Mythology, Norse and otherwise
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Fri Sep 20 00:43:44 EDT 2002
On Wed, 18 Sep 2002 17:43:40 -0700 (PDT), Ven wrote:
> this reminds me of Odin
>hanging on the tree and losing his eye. Btw did
>the Norns end up with the eye or did Dwj invent
Didn't Odin give up the eye to the Norns for the chance to gain greater
power? It's been too long since I read Norse mythology, but that's what I
vaguely remember. I do know that it was a trade--his eye was the price for
drinking from some well of endless wisdom, or something--and my sense was
that the Norns wanted it because it was the eye of a god.
We *are* reading Greek mythology right now, and strangely enough the
recommended text turned out to be the D'aulaires' collection that I read as
a child. I would never have remembered it had I not seen the illustrations,
which are distinctive. Now the kids are tired of me reminding them of all
the things Disney changed when they did "Hercules"....
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