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The Riddles of Horn

Loki staggered through the halls of Bilskirnir with a large barrel of ale in his arms. Thor had been in a very downcast mood all morning and Loki was anxious to lighten his temperament. The sky was dark and menacing and stabbed by lightning and torrential rain, reflecting the Thunderer’s mood. Thor sat in his […]

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THE STAFF OF JORD

When the world was young and the halls of the gods newly built, the women of Bilkskirnir were preparing for the spring feast. The great kitchen seethed with activity and Sif the golden haired oversaw the work of her maids and servants. Suddenly her concentration was broken, a weary falcon fluttered through an unshuttered window […]

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BRISINGAMEN

Two fair goddesses sat close by the weaving loom, the Vanir queen and Beyla, the mead maker. Freyja frowned, concentrating on the half image of woven silk before her, eager to complete her work. Freyja hoped to have the tapestry on the wall of the ale hall before her brother returned. She sighed, ‘tapestries take […]

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How Sif got her Golden Hair

The halls of Bilskirnir resounded with laughter and merrymaking. The holy folk were gathered for the wedding of the Thunderer and Sif the fair. The radiant goddess, wise in womans wisdom, foresaw a future as secure as the oak pillars of redbeards hall, and knew true hearts gladness as the sacred vows were made. Loki […]

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THE DAUGHTERS OF SVARANG

A Tale of Thor and Loki from the Eddas By Thorskegga Thorn In ancient times when the worlds were young and Sol and Mon lived in blazing splendour in their heavenly halls, Thor and Loki would drive their thunderous goat drawn wagon along the boundaries of Middle Earth. Sparks would fly as the wain’s iron […]

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ROSKVA From the ‘Children of Asgard’ series

ROSKVA From the ‘Children of Asgard’ series by Thorskegga Thorn This series of paintings is dedicated to youngest lovers of the Norse and Anglo-Saxon Myths. Roskva is the bondswoman of the god Thor, she is the sister of Thialfi who acts as the god’s sheildbearer when he goes to fit the giants. Roskva travelled to […]

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Jord Image

EARTH From the ‘Gods of England’ Series – Thorskegga Thorn Thorskegga has started a series of paintings depicting the gods worshipped by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlers in England. Black and white versions of these pictures have been used for the covers of Thunder and the Wain. The goddess Earth appears in the Norse myths […]

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HELA From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn

HELA From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn Thorskegga has started a series of paintings depicting the gods worshipped by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlers in England. Hela is the goddess of Hel, the dismal land where the dead who are not awarded a place in the halls of Asgard will live until […]

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Moon Picture

MOON From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn Thorskegga has started a series of paintings depicting the gods worshipped by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlers in England. The pale lilac colour is silver on the original but our scanner can’t cope with it. For an explanation of the symbolism, the lady is Bil, […]

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Sun Picture

SUN From the ‘Gods of England’ series by Thorskegga Thorn Thorskegga has started a series of paintings depicting the gods worshipped by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlers in England. The mucky brown colour is gold on the original but our scanner can’t cope with it. Black and white versions of these pictures have been used […]