What is the rainbow bridge of Norse mythology? Called Bifröst, it’s a burning or shimmering rainbow that reaches from Midgard (ie: Earth) and Asgard, the world of supernatural beings known as Æsir. The bridge ends at the residence of the god Heimdallr, who possesses foreknowledge, keen eyesight and hearing. He also has gold teeth. The scuttlebutt among scholarly types is that the Rainbow Bridge may represent the Milky Way.
How did I work the Rainbow Bridge into The Druid?
I took advantage of the fact the myths, legends and beliefs comprising Norse mythology went through two centuries of oral preservation before ever being written down anywhere. In other words, things might have been garbled, exaggerated or distorted over the years. Think about the tall tales told about a relatively recent historical figure, George Washington. He admitted to his father having chopped down the cherry tree because he couldn’t tell a lie? Never happened.
The Rainbow Bridge plays a large part in The Druid, but not in the way you might think. To find out more, look for The Druid on April 20th.
Any resemblance to actual Norse mythology is purely accidental.
~ S.G. Rogers
Kidnapped from Earth and abandoned in Asgard of Norse mythology, Dani Avery must fight to return home. When she stumbles upon a band of outlaws, Prince Rein agrees to take her to the Rainbow Bridge personally. Although Dani is attracted to the handsome elf, his only interest seems to be in separating her from the magical sword and shield at her side. In Asgard City, rules, regulations and bureaucrats stymie Dani’s quest. Increasingly frustrated and desperate, she seeks help among powerful immortals. Unfortunately, Dani becomes ensnared in a devious trap that may leave her stranded and alone in Asgard forever.
Coming Friday, April 20th from Musa Publishing.