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  • aomiarmster 11:05 PM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SHUT UP YOU PSYCHOS,   

    Don’t go there. 

    Friend: What would happen of Loki’s arsenal of blades became sentient? Like the Soul Reaver?!
    Me: …I don’t think there would be a limit to the level of insanity that could bring.
    Friend: And if not like the Soul Reaver what if they became people?!
    Other Friend: SHUT UP! SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!

  • aomiarmster 9:43 PM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

    With ice in your veins why is your blood so warm? 

  • aomiarmster 9:02 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Prometheus,   

    Page 25, line 7 — Loki was a sort of counterpart of the devil of Christendom. Sophus Bugge therefore has supposed that this figure shows the influence of Christian ideas (Loki, from the devil’s [297} name, Lucifer). Axel Olrik (in the Festskrift til Feilberg [=Meal og Minne 1911] p. 548 ff.) has examined the problem of Loki from other angles, among them that of folklore, since later popular beliefs have preserved reminiscences of a nature divinity named Loki (in sputtering flames, in atmospheric heat waves, and the like; cf. note to p. 37). With reference to higher mythmaking, he distinguishes between Loki as the associate of Odin (“Odins-Loke”), Loki as the companion of Thor (“Tors-Loke”) and Loki as the devil of the Æsir faith (“den onde Loke”); but traces survive which point back to a mythical paternal character, a benefactor of men who spreads the benefits of culture, a sort of Prometheus (the inventor of the fish-net, cf. p. 92, and the fire-bringer, Olrik’s explanation of the myth of the Necklace of the Brisings, p. 79).

    Most of the names of Loki’s relations are difficult to explain. E. N. Setälä (Finnisch-ugrische Forschungen XII, 1912, p. 210 ff.) has contributed toward a solution by references to Finnish legendary materials which he ascribes to loans from Northern myths; cf. also A. Olrik, Danske studier 1912, p. 95 ff. Certainly the name Angerboda may be interpreted as “she who ‘bodes,’ warns of, misfortune or sorrow.” Jormungand is “the mighty staff”; more common is the term Midgard Serpent, which no doubt is to be considered the original name of the monster.

    The designations for material objects connected with the myth of the Fenris Wolf are no easier to explain; moreover, these names are not identical in the various manuscripts of Snorri’s Edda. In, the Gylfaginning (Snorri’s Edda I, 106 ff.) mention is made not only of Gleipnir, but of the two links that were broken, here called Lœðingr and Drómi. Here occur also the designations Lyngvi (an island) and Ámsvartnir (a lake). Furthermore, there is a reference to Gelgja, a rope attached to the chain; this rope is thrust through a slab of rock, Gjoll, while over the slab lies the stone þviti. Finally, the name of the river formed from the slaver of the Wolf is recorded by name, Ván (after it Fenrir is sometimes called Vánargandr). — In one of the manuscripts (Snorri’s Edda II, 431) occurs a somewhat different terminology and also several other names than those listed above: Síglitnir, a barrow or hillock on Lyngvi; Gnjoll, the hole in the stone þviti, to which the Wolf is bound; through this hole is drawn the rope Hrœða, while Gelgja is the bar or stake that is placed before the hole. Here are mentioned also two rivers that run from the [298} mouth of the Wolf, namely Ván (“hope”) and Víl (“despair”).

    The legendary motive used in the story of the Æsir’s stronghold and its builder is well known. It is localized, among other places, in a large number of churches (the cathedrals of Lund and Throndhjem, etc.); and the reward may be, for instance, the sun or the moon or a person’s soul, and the builder may be the devil or a Giant. See C. W. von Sydow, Studier i Finnsägnen och besläktade byggmästarsägner (Fataburen 1907, p. 65 ff., 199 ff., 1908 p. 19 ff.).


  • aomiarmster 8:42 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Embla, Hønir, , , ,   

    The goodness-loving gods wanted to have a race of creatures whom they could love and protect and bless with all kinds of pleasures. So Odin, with his brothers Hønir and Loke, crossed the rainbow bridge and came down to the earth. They were walking along the seashore when they found two trees, an ash and an elm. These would do as well as anything for their purpose. Odin took the two trees and warmly breathed on them; and they became a man and a woman. Hønir then gently touched their foreheads, and they became wise. Lastly Loke softly stroked their faces; their skin grew pink with ruddy color, and they received the gifts of speech, hearing, and sight.

    Ask and Embla were the name of the couple, and the ash and the elm became the father and mother of the whole human race living on Midgard, under the eyes of the gods who had made them.


  • aomiarmster 8:31 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Auðumbla, Búri, , , , Ve, Vili,   

    The cow had nothing for her food but snow and ice. One day she was licking an icy stone, which tasted salty to her, when Ymir noticed that the more the cow licked it, the plainer became the outline of the shape. And when evening came Ymir saw a head of hair thrusting itself through the icy rock. Next day the cow went on with her meal, and at night-time a man’s head appeared above the rock. On the third day the cow licked away the ice till a man stepped forth, He was tall and powerful and handsome. This was someone who was good; and though he came from ice his heart was warm. He was the ancestor of the kind gods. Odin and his brothers Vili and Ve were his grandsons, and as soon as they were born they became enemies of the race of giants.

    After a few giant years there was a great battle, for Odin and his brothers wished to keep only good living. They attacked the giant Ymir, first of all his race, and after hard fighting slew him. Ymir was so huge that when he died, a mighty river of blood flowed from the wounds which Odin had given him; it was a stream so large that it flooded all space. Now the frost-giants, his children and grandchildren, were drowned in it, except one who escaped with his wife in a chest. And but for the saving of these two, that would have been the end of the race of giants.


  • aomiarmster 8:23 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The old stories of the Norsemen tell that at first there were two worlds, one of burning heat and one of icy cold. The cold world was in the north, and from it flowed a river of dangerous and poisonous water. The other world in the south was on fire with bright flame, a place of horrible heat.

    These two worlds of heat and cold were all that once existed – and then they began a fierce combat. Heat and cold met and strove to destroy each other. As a result, chilly water drops became alive; and turned into a huge frost-giant. He was the ancestor of all the giants who came afterwards. It was a bad and cruel race.

    At that time there was no earth nor sea nor heaven, nothing but an icy abyss without bottom, from where Ymir the frost-bite giant had sprung. And there he lived, nourished by the milk of a cow which the heat had formed.


  • aomiarmster 7:03 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    So my little cousin drew Thor and Loki where Thor gives Loki two snakes and Loki gives Thor two goats.


  • aomiarmster 3:56 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

    Oh Thor, your goats are cray cray, adorable but cray cray. CALM YOSELF, THOR, YOU AWESOME DUDE YOU. 

  • aomiarmster 3:55 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

    Oh Loki, I sure adore you and your snakes, spiders,wolves, and salmon. 

  • aomiarmster 3:11 AM on 29/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

    Playing GUN and Red Dead Redemption ( mostly Undead Nightmare) and now…I want some cowboy Thor and Loki.

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