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6th April 2014

Link reblogged from Musing of a Thorswoman with 88 notes

Thor →

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God of: Thunder; summer storms; fertility; agriculture; healing; war; protection; hallowing; traveling. Richard Perkins theorizes that he may have been a god of wind and sailing.

Appearance (note: with the exception of red hair, this is all UPG):…

It comes from Thorpe’s Northern Mythology. He talks about folk traditions in Gotland, and says that the people believed that it was sacred to Thor, and if you found the beetle (called Thorbagge) lying on it’s back, and flipped it over, you “expiate seven sins.”

The linked list there are actually heiti (alternative names) rather than kennings proper. Kennings always bring in something else as a referent. The kennings listed on the Skáldic Poetry Project (maybe not exhaustive) are:

  • djúphugaðr, ramr, gegn, gagnsæll faðir Magna ‘the deep-minded, mighty, reliable, victory-blessed father of Magni ’
  • sundrkljúfr níu hǫfða Þrívalda ‘cleaver asunder of the nine heads of Þrívaldi <giant>,’
  • sonr Aldafǫðrs ‘the son of mankind’s father ’
  • arfa Viðris ‘of Viðrir’s <= Óðinn’s> heir ’
  • Œgir Ǫflugbarða ‘The terrifier of Ǫflugbarði <giant> ’
  • haussprengi Hrungnis ‘the skull-splitter of Hrungnir <giant>.’
  • fangboða flotna forns Litar ‘of the wrestling-challenger of the followers of ancient Litr <giant>.’
  • Rúni Sifjar ‘The confidant of Sif <goddess> ’
  • Faðir Þrúðar ‘The father of Þrúðr <goddess> ’
  • mágs Ulls ‘of the kinsman of Ullr <god>’
  • dolgs mellu ‘of the enemy of the giantess.’
  • dolgs jǫtna ‘of the enemy of the giants; ’
  • gramr Bilskirnis ‘the ruler of Bilskirnir <mythical hall>, ’
  • sonr Jarðar ‘the son of Jǫrð <giantess> ’
  • váða orms ‘of the serpent’s harmer; ’
  • dólgs mellu ‘of the giantess’s enemy ’
  • ǫndótts vinar banda ‘of the frightening friend of the gods ’
  • reyni folka leggs fróns ‘the tester of the people of the bone of the earth ’
  • Njótr hafra ‘The user of the goats ’
  • Fullǫflugr fellir fjall-Gauts ‘The most powerful killer of the mountain-Gautr’
  • Víðgymnir vaðs Vimrar ‘The Víðgymnir <giant> of the ford of the Vimur <river> ’
  • ótti jǫtna ‘the terror of giants ’
  • Sunr Jarðar ‘The son of Jǫrð <giantess> ’
  • blóða Meila ‘of the brother of Meili ’
  • mági Ullar ‘the kinsman of Ullr <god>, ’
  • hofregin hógreiðar ‘the temple-deity of the comfortable chariot ’
  • Of barmi Baldrs ‘The brother of Baldr ’
  • hǫrðum of rúna trolls trjónu. ‘the hard friend of the troll of the muzzle.’
  • Fjǫrspillir bǫlverðungar Belja ‘The life-destroyer of the evil-causing troop of Beli <giant> ’
  • brjótr berg-Dana ‘the breaker of rock-Danes ’
  • sveini Grundar ‘the boy of Grund <= Jǫrð> ’
  • burar Óðins ‘of the son of Óðinn, ’
  • reiði-Týs sára ‘of the bearing-Týr <god> of wounds. ’

Note that these are all in the grammatical case in which they appear in the poems they come from. It’s a little frustrating but kind of cool that some of these refer to myths that we know absolutely nothing about otherwise.

The link also includes a list of place names and attributions for all the above kennings, with links to the verses themselves (most do not have translations). Note: the definition it gives at the top of the page is ‘Thor; giant, ogre, monster.’ The reason for this is that there is a runic inscription (or two?) with the word þurs carved in it, and it’s impossible to tell whether it means Þórs or þurs. Because the database is tracking the word it has to include that.

Also, the Richard Perkins book is excellent.

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20th March 2014

Photoset reblogged from Wandering Heathen with 106 notes

pretentiouswanker:

[FLOKI GIGGLING IN THE DISTANCE]

Love this

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18th March 2014

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by rpratt

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12th March 2014

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Norse mythology - Gods

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7th March 2014

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Fencing, Scottish style

I laugh every time I see this.

ghostmancain:

silver-jet:

Fencing, Scottish style

I laugh every time I see this.

4th March 2014

Link reblogged from The Pagan Study Group with 71 notes

God of the Week: Thor →

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(Disclaimer: This post contains UPG. For clarity’s sake, all UPG will be italicized.)

Thor is one of the more popular gods in the Norse mythos, the famous god of thunder and wielder of Mjollnir, son of Odin and Jord. He is one of the Aesir, and the defender of Midgard, a much beloved god of…

12th February 2014

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metalmagnet:

damn straight, bitch

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damn straight, bitch

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25th January 2014

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If I can talk to you and not be judged, reblog this.

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12th January 2014

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Vikings Season 2 promotional poster x

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12th January 2014

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iron-pigs:

This is frustration in the form of a gif

iron-pigs:

This is frustration in the form of a gif

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