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  • aomiarmster 6:33 PM on 24/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Odin: FOR ASGARD!
    Thor: FOR MIDGARD!
    Loki: FOR MYSELF!

  • aomiarmster 11:27 AM on 01/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Earlier in the day I had been playing Animal Crossing on my DS and I’ve just woken up , I had a strange dream, that Thor and Loki were in Animal Crossing, in my town, asking if I had any Golden Apples. First, I freaked, then I got excited.. then I woke up. I AM SO BUMMED OUT. FUUU. I thought…they were really in the game. Gah, they looked so cute too. :[ 

  • aomiarmster 8:43 PM on 27/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Anagram Recap 

    Thor Odinson’s anagram name is DISHONOR NOT

    Loki Laufeyson’s anagram name is FOUL OILY SNAKE

  • aomiarmster 4:39 PM on 06/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    gallery Thor 


  • aomiarmster 5:37 PM on 31/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    I’m almost convinced these two can manage a complete fight with just making  various types of faces at each other.

  • aomiarmster 5:13 PM on 31/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Thor Odinson & Mjölnir

  • aomiarmster 4:32 PM on 31/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Loki smashes Thor into a glass barrier in hopes to knock him off the tower.

    Thor kicks Loki in the uterus.

  • aomiarmster 12:21 AM on 31/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Insults Alleging Homosexuality 

    There is ample documentation of homosexuality in insults. Judging by the literature, the Vikings were the “rednecks” of medieval Europe… if you went into the mead hall and called a man a faggot, he’d do the same thing that any good ol’ boy at a Texas cowboy bar would do. The end result would be a big axe in your head instead of a big cowboy boot in your face, but the idea is the same. Furthermore, in every one of the instances where níð or ergi is encountered as an accusation, no one seriously believes that the accused party is in fact homosexual: the charge is symbolic, rather like calling a modern redneck “queer” to provoke him to fight. (Sørenson 20)

    Because, then as now, some sorts of insults were “fightin’ words” or even killing words, Scandinavian law codes made certain types of insults illegal, and either condoned the victim’s slaying of the slanderer or penalized the utterance of insults with outlawry. The Gulaþing Law of Norway (ca. 100-1200 C.E.) Says:

    Um fullrettes orð. Orð ero þau er fullrettis orð heita. Þat er eitt ef maðr kveðr at karlmanne oðrom at hann have barn boret. Þat er annat ef maðr kyeðr hann væra sannsorðenn. Þat er hit þriðia ef hann iamnar hanom við meri æða kallar hann grey æða portkono æða iamnar hanom við berende eitthvert.

    Concerning terms of abuse or insult. There are words which are considered terms of abuse. Item one: if a man say of another man that he has borne a child. Item two: if a man say of another man that he has been homosexually used. Item three: if a man compare another man to a mare, or call him a bitch or a harlot, or compare him to any animal which bears young. (Markey, 76, 83)

    Similarly, the Icelandic law code Grágás (ca. 1100-1200 C.E.) has:

    Þav ero orð riú ef sva mioc versna máls endar manna er scog gang vaðla avll. Ef maðr kallar man ragan eða stroðinn eða sorðinn. Oc scal søkia sem avnnor full rettis orð enda a maðr vigt igegn þeim orðum þrimr.

    Then there are three terms which occasion bringing such a serious suit against a man that they are worthy to outlaw him. If a man call a man unmanly [effeminate], or homosexual, or demonstrably homosexually used by another man, he shall proceed to prosecute as with other terms of abuse, and indeed a man has the right to avenge with combat for these terms of abuse. (Markey, 76, 83)

    The Frostaþing Lawlikewise tells us that it is fullréttisorð (verbal offenses for which full compensation or fines must be paid to the injured party) to compare a man to a dog, or to call him sannsorðinn (demonstrably homosexually used by another man), but goes on to penalize as hálfréttisorð (requiring one-half compensation) terms which in our culture would almost be considered complementary, including comparing a man with a bull, a stallion, or other male animal (Sørenson 16).

    Many exchanges of insults are to be found in thePoetic Edda, particularly inHárbarðljóð, a man-matching between Óðinn and Thórr;Lokasenna, in which Loki insults the Norse gods;Helgakviða Hundingsbanain the exchange of deadly insults between Sinfjotli and Guðmundr;Helgakviða Hjorvarðssonarin the exchange of threats between Atli and the giantess Hrimgerð. Other instances may be found in the sagas such asEgils saga SkallagrimssonarandVatnsdæla saga.

    Insults directed at men come in several varieties. Taunts might sneer at a man’s poverty, as Óðinn does when he tells Thórr that he is “but a barefoot beggar with his buttocks shining through his breeches” (Hárbarðljóð6), or declare a man to be a cuckold (Hárbarðljóð48,Lokasenna40). Some insults were scatological:

    Þegi þú Niorðr!     þú vart austr heðan
        gíls um sendr at goðom;
    Hymis meyiar     hofðo þic at hlandtrogi
        oc þér í munn migo.

    Be thou silent, Njorðr!     you were sent eastward
        to the gods as a hostage;
    Hymir’s maidens     used you as a piss-trough
        and they pissed in your mouth.
    (Lokasenna 34)

    Insults of this nature seem to have been merely rude or disgusting. More serious were those which were mentioned in the laws, concerning cowardice or unmanly behavior. Cowardice was perhaps the lesser of the two types of insults, although the categories blur:

    Enough strength hath Thórr,     but a stout heart nowise:
    in fainthearted fear     wast fooled in a mitten,
        nor seemed then Thórr himself:
    in utter dread     thou didst not dare
    to fart or sneeze,     lest Fjalar heard it.
    (Hárbarðljóð 26)

    Other insults alleging craven behavior may be found inHárbarðljóð27 and 51, as well asLokasenna13 and 15.

    More dangerous still were insults that called a man “gelding,” implying cowardice as well as touching on the connotations of sexual perversity connected with the horse, as in the insult where Hrimgerð calls Atli “a gelding who is a coward, whinnying loudly like a stallion but with his heart in his hinder part” (Helgakviða Hjorvarþssonar20).

    The very deadliest of insults were those which attributed effeminate behavior or sexual perversion to the victim. Accusations of seiðr, women’s magic or witchcraft, implied that the practitioner played the woman’s part in the sexual act (Sturluson, Prose Edda, 66-68). Óðinn, a practitioner of seiðr, was often taunted with the fact, although this insult is found in other contexts as well (Lokasenna 24,Helgakviða Hundingsbana 38). Similarly, an insult might call a man a mare, either directly or via a kenning such as “Grani’s bride” — Grani being the famous stallion belonging to Sigfried the Dragonslayer (Helgakviða Hundingsbana 42). Loki’s shapeshifting into the form of a mare may have resulted in the best of horses, Óðinn’s mount Sleipnir, but the implication of (at best) bisexuality was an inescapable slur on Loki’s reputation ever after (Markey, 79). As theGulaþing Law states, it was equally insulting to liken a man to any creature that bears young. One of the more comprehensive insults of this class is to be found inHelgakviða Hundingsbana:

    A witch wast thou        on Varin’s Isle,
    didst fashion falsehoods        and fawn on me, hag:
    to no wight would’st thou        be wed to but me,
    to no sword-wielding swain        but to Sinfjotli.

    Thou wast, witch hag,        a valkyrie fierce
    in Allfather’s hall,        hateful and grim:
    all Valhôll’s warriors        had well-nigh battled,
    willful woman,        to win thy hand.
    On Saga Ness        full nine wolves we
    had together —        I gat them all.
    (Helgakviða Hundingsbana 38-39)

    This was directed at Guðmundr Granmatsson, one of King Helgi’s captains and a formidable warrior!

    In pagan Scandinavia, a ritual form of insult was also practiced at times, the erection of a níðstông or scorn-pole. This ritual had five basic elements:

    1. an overt or covert association of ergi [effeminate behavior];
    2. implementation of an animal, usually female [i.e., a mare], as a totemic device whereby lack of masculinity is implied;
    3. an animal’s body or head is mounted on a pole and turned toward the dwelling place of the person towards whom the níð is directed;
    4. formulaic verse, often inscribed in runes on the pole supporting the totemic device;
    5. appellant incantations to the gods or spirits to confer magical power on the totemic device and/or carry out the desires of the níðskald (Markey 77-78).

    Mention of this ritual is made in Book V of Saxo Grammaticus’Gesta Danorumand in chapter 33 ofVatnsdæla saga, but the most complete description is given inEgils saga Skallagrimssonar:

    Egil went ashore onto the island, picked up a branch of hazel and then went to a certain cliff that faced the mainland. Then he took a horse head, set it up on the pole and spoke these formal words:

    “Here I set up a pole of insult against King Eirik and Queen Gunnhild.”

    Then, turning the horsehead towards the mainland:

    “And I direct this insult against the guardian spirits of this land, so that every one of them shall go astray, neither to figure nor to find their dwelling places until they have driven King Eirik and Queen Gunnhild from this country.”

    Next, he jammed the pole into a cleft in the rock and left it standing there with the horsehead facing towards the mainland, and cut runes on the pole declaiming the words of his formal speech
    (Hermann Palsson and Paul Edwards, trans.Egil’s Saga. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1976. p. 148) 

  • aomiarmster 12:49 AM on 30/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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  • aomiarmster 11:04 PM on 29/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    I just thought that everyone needed to see this picture of the Cleveland Orchestra bass section dressed up as the Avengers

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