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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 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 “Voluspa” with some thoughts on what the word may mean

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I was surprised when I heard that the Old Norse classic “Voluspa” was interpreted as “the prophecy of the seeress”, as if it were a statement from an actual human being.  This, to me, does … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth of Gefion, King Gylfi, Odin, the Danish/Swedish rivalry, and the Viking invasions

(The statue of Gefion and her Oxen at Copenhagen, Denmark) I’ve always wondered about the origin of the myth of Gefion and the story of the creation of Zealand in Denmark.  At first, it looks like just a myth but, over time, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an idea concerning the origin of the Norse god Thor???

The other day I had a wild idea about Thor.  I was laying down in the dark wondering about some conflict I was having.  Then, in a flash, this idea came to me.  Where it came from I don’t know.  None … Continue reading

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Interesting facts from “King Gautrek’s saga”

“King Gautrek’s saga” is a good Norse saga that has many examples of traits found in the Viking era Norse, particularly in Norway and Sweden, where the happenings of this saga take place.  Some of these examples include: Gillings Bluff … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Skaldic poetry and the Norse god Odin

Here are some thoughts I had about Skaldic poetry: THE SKALDS AND SKALDIC POETRY Skaldic poetry was a form of poetry used by the Old Norse or Viking poets, called Skalds, during and after the Viking era.  They were particularly prevalent … Continue reading

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The many names of the Norse god Odin

There are many names of Odin.  In the “Grimnismol” Odin, himself, states:  “A single name have I never had since first among men I fared”. The use of Odin’s many names is even mentioned in the “Gylfiginning” where it is stated:  “. … Continue reading

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Interesting quotes involving the Norse god Odin

FROM THE “GYLFAGINNING” “He [Gylfi] saw three thrones one above the other, and there were three men, one sitting in each.  Then he asked what the name of the ruler was.  The man who had brought him in replied that … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the accounts of the Norse god Odin as a man

  (Odin by George von Rosen, 1886) There are only two people, as near as I can tell, who have spoken of Odin as a man.  Not only have they spoken about Odin as a man but both have given us much information … Continue reading

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