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start from the assumption that the giants are evil or stupid but treats them every bit as seriously as the gods from the assumption that the giants are evil or stupid but treats them every bit as seriously as the gods this ground breaking study McGrath encourages the reader to uestion received wisdom explore Norse mythology and its goddesses and eepen their understanding of the how and why of myth About explore Norse mythology and its goddesses and eepen their understanding of the how and why of myth About author Sheena McGrath lives in northern Canada She has a Les Loges de Raphaël degree in medieval studies and is the author of four other booksThe Sun GoddessAsyniurSun Moon and Stars andBrigantia To catch up with what shesoing now check out her blogWe Are Star Stuff Other books by this author The Sun Goddess Myth Legend and HistoryCassell 1997 Asyniur Womens Mysteries of the NorthCapall Bann 1997 Sun Moon and StarsCapall Bann 2006.
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Interest. Njord and Skadi A Myth Exploreddelves into the story of the Norse giantess Skadi and her unhappy marriage to the sea god Njord As compensation after the gods killed her father Skadi is given a choice of husbands from among the gods but she has to choose by looking at just their feet She chooses the finest looking feet believing them to belong to Baldr but finds to her Le réalisme esthétique dismay that she chose the Vanir god Njord instead Not the marriageoes not work out and they each return to their respective
Domains With Skadi Keepingwith Skadi keeping as a goddessThe author Sheena McGrath presents this book as a series of uestions using the story to open up the world of Norse myth and culture She goes beyond the bare narrative by providing and culture She goes beyond the bare narrative by providing wide perspective both on how. ,
Ing and Myths work and some of the interesting theoretical uestions raised in the study of mythology Even simple uestions like why Skadi had to choose her husband by his feet alone are shown to open up all sorts of mythological perspectives from Cinderella to medieval penitents to interpretations of myth in the 19thcenturyDrawing on her extensive study of mythology the author also addresses many other important uestions including Asgard Jtunheim Midgard Where Are They Are there any stories similar to this myth Why o the Gods and Giants Interact At All Interact at all are the Vanir Why is Njord so passive Why is Loki so vulgar
Influenced By The Work Of Scholarby the work of the scholar Clunies who views the conflict between the gods and giants anthropologically as a battle over resource. .