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Who is Gullveig?

An argument for Gullveig as Vanic I’ll be upfront: my own thoughts are that Gullveig is the dark witch aspect of Freyja — lusting for power, lusting for gold, lusting for war, insatiable in Her hungers and nearly immortal. Freyja, though a popular and important goddess, has lost many of Her heiti and even Her personal name […]


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 […]