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!!!
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.
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!!!