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Fairy Families

Although I can’t actually find a post where I do so, I believe I’ve written before about how The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus mentions near the beginning that “[a]ll the immortals are full-grown; there are no children among … Continue reading

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Eat Fruit, Live Forever

The idea of fruit bestowing immortality, or at least longevity, is a common one in mythology and folklore. In Norse mythology, the gods are said to eat apples that restore their youth. The fruit can’t entirely prevent them from dying, … Continue reading

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The Way of the White Witch

You know you have to be a pretty significant villain when you manage to rule a country for a century and only die when Jesus in the form of a lion kills you, but not until after you’ve killed him. … Continue reading

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Out to Sea

It’s interesting that, while Poseidon is one of the best-known gods of the Greek pantheon, I haven’t heard all that much about Norse sea gods. Kind of odd, as the Vikings were more famous as seafarers than were the Greeks. … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Snow Queen

Illustration by Vadyslav Yerko Despite the title, this rather long fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s (well, long for him, anyway) does not really feature the Snow Queen herself all that prominently. She’s more in the background than active throughout … 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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