The Sun Sets into the Sea (poem)

The sun sets into the sea with a hissand rises with the sound of a driven wheel,the creak of speaking stone, metal and wood. The sun sets into the sea to simmerand rises with the sound of stretched leatherand the song of the horse’s chain and bit. The sun sets into the sea and is…

The Great Myths #57: Loki’s Monstrous Children (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here High continued: “And Loki had other offspring too. There was a giantess called Angrboda in Giantland. With her Loki had three children. One was Fenriswolf, the second Iormungand (i.e. the Midgard serpent), the third is Hel. And when the gods realized that these three siblings were being brought up…

The Great Myths #52: Ríg Gives Advice (Norse)

Read the other Great Myths here Here is Andy Orchard’s translation of the Rígsthula, where the culture hero Ríg wanders the earth & sorts everybody out: People say that in the ancient tales one of the Æsir, who was called Heimdall, went in his travels along a certain sea-shore; he came to a farmstead and…