Category Archives: Mythology

Giant

Why are giants so cruel? Because they are made of ice and poison. Before the earth was created there was Niflheim, a dark and cold place from which poisonous rivers flowed and which had existed forever. Far to the south … Continue reading

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Ragnarok

The final judgement of the gods. All their deeds – and crimes – rewarded and punished here. Most are guilty, and so almost all perish, but few without some deserved glory. Thor is permitted to die with a smile on … Continue reading

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Salt

Why is the sea salty? In Denmark there were two millstones that could grind out anything. King Frodi used two strong slave women, called Fenja and Menja, to grind out gold, peace, and prosperity for him. They turned the heavy … Continue reading

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Idea

Loki’s cleverness was his own undoing. He was trying to figure out how his enemies might catch him, now that he spent most of his days as a salmon, hidden deep in the water near a great waterfall. He wanted … Continue reading

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Phaethon

His mother has always told him that his father is Helios, the sun, but now his friends tease him. “Your mother is a liar,” says Epaphus. “No one knows who your father is, and so she told you a story. … Continue reading

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