Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Norse God(dess) Birthday Bash


Today's blogfest serves double duty, it is my Norse Sister Siv's birthday, and her book, Secrets of the Ash Tree is in the midst of it's blog tour for its release .

 So FIRST—Happy Birthday, Siv!!!


Second, BEST of luck with Secrets of the Ash Tree:

Secrets of the Ash Tree tells the story of Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever.

Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter.
Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.

And now, without further ado... my GOD(dess)...

I began this quest at a bit of a disadvantage. In spite of being fully HALF Scandenavian (one Norwegian grandmother and one Swede, with a couple mutts for grandpas) my knowledge of the Norse gods is relatively limited. And while seeking pictures of Thor DID require three cold showers, a blustery thunder god is not ACTUALLY the one that gets my vote, so I set to reading.

The winner?

Ran, Goddess of the sea. WHY, you ask?

I'm ruled by the moon (which also rules the tides) and have always felt an affinity for the sea. But look at THIS endorsement from Godchecker: She's the wife of [AEGIR] but is terribly randy and fancies mortals.


HA! Randy. I can get behind that! And look how fierce she is! She is mother of the nine sisters that rule the waves, and EVERYONE knows the Viking advantage is their sea travels, so she's like... The GODDESS!!!

You should go visit all the other gods and goddesses today!!!

20 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like the perfect pick! Neat blogfest idea. Congrats and Happy Birthday to Siv.

Siv Ottem said...

Figures you would pick Ran, lol...Yes she is a randy one :)Hope you had fun learning about Norse mythology in your search. Thanks for participating and big birthday girl hugs from me!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And... I bet she's naked!!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Hart...

A turbulent woman if I've ever seen one.... The seas are unpredictable and so are woman. So a fine choice...
Mankind could not live without them!

A.J. Walker said...

Interesting! I like the print too.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great pick Hart. Very randy indeed. LOL

S. L. Hennessy said...

Awesome pick. I do so LOVE the goddess of the sea. Happy Norse God blogging!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I put Ran into one of my earliest novels. I loved the picture. Best of luck with your release of your next installment of your serial tomorrow.

Tomorrow is also the release of my own novella, HER BONES ARE IN THE BADLANDS.

Thank you for visiting my own birthday bash today. If all the sugar in your bowl is missing, it means Ratataoskr visited you when you weren't looking! :-)

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! Yes, I guess that would make her THE GODDESS. Love it! And of course she so fits you.

~Sia McKye~ said...

RAN's a good choice. I certainly wouldn't want to be on the opposing side of nine sisters who rule the waves.

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Yolanda Renee said...

Who else would the watery tart pick?

Naked and wet - only makes sense! LOL

Fun blog hop!

msmariah said...

Great choice. I love the picture too! Beautiful.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm an Aquarius and at home in water, so Ran would be a good choice for me, too.

Tessa Conte said...

Nice! I like your choice! And yes, great (almost naked) Goddess picture... : )

Mary Aalgaard said...

Great choice. The picture is eye-catching!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

Awesome choice!! I always forget about Aegir and Ran somehow, which is kind of embarrassing to admit, but they're really interesting in their own rights! Particularly since Aegir has all those daughters, doesn't he?

mshatch said...

Like your choice, hart, and what a perfect pic to go with :)

Helena said...

Secrets of the Ash Tree sounds like fun. Maybe it's about time I started learning about all those Norse gods and goddesses.

Donna Hole said...

Ha, Ran so fits your personality Hart :)

.......dhole

Isis Rushdan said...

Love the image. Great choice. Sorry I'm late making rounds on the hop.