The Great Myths #63: Ragnarok (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here from the Prose Edda: Then spoke Gangleri: ‘What information is there to be given about Ragnarok? I have not heard tell of this before.’       High said: ‘There are many important things to be told about it. First of all that a winter will come called fimbul-winter [mighty or…

The Great Myths #62: Loki is Captured & Punished (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here Then spoke Gangleri: “It was quite an achievement of Loki’s when he brought it about first of all that Baldr was killed, and also that he was not redeemed from Hel. But was he punished at all for this?” High said: “He was requited for this in such a…

The Great Myths #60: The History of Odin’s Horse (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here Then spoke Gangleri: “Whose is the horse Sleipnir? And what is there to tell about it?”       High said: “You do not know details of Sleipnir and are not acquainted with the circumstances of its origin!—but you will find this worth listening to. It was right at the beginning…

The Great Myths #59: Odin Talks About Valhalla (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here Then spoke Gangleri: “You say that all those men that have fallen in battle since the beginning of the world have now come to Odin in Val-hall. What has he got to offer them for food? 1 should have thought that there must be a pretty large number there.”…