Category Archives: Mythology

Thoughts on the expressions: “mother nature” and “the birds and bee’s” – aspects of the Victorian symbolism of springtime

Here’s a thought I had: I have often heard two expressions that has always made me wonder of their origin:  “Mother nature” “The birds and the bee’s” It seems, to me, that both of these have origin in the Victorian era (1800’s).  They … Continue reading

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Thoughts on creation myths

Here’s a thought I had: It seems that there are many reasons for the development of creation myths.  As a rule, older societies are not trying to explain the physical “scientifically provable” explanation of the worlds creation.  This is because this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the ‘spirit of Christmas’ may originate from Viking and Norse tradition with remarks about Christianity, Norse Kings, Thor, and the influence of climate and migration

It seems, to me, that the ‘spirit of Christmas’ has an origin in Norse and Viking customs and attitudes that took place during the winter. By ‘spirit of Christmas’ I mean a generalized hopefulness and optimism which appeared during the winter season.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how Old English riddles may of come from Norse Skaldic poetry

I’ve always felt that there was a similarity between Old English riddles and Norse Skaldic poetry.  Here’s are some thoughts on it: RELIGIOUS SKALDIC POETRY OF SWEDEN/DENMARK It seems to me, that what we call “Skaldic poetry” appears to originate from a religious form … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I perceive the world – inspiration and the “I don’t know” – with remarks about Socrates, philosophy, Odin, and belief

Here’s a thought I had: Nowadays, there is a tendency to equate our perception of the world as a form of “ultimate knowledge”.  It is treated as a ‘fact’ before us, like the sky or a mountain.  Because of this, the world is perceived as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on themes found in two myths on the origin of inspiration: the Norse god Odin and the Greek god Apollo – the ‘self-before-technique perspective’ and the ‘inspired life’

There are several myths of the origin of inspiration that I have found are quite revealing (at least to me).  These are the story of the creation of poetry by the Norse god Odin and the founding of Delphi by the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the image of the Oracle at Delphi – an example of stylized mythological representation?

(A picture I took of the Temple of Apollo, looking eastward.  Delphi, Greece, September 9, 2006 – click to enlarge) The Oracle at Delphi, Greece, has always interested me.  Considering that we’re looking at something that lasted about 1000 years there are simply … Continue reading

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