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24th Apr '16 1:14:41 AM LordGro
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* FairyGodmother: After naming the norns Urd, Skuld and Verdandi, the guardians of the Well of Urd, "Gylfaginning" continues (ch. 15):

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* FairyGodmother: After naming the norns Urd, Skuld and Verdandi, the guardians of the Well of Urd, "Gylfaginning" continues adds (ch. 15): 15) that there are yet more norns who visit newborn children to "shape their lives":



::These norns who visit newborn children to "shape their lives" are functionally the same beings as the "fairies" making wishes (or curses) at Literature/SleepingBeauty's baptismal feast.


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* DrawSwordDrawBlood: King Högni's dwarf-made sword Dáinsleif "has to be the death of someone every time it is unsheathed." When Högni challenges King Hedin to battle because Hedin has abducted his daughter, Hedin wants to reconcile; Högni declines because he has already drawn Dainsleif, and thus the spell has to be appeased.
19th Mar '16 2:01:39 PM LordGro
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* TheWeirdSisters: The three Norns Urd, Verdandi and Skuld "shape the lives of men". They are referred to as maidens.

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* TheWeirdSisters: TheWeirdSisters:
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The three Norns Urd, Verdandi and Skuld "shape the lives of men". They are referred to as maidens.
** {{Valkyries}}, the supernatural women who determine who is going to die in a battle, frequently come in threes or multiples of three: There is a list of three valkyries in "Gylfaginning" and a list of nine in "Skaldskaparmal".
19th Mar '16 1:54:51 PM LordGro
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* TheWeirdSisters: The three Norns Urd, Verdandi and Skuld "shape the lives of men". They are referred to as maidens.
19th Mar '16 12:58:18 PM LordGro
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* DragonHoard: After Fafnir killed his father for a pile of gold, he transformed into a dragon to guard the treasure. Snorri explicitly traces the ''kenning'' "dragon's bed" (''dreka beðr'') for "gold" to Fafnir's treasure.

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* DragonHoard: After Fafnir killed his father for a pile of gold, he transformed into a dragon to guard the treasure. Snorri explicitly traces the ''kenning'' "dragon's bed" (''dreka beðr'') for "gold" to Fafnir's treasure. Other kennings quoted by Snorri are "lair of Fafnir", "Grafvitnir's pillow" and similar expressions (like Fafnir, Grafvitnir is a mythological dragon).



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29th Feb '16 3:40:13 PM Josef5678
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29th Feb '16 3:39:40 PM Prfnoff
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* NuttySquirrel: The squirrel Ratatösk ("Drill-Tooth") is constantly running up and down the tree Yggdrasil, transmitting insults between the eagle at the top and the dragon Nidhoggr at its root.
23rd Sep '15 4:01:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Prologue'': A pseudohistorical treatise that offers a (somewhat strained) attempt to [[CanonWelding synthesize]] {{Norse myth|ology}} with Classical learning, claiming that the Aesir (the Norse Gods) were survivors of the [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Fall of Troy]] who sought refuge in the North, where, thanks to [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien their superior civilization]], they came to be regarded as gods by the primitive inhabitants.

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* ''Prologue'': A pseudohistorical treatise that offers a (somewhat strained) attempt to [[CanonWelding synthesize]] {{Norse Myth/{{Norse myth|ology}} with Classical learning, claiming that the Aesir (the Norse Gods) were survivors of the [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Fall of Troy]] who sought refuge in the North, where, thanks to [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien their superior civilization]], they came to be regarded as gods by the primitive inhabitants.
4th May '15 10:53:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''Gylfaginning'' ("The Fooling of Gylfi"): After the Aesir have pilfered a whole province of his domain (thus creating the island of Zealand), mythical King Gylfi of Sweden travels to Asgard (the city of the gods) to learn everything about the newcomers. He gets his questions answered by three mysterious strangers. The resulting dialogue is actually a treatise on NorseMythology.

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* ''Gylfaginning'' ("The Fooling of Gylfi"): After the Aesir have pilfered a whole province of his domain (thus creating the island of Zealand), mythical King Gylfi of Sweden travels to Asgard (the city of the gods) to learn everything about the newcomers. He gets his questions answered by three mysterious strangers. The resulting dialogue is actually a treatise on NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology.



* CanonWelding: The Prologue tries to connect NorseMythology to [[ClassicalMythology Classical legend]] (which was at the time accepted as history).

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* CanonWelding: The Prologue tries to connect NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology to [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Classical legend]] (which was at the time accepted as history).
16th Mar '15 8:33:35 PM jormis29
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* ''Prologue'': A pseudohistorical treatise that offers a (somewhat strained) attempt to [[CanonWelding synthesize]] {{Norse myth|ology}} with Classical learning, claiming that the Aesir (the Norse Gods) were survivors of the [[TheTrojanWar Fall of Troy]] who sought refuge in the North, where, thanks to [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien their superior civilization]], they came to be regarded as gods by the primitive inhabitants.

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* ''Prologue'': A pseudohistorical treatise that offers a (somewhat strained) attempt to [[CanonWelding synthesize]] {{Norse myth|ology}} with Classical learning, claiming that the Aesir (the Norse Gods) were survivors of the [[TheTrojanWar [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Fall of Troy]] who sought refuge in the North, where, thanks to [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien their superior civilization]], they came to be regarded as gods by the primitive inhabitants.



* TheTrojanWar: The Aesir are refugees from Troy.

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* TheTrojanWar: UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar: The Aesir are refugees from Troy.
2nd Feb '15 1:21:59 PM LordGro
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