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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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Sidhe Bop

I’ve been reading a lot recently, but a bit sporadically. There are some library books I want to finish before starting on anything I own. I’m pretty anxious to read more of The Lost Tales of Oz, but I kind … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Snorri

Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths, by Nancy Marie Brown – Much of what we know about old Norse mythology comes from Snorri Sturluson, a thirteenth-century Icelandic poet and chieftain. Sure, there are earlier references … 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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