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Vinland Saga - Historical manga about the Viking invasion of England at the start of the century.

LOKI'S MOTHER: Laufey, or Nál, consort of Farbauti. Nál means “needle”; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was “both slender and weak.” The meaning of Laufey is less clear but is generally taken to be “full of leaves”; as Fárbauti means “dangerous hitter,” there is a possible nature mythological interpretation with lightning hitting the leaves or needles of a tree to give rise to fire. Therefore Loki is born of Fire, which is both life keeping and life…

Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Farbauti. Eddic poetry refers to Loki by the matronym Loki Laufeyjarson. Nál means “needle”; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was “both.

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The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies.

Norse Mythology: ULLR, is a rather mysterious god, known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis; son of Sif and stepson of Thor. He is supposed to be the god of snow and skiing... but is he? Please read this interesting article: http://14erskiers.com/blog/2009/11/ullr-really-the-god-of-snow/

Norse Mythology: ULLR, is a rather mysterious god, known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis; son of Sif and stepson of Thor. He is supposed to be the god of snow and skiing... but is he? Please read this interesting article: http://14erskiers.com/blog/2009/11/ullr-really-the-god-of-snow/

Sif and Thor///L. F. Perkins' Illustrations for A Primary Reader (1895)

Sif and Thor///L. Perkins' Illustrations for A Primary Reader

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Kuan Yin (Guanyin 觀音菩薩) "One who Hears the Cries of the World" / Insight <3~☆~

Kuan Yin (Guanyin 觀音菩薩) "One who Hears the Cries of the World"

Vor by *Thorskegga Traditional Art / Paintings / Illustration / Storybook ©2012-2013 *Thorskegga This is Vor the goddess of hidden wisdom. Hidden wisdom is symbolised by archaeology, a bird develpoing in an egg and the dark side of the moon.  The woman on her right is using a staff to measure the angle of the stars while the goddess holds a scroll showing herbs.

One of my Gods of England paintings. This is the goddess Vor recorded in the Icelandic Eddas. She is the goddess of wisdom and hidden knowledge. See notes on the image for an explanation of the symbolism.

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Gaia - greek Goddess of the earth, rising up with newborn son

The Spiritual Journey of Motherhood

Gaia (the earth) hands her newborn son Erikhthonios over to the goddess Athena, who will foster this founding king of Athens. Gaia is shown only partially risen from the earth, being inseparable from her native element.

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