Folklore and Myth Thursday – F

Fenrir, Fir Bholg, the Fomorii, Fravashi, and the Feathered Serpent Fenrir Along with the Midgard Serpent, Hel, and Sleipnir, the wolf Fenrir is one of Loki’s offspring. The great wolf bites off the god Tyr’s hand when the gods set out to bind the wolf until the end of the world. Fenrir will “burst his…… Continue reading Folklore and Myth Thursday – F

Folklore and Myth Thursday – E

Elle Folk, Élivágar, Enki and Ea, and Epona Elle Folk “Known as Elle Folk, in Denmark, Elf women are human-sized with long blond hair and an entirely hollow back” (Rosen, 2009:269). The Elle men, however, are shorter and look “like little old bearded men wearing dark, close-fitting hats” (Rosen, 2009:269). Hunters are often ensnared by…… Continue reading Folklore and Myth Thursday – E

Folklore Thursday Week 2 – B

Welcome to the second instalment of the alphabetical look at folklore and mythology from around the world. This week I’ll be looking at some figures beginning with the letter ‘b’. These include the Benu bird, Blue Tezcatlopoca, Bunyip, Byelobog, and the Bram-Bram-Bult.

Weekly Finds – Lore, Sagas, and Vikings!

Welcome to the second instalment of the Weekly Finds blogpost! This week there’s a podcast, a huge database of sagas, and some reference and research works as well. Podcast of the Week: Lore Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. Since I discovered the Lore podcast (and listened to all the episode), I anxiously…… Continue reading Weekly Finds – Lore, Sagas, and Vikings!

When the Reaper Sang

They brought me with them to the new colony unwittingly. My job has always been to gather the souls of those whose time ran out, to separate the living from the dead. I was a relic of the old planet they had nearly forgotten about. With all their healthcare technology they had forgotten just how…… Continue reading When the Reaper Sang