Tag Archives: freyja

Nibbles of Nibelungs

Although I’ve been interested in classical mythology for most of my life, it was really Final Fantasy VI that made me want to check out the Teutonic hero Siegfried, a mysterious character in the game possibly intended to be the … Continue reading

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Birth of an Imagi-Nation

The Silver Princess in Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – It’s the eightieth anniversary of the publication of this book, which I used as an excuse to give it a reread. This isn’t really one of my favorites, despite having … Continue reading

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O Say Can You CPAC?

My original plan was for my next post to be a fun one about the Mario Brothers, but I’m going to write about something scarier than fire-breathing turtle-creatures. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Burn Me Thrice, Shame on You

It’s known that there are two distinct groups of gods in Norse mythology as it’s come down to the modern day, the Aesir and the Vanir. That is, if you don’t count the giants, elves, and dwarves, who also frequently … Continue reading

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The Ring Recycled

Expecting Someone Taller, by Tom Holt – Holt has written many books of weird fantasy, science fiction, and satire; but his main thing is bringing a fictional world into the modern one. This was actually his first comic fantasy, based … 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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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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An Odd Tale

Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman – I’ll admit I haven’t really researched this, but I have to suspect there aren’t that many children’s books based on Norse mythology. So I have to give props to Gaiman’s book, … Continue reading

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I’ll Take This Call from Valhalla

With Halloween coming up, how about a post on dead people? Specifically, I’m talking about views of the afterlife in Norse mythology. I’m sure most of you know about the warriors of Valhalla, but most people don’t get to go … Continue reading

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Frigging Goddesses!

It is a curious aspect of Norse mythology that two of its most prominent goddesses, Frigg and Freyja, have very similar names. In fact, some have speculated that they might have originally been the same deity, only to later acquire … Continue reading

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