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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Viking Nicknames

Click here for audio Ever wonder why Vikings had so many nicknames?  The Vikings had to use nicknames because their society was patronymic--they derived their surnames from their fathers. So, if a man named Olaf had a father named Erik, Olaf would be Olaf Eriksson (Olaf Erik's son), or if his father's name was Bjorn, he'd be Olaf Bjornsson. If…

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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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