Tag Archives: Old Norse

The dísir

Circa 1220 AD, the Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson laid down the Old Norse sagas in a work that is known today as the Prose Edda. In stanza thirty-six of the first book, Glyfaginning, Snorri numbers the mythical valkyries, the dísir: Hrist and … Continue reading

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Mythica Book Review: Norse Code, by Greg van Eekhout

Writers need to read.  It’s easy for us to get to focused on writing (e.g. my recent obsession with writing rejections) but we can no more write without reading than a musician can play a tuba without listening to an umpa band … Continue reading

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The Dísir

Circa 1220 AD, the Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson laid down the Old Norse sagas in a work that is known today as the Prose Edda. In stanza thirty-six of the first book, Glyfaginning, Snorri numbers the mythical valkyries, the dísir: … Continue reading

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Mythica Book Review: Last Light of the Sun, by Guy Gavriel Kay

By happenstance I came upon Guy Gavriel Kay’s mythica novel, The Last Light of the Sun, at my favorite used book outlet (shameless plug: HospiceCare & Share, a non-profit thrift store operated by HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties).  To … Continue reading

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