Obsessed with Loki? Check out these other tricksters

October 26, 2020 4 min read 3 Comments

Just about every single mythology has its own trickster. Tricksters aren't just pranksters. They possess an intense intellect or a secret knowledge that could bring everything down. They also don't obey rules or conventions. Here are some of the best.
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My AleHorn Wedding: Sam and Michael Trathen

February 24, 2020 4 min read

AleHorn's own Sam Trathen talks about how the company made her big day extra special.
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Norse Mythology: Nidhogg the Serpent

September 05, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

There are a lot of dragons in Norse mythology. Perhaps the greatest is Jormungandr, the World Serpent. The second greatest is Fafnir, who fought the great hero, Sigmund. 

But the third greatest (and relishing in his lowly position) would be Nidhogg (also called Níðhöggr)
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What Language Did the Vikings Speak?

July 02, 2019 4 min read

If you have been following this blog for a while, then you've probably read about the different translations we use to cite our sources. So, if there are translations, what was the original Viking language they were written in? Well, it's not that easy.
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Tales of Norse Mythology: The Death of Baldr

June 20, 2019 5 min read 4 Comments

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Norse Gods and Goddesses: Loki's Family

June 18, 2019 4 min read 4 Comments

So. Odin isn't Loki's real dad. And Thor isn't his real brother (sorry, Marvel). So just who is Loki's real family? We have explored his best tricks, looked into some fellow tricksters, and even spoken of his loyal wife, Sigyn. But what about the rest of Loki's family? And what is their place in Norse mythology?
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Which Eye Did Odin Lose? 9 Clarifications from Norse Myths

June 13, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

We looked at some of the most commonly asked questions about Norse mythology and have decided to provide some answers. Read on to find out more!
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The Lesser-Known Gods in Tales of Norse Mythology

June 06, 2019 4 min read

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8 Most Bad-ass Weapons in Norse Mythology

May 28, 2019 5 min read 2 Comments

Warriors need bad-ass weapons. The Vikings were bad-ass warriors. So, it stands to reason that the Vikings and the heroes and gods in their tales had some pretty sick weapons. But what were they? And what made them so awesome?
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Norse Gods and Goddesses: Týr

May 23, 2019 4 min read

Often times in polytheistic, ancient cultures, the male head of the pantheon is also the one who creates law and doles out justice. In the Norse pantheon, that would, of course, be Odin. Except it isn’t. Meet the Norse god, Týr.

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The Major Norse Gods and Goddesses

May 21, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

Is Odin's wife Freya or Frigg? And what exactly is Thor's relationship to Loki? If you have ever gotten one Norse god confused for another, we don't blame you for the mix-up. Check out our handy-dandy guide to all the major members of the Norse pantheon.
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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6: Bittersweet

May 19, 2019 5 min read

Many, many years ago when I first became obsessed with Game of Thrones... long before the TV show had been written, I remember an interview where GRRM was asked what the ending of A Song of Ice and Fire would be like.

And he said one word: bittersweet.

Read on for a discussion on how bittersweet we found this episode.

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