As part of the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. I’m posting about my Valkyrie world. I will try to present elements of the world without being too spoilerific 😉
So today is the letter C which stands for CREATURES.
Within the world of the Valkyrie series I’ve used a number of different creatures. Bear in mind that I have taken a tiny bit of artistic licence in using the Norse mythological creatures in Bryn’s world.
Hugin and Munin are Odin’s two ravens. Hugin means ‘thought’ and Munin translated to ‘memory’. They are devoted to the All-Father and can be found scouring the globe for information to take back to Odin. So Odin will probably win every game of Trivial Pursuit he plays cos his general knowledge will be out of this world.
Geri & Freki ar Odin’s two wolves who follow him everywhere her goes. They protect him, keep him company and will even kill for him. Both their names means ‘ravenous’ or ‘greedy’ and they have the power of glamor, to make themselves invisible so that they don’t always freak people out. So if you see Odin, don’t make any sudden moves. Chances are Geri and Freki will make mincemeat out of you. 😉
Sleipnir is Odins’s steed, his personal means of transport. The strangest part of Sleipnir’s birth is that he is the son of Loki. The story goes that the gods made a bet with a builder, and believing he is sure to win because of his special horse, Svaðilfari, who helped him construct buildings really fast. Loki took it upon himself to ensure the horse did not complet the task in time. As part of his attempt to distract Svaðilfari, Loki turned himself into a female horse and ran into the woods. Svaðilfari gave chase and Loki kept him entertained. Said entertainment resulted in the birth of Sleipnir. So Loki is the only male god to have given birth to his own child.
Heidrun is the hardworking goat of Valhalla who produces the delicious and regenerative Mead for the warriors of Asgard. Bryn has taken a liking to the Mead and would likely find herself addicted to the stuff given half a chance.
If you want to know a little more about Bryn’s world, check back tomorrow for the letter D for Dwarfs
For the rest of the alphabet see below:
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