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Fun Facts About Norse Mythology – 1960s Horror Movie?

A story appears in the Ynglinga saga by Snorri Sturluson, worthy of a 1960s horror flick.

Way back when the Æsir  and Vanir were at war, the time finally came for a truce.  Both sides exchanged hostages.  The Vanir sent Njörðr the Rich, his son Freyr, and the very wise Kvasir to Asgard.  As for the Æsir , they sent the photogenic Hœnir.  Hœnir took as his secret advisor the jötunn, Mimir.

With Mimir’s assistance, Hœnir looked and played the part of a chieftain well.  When Mimir was absent, however, Hœnir had nothing intelligent to add to the conversation. Nobody likes to be made a fool, and the Vanir were no exception.  They quickly surmised Hœnir to be Mimir’s sock puppet.  After they lopped off Mimir’s head, they sent it back to Asgard in a fit of pique.

Odin preserved Mimir’s head, magically reanimated it, and was thereby able to learn Mimir’s many secrets. When asked for his feelings on his grim demise, Mimir replied, “I don’t know, I just roll with it.”

~ S.G. Rogers

Happy Wodensday!

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DANICOVER7When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.

Dani & the Immortals is available for the Kindle HERE

Fun Facts About Norse Mythology – Dwarves, the Go-To Guys

If a dwarf in Norse mythology could play any character in modern movies, he would play Q from the James Bond films.  Q was responsible for providing Bond with a myriad of marvelous spy technology and wondrous inventions.  (Mood music HERE). Similarly, when the gods of the Norse Pantheon wanted some fantastic object custom-made, they knew whom to call.

One of the coolest dwarf-made toys is a ship made by the Sons of Ivaldi for Freyr.  Skidbladnir was known as the best of ships and nifty-keen because of its ability to be folded up like a napkin and stored in a pocket.  When unfolded, however, it was large enough to hold all the gods complete with their weapons of war.  Its sails always found a good wind and therefore Skidbladnir could be navigated anywhere.

Q would have been jealous.

~ S.G. Rogers

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DANICOVER7When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.

Dani & the Immortals is available for the Kindle HERE

Fun Facts About Norse Mythology – Light Elves

Light Elves, the Ljósálfar (pronounced Yo-sal-far), hail from Álfheimr, one of the Nine Worlds in Norse mythology.   The world is also depicted in later Anglo-Scottish ballads as Elfhame/Elfland/Elvenland, a fairyland.  Light Elves are “fairer to look upon than the sun.” (12th Century eddic prose Gylfaginning) Elves and humans could mate and produce offspring…very pretty babies by all accounts.

Not a whole lot was written about Álfheimr.  Álfheimr was the realm of the Vanir god Freyr. Freyr (aka Frey) was virile, good-looking, and athletic.  One is given to presume elves resembled Frey in many of these qualities.  😀

In my new release Dani & the Immortals, one of the main characters is from Álfheimr.  I leave you to guess which one.  ~ S. G. Rogers

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DANICOVER7When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.

Dani & the Immortals is available for the Kindle HERE