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Highgate cemetery, London

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probably my fave thing about norse mythology is that nobody in scandinavia knew what mistletoe was so you end up with descriptions of it everywhere from some kind of tree to straight up a fucking magic sword

like mistletoe irl is this dweeb-ass parasitic motherfucker not entirely unlike somebody kicked a soccer ball into a tree, but it didnt grow in iceland or denmark and only grew in a few places in norway or sweden, but word on the street 1300 years ago was that misteltān down in england was pretty fucking magical n next thing you know it’s getting calqued to mistelteinn, and –teinn is only really used in sword names so it’s gotta be pretty badass right?

in denmark it becomes, understandably, a magic sword, and in iceland an oddly sword- or spear-shaped tree: “stóð um vaxinn, | vollom hæri, / miór oc mioc fagr | mistelteinn”, per voluspá.

anyway there’s no moral here i just think the idea of throwing mistletoe at somebody and them just……dropping dead for some gd reason is fucking hilarious, so @snorri i hate you with a passion but thanks for this

i just realized neither of those sources are english nor in fact in living languages, sorry im like this. here’s gesta danorum iii in english, it describes höðr using a magic sword that allows him to strike down the demigod baldr. and the old norse reads “stood full-grown, | high above the plain, / slender and very beautiful | was the mistletoe”, which… in no way, shape, or form is an accurate description of mistletoe. höðr proceeds to throw the whole fucking plant at baldr’s head and that just….kills him…….apparently………

Are…are you telling me…the legendary sword Mysteltainn…is just “the mistletoe sword (whatever the hell mistletoe is)”???

Hang on, I got something for this.

MISTLETOE KILLED BALDR YOU FOOLS IT IS A DEADLY WEAPON

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dedalvs:

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patrexes:

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probably my fave thing about norse mythology is that nobody in scandinavia knew what mistletoe was so you end up with descriptions of it everywhere from some kind of tree to straight up a fucking magic sword

like mistletoe irl is this dweeb-ass parasitic motherfucker not entirely unlike somebody kicked a soccer ball into a tree, but it didnt grow in iceland or denmark and only grew in a few places in norway or sweden, but word on the street 1300 years ago was that misteltān down in england was pretty fucking magical n next thing you know it’s getting calqued to mistelteinn, and –teinn is only really used in sword names so it’s gotta be pretty badass right?

in denmark it becomes, understandably, a magic sword, and in iceland an oddly sword- or spear-shaped tree: “stóð um vaxinn, | vollom hæri, / miór oc mioc fagr | mistelteinn”, per voluspá.

anyway there’s no moral here i just think the idea of throwing mistletoe at somebody and them just……dropping dead for some gd reason is fucking hilarious, so @snorri i hate you with a passion but thanks for this

i just realized neither of those sources are english nor in fact in living languages, sorry im like this. here’s gesta danorum iii in english, it describes höðr using a magic sword that allows him to strike down the demigod baldr. and the old norse reads “stood full-grown, | high above the plain, / slender and very beautiful | was the mistletoe”, which… in no way, shape, or form is an accurate description of mistletoe. höðr proceeds to throw the whole fucking plant at baldr’s head and that just….kills him…….apparently………

Are…are you telling me…the legendary sword Mysteltainn…is just “the mistletoe sword (whatever the hell mistletoe is)”???

Hang on, I got something for this.

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When exactly is yule and midsummer?

When exactly is yule and midsummer?

The Winter and Summer solstices, respectively (with Yule beginning on the Solstice and continuing for eleven more nights thereafter (for a total of 12))

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Hello, I hope you are well. I'm fairly n…

Hello, I hope you are well. I'm fairly new to norse paganism. I was wondering what I could do for the upcoming summer solstice? I'm having trouble finding ways to celebrate midsummer. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places. Any bit of direction you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and what you do. You are such a great help. Thanks again.

G’day, I am well thanks! I hope you are, too 🙂 I think probably the “best” thing you could do would be to hold a blót (can be done solitary or with others). Here’s a couple of links for info and outlines:

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If you don’t feel prepared for that, for whatever reason, then I think even just a simple offering of some food and/or drink would still be well appreciated.

You’re quite welcome, it’s truly my pleasure! And thank you very much for your appreciation, it means a lot to me 🙂
Seel!

A Midsummer Prayer

On this day my heart is merry
In thoughts of you, my gods
The longest day of year has come
Now I offer toasts and nods

I hold you in my thoughts, great Sol
As I’m longest in your gaze
So I celebrate all life and warmth
You gift me by your blaze
Seel Sol!

I hold you in my heart, sweet Freyja
As your love pervades this air
So I praise all guard and ardor
You bring me through your care
Seel Freyja!

I hold you in my thoughts, bright Baldr
As radiance I enjoy
So I think of your enriched rapport
With all, both proud and coy
Seel Baldr!

I hold you in my mien, soft Freyr
As in peace are my surrounds
So I cherish all fertility
That for this day, abounds
Seel Freyr!

I hold you in my health, young Idunn
As I give thanks for life
So I recognise the fortune
In this day free of all strife
Seel Idunn!

I hold you in my joy, gold Sif
As rich bounty I’ll consume
So I thank your generosity
Of sweet food and perfume
Seel Sif!

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A prayer for the Summer Solstice

Aw poor loki, i know man, it’s so awkwar…

Aw poor loki, i know man, it’s so awkward when you fathers ravens tell him that his new pet is also his grandson.
It’s OK loki, we have all ben there.

Odin always knows….

Odin always knows….