Bird, Book & Bone
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Posts from February 2012

B is for BESTLA, BORR, BÚRI, BÖLÞORN AND BRAZEN HEADS

For a god with scant ‘B’ names of His own, Odin has a hell of a lot of ‘B’ family. And also unusually — especially for a god at the helm of an unstoppable P.R. juggernaut — They don’t receive much attention. To start first with Odin’s mother, Bestla, little can be gained from lore. […]


D is for DEVOTION

I’m still playing a bit of catch-up with the whole PBP exercise, but I’ve also been quite touched and inspired by the adorations that others have written.  When I saw Loki was tragically adoration-free, I had to write some, despite the twinge it gave my sense of strict alphabetization.  So with no further ado, here are 99 adorations to […]


B is for BLACKTHORN

Plant wights have always been important to me, but were eclipsed by Animals until I moved to Ireland. Here, I haven’t any new Animals but I am mobbed by Plants: Dock, Plantain, Meadowsweet, Elder, Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan, so many others and — most importantly for this post — Blackthorn, the Mother of the Woods. I like […]


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