Today is THE Norse gods BLOGFEST... In honor or my cyber sis, SIV Ottem's birthday and her new release, Secrets of the Ash Tree, she is has created this blogfest....
So first HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIS!!!!!!! I'd also like to inform you all that it happens to be another blogger buddy's birthday, too... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROLAND!!!!!!
Also, today, our NINJA CAPTAIN, ALEX is hosting a bang up event, so make sure your drop by there to help celebrate. Not to mention all of us who are part of the fest.....
I decided that I truly related to one Norse god in particular. Baldr- son of Odin. I chose Baldr because of what he represented. As the god of light and peace, he was noted for his inner beauty and sweet nature. He was loved for his kindness and caring of all creatures.
Sadly though, his life ended tragically ... like most in Norse Mythology. He and his mother, Frigg had a premonition of his death in their dreams. Distraught, Frigg traveled throughout the lands and had all the creatures great and small in all walks of life promise they would never do harm to her son. Only one refused: the mistletoe. She didn't stress too much, because what harm could mistletoe possibly be. Right? Enter, Loki, god of mischief.
Through Loki's treachery he found out that the mistletoe hadn't vowed. Loki blended the mistletoe into an arrow and tricked Baldr's brother, Hohr, into shooting it at Baldr. He was killed instantly. This act was the first to trigger the battle of Ragnarok... the beginning to the end of their magical world.
Thanks for joining me today for the FEST... I hope you get a chance to visit the other sites .... HAVE a blast on this very special HUMP day!