Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Mysteries of Vikings: The Giants, Dwarfs, and Monsters


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Human lived alongside gods, dwarfs, elves, monsters, and giants- and although the giants were defined in myth by their role as the god’s adversaries and eventual destroyers, relations between the two races were not exclusively hostile. There were, in facts, many liaisons between gods and giantesses.

Thor himself was born of the union between Odin and Jord, while Freyr and Freyja were the offspring of the Vanir god Njord and the giantess Skadi. Giants could even on occasion show kindness, as they did to the young prince Agnar, rightful heir to a kingdom that had been usurped by his brother; making his way to Jotunheim, Agnar found shelter and fair treatment of a kind that had eluded him in the human world.

Full article by Mr Ghaz :
The Mysteries of Vikings: The Giants, Dwarfs, and Monsters | Socyberty

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