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Monsters, Mythology, and Magic…

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Creativity, Magic, and The Mead of Poetry

The war between the Vanir and the Aesir ended in a truce, symbolized by the two warring factions spitting into into a jar, that was then fashioned into a man - the wisest of men - Kvasir, who could answer any question. Kvasir traveled far and wide, sharing his wisdom,...

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Thor on One Knee: The Limits of Power

When Thor and Loki reached Utgard, they found it to be so massive in size that they could enter by squeezing through the bars of the front gate. They found the king - Utgard-Loki - so huge that he barely noticed his diminutive guests. When he did, he asked them if...

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Edda, by Snorri Sturluson (Review… sort of)

Usually I think of Edda as "The Edda," or "The Prose Edda," partially because I'm reading The Poetic Edda now, and it's an easy way of keeping them segregated in my mind. Snorri's Edda is one of the two (the other is The Poetic Edda) primary sources for Norse...

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