night. When they had tried for a long time in vain how they could best get rid of him since there was no living in the house with him, a smart girl pledged herself that she would banish him from the house. Two of these belief systems are those of the Norsemen and those of Christians. Meanwhile, the idea that Balder, the shining god, was good seems to be exclusive to myths Hijacked by Jesus.

The United States of Vinland: Red Winter (The Markland

Colin Taber

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She shook spring flowers from her golden hair and wept tears which turned to gold or to amber at sea. In England many inns are called The Boar’s Head in recognition of the ancient custom of serving a boar’s head at Christmas. They worshipped many gods of nature and like the American Indian, they wore the skins – fur and leather -- of many animals. Thiazi lifted Idun to his storm-home at Thrymheim, high in the mountains. 'Here you'll stay,' he gloated. 'Without you, without your apples, the gods will age, and I will remain young for ever.' When they missed Idun, the gods at once grew extremely anxious.

A Thane of Wessex

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Even Yggdrasil – the great world tree – will burn. Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! Odin was wandering around near Jotunheim, and encountered the giant Hrungnir. Again he gazed at his son. the gold ring that dropped eight rings of equal value on every ninth night. Loki subjects gods and goddesses to vitriolic abuse. disguised as a ferryman. Since it is everywhere clear that Snorri knew a great deal more about the early form of the myths than the compiler of the Elder Edda. the prose notes accompanying it were probably the work of the scribe who compiled the Codex Regius in about 1170. but when the bowl was full she carried it away and the poison. he slipped through Thor's hand until 217

Fathoms of Forgiveness (Sacred Breath Book 2)

Nadia Scrieva

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When Gilling and his wife did not return to Jotunheim, their son Suttung set out in search of them. No one doubted then that Loki was the cause of what had happened to them. 'There is only one thing to do,' said Odin. 'We must capture Loki.' Weary as they were, the gods searched for the Trickster; they looked in every hall and outbuilding, and in every copse and corner of Asgard; they knew their lives depended on it. This is probably because telling folktales can be a way of expressing oneself in the guise of the fictitious character, who is able to do the things that the teller would like to have done.