Friday, January 11, 2013

Norse Mythology

I don't know why but lately I have come to be obsessed with Norse mythology. I had planned on writing one book that dealt with it. This book took place all over Scandinavia and I may revisit the book someday.

But I've also got Norse mythology factoring in heavily in the contemporary novel brewing. It's a fun story that will be just for me and likely not for publication. (If it gets written.)

Some tidbits from my research:

Loki is actually Odin's brother (according to some tellings) through a blood-oath. Thus he's Thor's uncle.

Thanks to Loki, Thor has Mjolnir, Odin has the horse that pulls his chariot, and the gods have a giant serpent who devours them and the world as part of Ragnarok (the destruction of the gods).

Sif, Thor's wife, wears a wig of pure gold which Loki obtained for her after being the cause of her losing her hair in the first place.

I'm in love with the culture and the mythology. I'm not sure I want to ever not be, either. :D

What are your favorite gods and myths?

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  1. I like Norse mythology too. Those are interesting tidbits.

    1. Thanks, Angie. Sometimes I wish I'd studied it more in college. But then I realize I'd be even less qualified for jobs if I'd majored in it. LOL. Thanks for coming by!

  2. This is fascinating! I love that books can send me in directions I never would have gone before. The things that become important to me because of a book also become a part of me.

    1. Sometimes I think the research for a book is more fascinating and rewarding than actually writing the book. Thanks for coming by!

  3. I like modern retellings of myths...but usually I don't realize that's what's happening, and then someone points it out. :)

    1. I like subtlety. Subtlety is good. Thanks for coming by!


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