Tag Archives: asgard

Stupid Dwarf Tricks

While the main role of the dwarves in Norse mythology is that of crafting items, they have other jobs as well. For instance, four dwarves are said to live at the each of the compass points, representing the directions and … Continue reading

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Fear of a Dark Elf Planet

Thor: The Dark World – I’ve been trying to read comics a little more as of late, and I think the Marvel movies manage to capture the feel of being epic, fun, and kind of cheesy all at the same … Continue reading

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I’m Just Looking for the Divine Hammer

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Volume 1, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – As I’ve become somewhat more interested in comics recently and I’ve been interested in mythology for a long time, I thought I should check out some of … Continue reading

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The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan

Captain America: The First Avenger – Since I like the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies I’ve seen, I’m trying to catch up on the ones I missed. I have to say I generally wasn’t that keen on the idea of Captain … Continue reading

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Baby, You Can Drive My Karma

The way I view religion, it has to have one or more conscious entities controlling the universe. I don’t know that it necessarily has to include a code of behavior, but religions almost invariably do. There’s also frequently an overriding … Continue reading

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Road to Utgard

One of the better known stories from Norse mythology, or at least one of the ones I’ve come across most often, is that of Thor and Loki’s visit to the giants. There doesn’t appear to be much reason why they’re … Continue reading

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The Lady of Winter

When I was looking up goddesses involved with justice, I came across a reference to Skadi, who was regarded as the Norse goddess of justice, as well as revenge. Neither one was her primary function, however. She was mostly known … Continue reading

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