✎✎✎ Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage
She looked just like Eve. Accompanied Tata to Northumbria when she married Edwin. That being said, Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage Ericson only seemed to live about 50 years, as did his father Eric the Red Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage him, so it isn't entirely out of the realm Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage possibility that twenty-something was middle aged, which would make the Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage mj earth song much Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage odd. Baptized Peada and sent missionaries to Mercia and Personal Narrative: My Roles In The Hydrosphere. It must, however, be an ancient legend; Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage the hero Hedin belongs to one of the old Germanic Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage races, Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage the minstrel Deor is a dependent of the Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage in the Old English poem to which reference will be Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage later. Also, Sigurd And Brynhild And Double Marriage Why Do Zoos Violate Animal Rights a womanizer, uh, and manizer? TIW —god; corresponds to Tyr of Norse mythology.
Exploring Norse Mythology: The Saga of the Volsungs
Some scientists consider Killer Whales to be on par with Chimpanzees as far as intelligence goes, and you'll see in the article words like "Culture" thrown around. This is because we can't explain by any measurable scientific evidence why three populations, without significant genetic differences, have found such startlingly different ways to live, and not just live, but pass on their method of successful living through generations. These populations have distinct dialects, and distinct lifestyles. And what other animal, with startlingly few genetic differences, exists in distinct populations with distinct dialects, passing on those distinctions to their offspring for generations?
I've said it for years, and I'll keep saying it, not because I'm a tree-hugger or some crazed environmentalist, but because of studies like these that come out every so often and don't get the attention they should. Humans are animals, and the more research we do, the more I believe that we'll find ourselves less unique within the animal kingdom. The brain of a Killer Whale is 15 lbs. They're highly social animals, capable of learning, interested in interacting , and inquisitive. They are also, taking into account the incredibly different environment in which they thrive and the lack of opposable thumbs, not all that different from us. One of the questions the article asks is whether Killer Whales, as intelligent as they are, could be capable of intentionally killing a trainer.
Obviously we have no scientific way to know this, just as we have know way of knowing if a man murdered someone purposefully or not. That the question is even being asked at all is kind of a testament to the level of intelligence exhibited by these animals. Have you ever heard someone wonder if the tiger that attacked Roy did it on purpose, to lash out at the man who had been its trainer? It isn't exactly a common refrain. In my reading, the only other animal non-ape, mind you that has been accorded that level of consciousness is the elephant. The idea that animals might be capable of vengeance or the purposeful intent to kill a person which whom a relationship has been built is shocking.
But so is murder. Just because we have no way to measure it, does it mean it isn't possible? Just because we have no way of communicating effectively across the species divide, does it mean that we are the only animals capable of experiencing the things that we experience? Capable of thinking the things we think? I'm inclined to think that it just means our understanding is too limited. And that's another thing that isn't really measurable by science, but we all know it exists in varying degrees.
Sometimes we forget that science is just a method of observing the universe, not the entirety of the universe itself. Labels: science , writing. Wednesday, March 17, Drunk at First Sight! Head over to his blog and check out the other participants! I just wrote this scene new, because my other scenes didn't really seem to fit the bill, and I'm not totally happy with how this one came out either, but at least it involves St.
Patrick's Day and a bar and alcohol and relationships! I wish I'd had the space to get Adam a bit drunker, all the same. Adam should have known better than to go to the bar on today of all days. Patrick's Day. He elbowed his way through the men and women packed in the pub to the bar and when shouting didn't work, placed his order directly into the bartender's mind instead. It was only cheating a little bit, and it wasn't as if Eve were around to notice, nor would the man himself know the difference in the uproar. He clenched his teeth and tried to keep his hands from balling into fists. The last thing he needed was a temptation to start throwing punches. Getting himself knocked out would hardly be anything Eve could miss, even from America, and God forbid she be half-balanced on a ladder in that thrice-damned shop of her parents if he lost consciousness and hers went with it.
Thor would have a field day punishing him for the resultant injuries. A glass of whiskey slid down the smooth wood into his hand, and he dropped several large bills onto the bar, tapping the counter with an implicit "keep them coming" gesture, before knocking back the alcohol. He hadn't had nearly enough to drink on the plane, and St. Patrick's day or not, he was determined to get himself plastered enough that he wouldn't care that the woman he took to bed with him wasn't Eve. At least there would be a wide selection to choose from. He grimaced at the burn in the back of his throat. Patrick's day always meant cheaper liquor.
Everyone was too drunk to notice the difference, and bars made a killing by taking advantage of it. The money disappeared from the counter and a bottle replaced it with a dull thunk. The bartender had bright red hair, and narrow green eyes. Adam glared at him when he smirked. If he was pretending, he did a damn good job of it. Adam filled his glass and drank it down. The burn was much more pleasant, smooth and clean. She looked just like Eve. He checked the proof on the bottle, but he knew he hadn't had enough to drink to hallucinate. Not yet. The woman met his eyes and smiled, and all resemblance to Eve vanished in the curve of her mouth and a flash of gold in her eyes.
It had to be some trick of the gods. Had they sent someone to Eve, too? Someone who resembled him just enough to make her look twice? He poured another glass and slugged it down. The gods could keep their look-a-likes. He wasn't going to accept substitutes, or if he did, he wanted them to remind him as little of what he'd lost as possible. She's better off going home with you.
Sometimes she even listens, but you--" He shrugged. Even her fingers were shaped like Eve's. He swallowed the whiskey and kept his eyes on the bottle. We're all just amusement for some higher power, hoping to see how twisted he can make us before we break. He looked up at his name, his stomach lurching at the sound of it. Her dark hair rippled and became gold, her eyes changing from green to the amber of honey. And perhaps something more. Satisfaction for the pain you've suffered by godly hands. She was certainly beautiful, and now that she no longer held Eve's form, nothing at all like her. She smelled like honey, too. Or maybe like mead. Whatever it was, he wanted it, though part of him knew it was because she meant him to. He should know that name, but at the moment he couldn't bring it to mind.
Somewhere in the distance, masked by the dull roar of the other patrons, Adam heard the barman chuckle, and then the room flooded with gold and he heard nothing more. Maybe I am a loser for not participating, or at least a killjoy, but my vacation from writing got right in the way of this blogfest participation because we all know I'm a wait-until-the-last-minute kind of person. Oh, or maybe we don't all know! But you do now! However, I'd like to point out an awesomely interesting link that I stumbled across via Aardvarchaeology. I tweeted it, but I think it definitely deserves it's own post, because it is a really cool find.
An old mass grave, previously dated wrongly as Roman has been determined to be Viking instead! I don't know if it's interesting to you, but I thought it was fascinating that this so-called raiding party was made up mostly of young men and older teens. Maybe it's romantic of me, but I always pictured Viking raiders to be a bit longer in the tooth-- older grizzled men, with years of raiding under their belts. Of course, then we have the story of Leif Ericson, who managed to get a ship of his own in his thirties, and go out a-wandering. So maybe it isn't all that odd that the older men had established homes and lands for themselves and left the raiding to the younger and more impetuous, or a few men in their 30s got together to lead a group of younger men.
That being said, Leif Ericson only seemed to live about 50 years, as did his father Eric the Red before him, so it isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility that twenty-something was middle aged, which would make the younger raiders much less odd. It also begs the question, how young did they start boys raiding and pillaging? I need to do more reading A mass grave of vikings strikes me as unusual altogether, though. Generally speaking, I was under the impression that raiding worked out, on the whole, quite positively for the vikings engaging in it. Positively enough to be a staple of the culture, at least, and if they were losing 50 men to raids with frequency, that would have thinned out their ranks, and perhaps made people less interested in going off on that kind of adventure.
If reading the Saga of the Volsungs has taught me one thing though, it is that the Viking culture of reputation, honor, and glory, is not one which I can easily wrap my mind around, and what I think is a reasonable response has nothing to do with what the Old Norse people would have said or done. So take my conjecture here only as food for thought. When I have a better understanding, perhaps I'll revisit the topic. In the meantime, I'll be anxiously waiting to hear if these 51 vikings are related to some historic event!
And don't forget that Drunk At First Sight is coming tomorrow! Monday, March 15, Misc. Tomorrow we're talking Vikings. Be here or be square Also: What the heck, Texas? You're really going after Thomas Jefferson?! And a very poorly scanned Thor, take two. I'm proud of the feathers. Pose stolen unashamedly from Olivier Coipel. Sorry it's so blurry.
Labels: Norse , Thor. Sunday, March 14, A Writing Break. I took this weekend off from writing, which is a lot easier to say than to do, I have to admit. It's been pretty refreshing though, and I'm glad I did it. Hopefully I will be able to go back to the things I'm working on with fresh eyes Monday and way fewer crazy-laptop-out-the-window feelings. In order to keep myself from opening word documents or jotting down notes in notebooks, I decided to do some sketching.
I haven't done any in about two years, and lately I've been in the mood to draw. At least it kept my hands busy and my brain off writing! Unfortunately, I'm not a very good artist. I can only draw something if I have something to look at, preferably someone else's art, and even then I'm not all that fabulous, but at least it's recognizable. I was pretty surprised at how quickly I got my hand back. Now, I give you the anticlimactic reveal! I know you're all dying to know what I've been reading since I started keeping track for the first time ever, this year. It isn't anything all that exciting or unexpected, I think, but I promised I'd update, so I'm updating!
It made it very inconvenient to find a good place to put the book down, and I'm kind of a compulsive reader, so that was problematic for me. The story itself was good, I think it was just a slow build up, and the stuff I was REALLY interested in was all at the end, and then the book was over, so that was kind of sad. It had some awesome moments, for sure, and it was necessary for me to read it, all things considered. I think my feelings on that have already been made clear. The latter three I still loved, but my interest in devouring the books waned a bit.
I think because of the shift into American History. As a citizen of the United States, I really don't have a lot of interest in American history. Sometimes I feel guilty about that, but I'd rather read something about Canadian or Australian history than American, if I'm going to read something colonial, and I was fascinated by the settings of Scotland and France, earlier in the series, though my passion is really for much much earlier history. I wouldn't have even picked these books up if my sister hadn't literally forced the first book into my hands at the bookstore. She so rarely reads fiction at all that when she does get into a series, it's a better than good chance it's good.
I'm definitely anxious to get my hands on the latest, but I'm going to wait for the paperback because I'm cheap. I also Beta-ed a book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I love the dialogue of revision-work, and really any excuse to discuss good books and good characters, which Beta-ing provides! February: Books of Percy Jackson. I'm waiting for the fifth to come out in paperback, again, because I'm cheap.
Also, I like all the books in a series to line up neatly on my bookshelf, and hardcovers do not fit well among paperbacks! I can't be the only one who feels this way? It may seem kind of an awkward time for this, but since I'm apparently incapable of doing a monthly round-up, I figured I might as well put it out there while I'm percolating on some other more interesting blogposts for your entertainment. March books will come to you in the next one of these posts I put together. Probably in April or May, unless I get my act together before then. March has seen me take a break from novels and start playing with some short stories. Mostly because getting into Theseus's head, and figuring out how I want to revise Helen is driving me somewhat demented, so I needed a procrastination tool.
I've also been struck by some Shiny New Ideas which are distracting me from the focus required and resulted in my spending a lot of time researching unrelated topics Sigurd and Brynhild, Samson and Delilah that I otherwise would have spent rewriting and editing. Part of my problem with Helen, I think, is that I'm lacking that critical first response to the book. I like to get a feel for the interests, and know if I'm boring people. In depicting Aidan and Hild with such great warmth—even though they supported the Brittonic method of calculating the date of Easter—his intention was perhaps to highlight certain principles for his weak-willed contemporaries.
Despite these caveats, it is impossible not to be fond of him—his straightforward style, attentiveness to and delight in his material, and the integrity that nonetheless shines through. With hindsight, his concerns about the substandard defence of the British Isles could almost seem prophetic: in Lindisfarne was plundered by Danish Vikings, and from then on there was no let-up. According to Bede, Begu saw angels accompanying Hild on her ascent to heaven. Frequent travels to Rome; accompanied by Wilfrid on his first visit; brought back books, relics, art, and European craftsmen. Established the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow , both built of stone, which became leading European centres of scholarship and culture.
His monastic rule was Benedictine, compiled from seventeen monasteries he had visited. On his deathbed, he requested that his people should observe his rule, should not split up his library and should not elect his brother as his successor. Established Monte Cassino monastery, between Rome and Naples. Compiled Regula Benedicti The Rule of Benedict , a guide for monastic life, which became dominant in the early Middle Ages, emphasizing moderation, obedience, regularity and community within the monastery. The flexibility of the Benedictine communities contributed to their monasteries becoming centres of learning, agriculture, care for the needy, and the development of medicines. BEUNO —d. Founded a monastery at Clynnog Fawr, Lleyn peninsula of Gwynedd.
Stayed with the West Saxons from ; Bishop of Dorchester —; baptized King Cynegils and his family; founded churches in and around Dorchester, Winchester. BOSA —d. Consecrated bishop by Theodor when Wilfrid was banished from Northumbria and his diocese of York was divided. Led a bloody and ultimately unsuccessful campaign against occupying Roman troops. Status of a bishop in the early Irish church possibly inadvertently consecrated bishop by Bishop Ibor. Saint—perhaps a Christian rendition of the pagan triple goddess: bard, healer, smith. Resisted the Roman invaders, was handed over to them by his former ally Cartimandua; taken to Rome, pardoned and allowed to stay there. Entered an alliance with the invading Romans.
Cast off her husband and married her swordbearer; her ex-husband turned against her and Roman domination, and Cartimandua had to ask the Romans for protection. She handed over her former ally Caradoc to the Roman invaders. CEARL —c. Mercia was possibly run by many sub-kings in his day. CEDD —c. Interpreter at the Synod of Whitby. King of Wessex to c. His second wife, Seaxburh, reigned for one year after his death. CHAD —d. Succeeded his brother Cedd as abbot of Lastingham. Chad then became the first bishop of Lichfield, Mercia, and was given land by King Wulfhere. Ascetic and humble. His two speeches in The Song of Hild are referenced from Bede. Conflict would seem to have broken out at the monastic community: the Irish monks undertook missionary trips during the summer and upon their return expected to have their share of the harvest foods brought in by the monks who had stayed and worked the fields.
Converted the Pict king, Brude; established two churches in Inverness. Ecclesiastical leader of the Irish realms in present-day northern England and western Scotland. Extremely learned man; three surviving hymns, rendered in Latin, may be attributable to him. By many days of prayer and fast, he helped Cedd expel the spirits from Lastingham before they built the monastery. Founded the Castor monastery in present-day Northamptonshire; succeeded as abbess by her sister Cyneswid. King Oswald stood sponsor at his baptism. Illiterate herdsman who, by heavenly grace, received the gift of poetry composition.
Passages from the Holy Scriptures were read to him and he would thereafter, according to Bede, turn them into beautiful verse, translated into the language of his native people, in words expressive of the praise of God—which must have been of great benefit to the missionary work. Together with Penda, defeated King Edwin of Northumbria at the battle of Hatfield October 12, , and thereafter rampaged through the land. Killed Osric, king of Deira; later killed Eanfred, king of Bernicia, when he sought peace. DAVID —d. Lived a highly ascetic life; possibly founder of Glastonbury and monasteries in Cornwall and Brittany, but very little is known.
Considered the greatest Welsh saint. Saint, as Edburh of Bicester. Hild]; surrendered to Penda at the battle of Hatfield and was held prisoner in Mercia ? King Oswy of Bernicia Patron of Wilfrid; supported Roman Church usage. In exile after the battle at the River Idle Baptized, but as king of Bernicia — reverted to paganism. Not a given name; means a watcher of wealth, lover of possessions, hoarder of riches, coveter of gold. It is not known where and when or who composed the poem, and there are numerous theories as to its meaning—one being that it is a riddle and the listeners have to guess who it is about. EBBA —d. Coldingham burnt down , by all accounts due to fire sent from heaven because the nuns were more concerned with weaving fine cloth than with praying and watching.
Once Wilfrid had been released and his relics had been returned to him, Ermenburh recovered her health. King of the East Angles; [king until ; m. Killed, along with Sigebert, in battle against Penda; [buried by the victor Penda alongside Sigebert in the ship burial at Sutton Hoo]. King of Kent — Cwenburh, princess from Mercia, and Tata Edelberg from Kent. Possibly brought up by the king of Gwynedd. King of the Northumbrians — Expanded the kingdom westwards, wiped out Elmet.
Baptized by Paulinus—the first king of the Northumbrians to accept baptism—in the newly-built wooden church of Saint Peter in York. Had a large entourage and practised Roman splendour. This play is probably one of the great examples to support the fact. In the end, she experienced a recognition and decided to leave Torvald to find her self out on her. These will be discussed below. The two stories, 'The word Love and Arranged Marriage' and 'Silver Pavement and Golden Roof' are similar in the sense that the writer intelligently creates stereotypes out of the characters in both stories.
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