Dwarves: the Norse Smiths

Click here for audio version Dwarves: the Norse Smiths When you need a weapon, a magical device, or beautiful jewelry, where do you go? To whom do you turn? In Norse mythology, the gods and goddesses sought the dwarves for all their magical object needs. How dwarves were created In the Norse creation story, the first being was created from…

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Freya: Beautiful and Fierce

Click here for audio version Freya: Beautiful and Fierce What do you do when you are a goddess in a male-dominated world? If you are the Norse goddess Freya, you become the goddess of sex and lust AND of war and death. Our Lady, Freya Freya, whose name means “Lady”, is the Norse goddess of love, lust, sexuality, war, and…

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When Gods and Heroes Lose a Right Hand

Click here for the audio version The right-hand man. What does this mean to you? The man who sits at the right hand of a king or other powerful leader, the man who is next in power? Or perhaps the right-hand man is the partner-in-crime or the best friend? Whatever the case, the right hand holds an important, symbolic function…

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Thor in Drag

Click here for audio version What would you do if you lost your favorite possession? Something that kept you and your entire family safe? If you were a man, would you dress up as a woman and pretend to be the bride of your sworn enemy?  If you were Thor, you would.  Thor Loses Mjolnir One of my favorite stories…

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Thursday is Thor’s Day

Click here for audio version The People's God It’s a stormy day, thunder crashes, lightning crackles. You think it’s caused by lightning, air currents, and sound waves. But it’s actually caused by the Norse god Thor (one of the mightiest of gods) as he fights giants.  Thor is the god of storms and protects both the gods and men. Unlike…

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Odin: The God of Many Names

Click here for audio version How many names do you go by? Your first response might be, one. But think about it...do you have a family nickname? A nickname you are only called by friends or people in certain situations, like a sports team? Does your mother perhaps refer to you by your first and middle name and no one…

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Wednesday is Woden’s Day

Click here for audio version Odin's Sacrifice No pain, no gain. You can’t get something for nothing. Everything has its price. We’ve all heard these sayings, some of us, perhaps, even live by them. To attain what we want, whether it be a minor goal to get in better shape, or a huge dream like making it to the Olympics,…

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