Hels tröst

Hel har ingen hungerHel har ingen nödHon törstar ej efter värmeSöker icke efter bröd Hon följer bara honomSom blivit människornas vän,Han som heter Hatet,Som icke någon botten har.Han som lever i deras hjärtanAlla nätter, alla dar.Tomheten den växerOch Hel kommer strax efter. Hon sitter vid mitt bordSäger aldrig ett ord.Hon delar mina måltiderFast Hon aldrigFortsätt läsa ”Hels tröst”

Knowing Freya, part 10: Gullveig

One of the most important events described in Norse myth is the Æsir-Vanir war, a conflict between the divine tribes which resulted in the unification of the two into a single pantheon. There are a number of theories about the meaning of this war. Some historians believe it is a allegory for the conflict betweenFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya, part 10: Gullveig”

Knowing Freya. Part 8: Chooser of the slain and Queen of Folkvang

Freya is a Goddess of many names. One of them is Valfreya, meaning ‘Freya of the slain’ or ‘Lady of the slain’. The reason for this is mentioned in the 14th stanza of Grímnísmál, a poem in which a disguised Oden tells the young Agnar about different realms and which Deities rule over them: ”FolkvangFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 8: Chooser of the slain and Queen of Folkvang”

5 very queer Norse stories

An interesting article from PinkNews: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/05/07/viking-norse-gods-lgbtq/ I’m particularly obsessed with this beautiful illustration of Thor:

Knowing Freya. Part 1: Goddess of…?

There is a film I saw as a child about Noah and the flood. I can’t recall if this is something I saw on TV or if it was one of those VHS films produced by my parents church, but there is one scene in particular that has stuck with me. In it, Noah isFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 1: Goddess of…?”

Ingwaz – Blood into Ink

There is a wound in me,One of manyBut this oneRuns deeper than all others There is a well in me,Which stretches down into the earthAnd from which the waters of my blood flow Who can stop the rushing tides?Who has the power to halt the currents from continuing their course?There is One. But She said:”ChildFortsätt läsa ”Ingwaz – Blood into Ink”

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