A to Z Challenge – D is for Dwarfs

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 πŸ˜‰

So today is the letter D which stands for Dwarfs.

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.

Dwarfs

Within Bryn’s world she comes into contact with a few Dwarfs. Dwarfs live in the realm of Swartelfheim, and are best known for their ability to forge weapons and other special items for the gods.

Bryn has that opportunity to visit Swartelfheim to bring back a special goblet made by the old King. His evil wife was in control of the Kingdom, something both her sons disliked. In the Valkyrie Series, the dwarfs are short and stocky but have the ability to use glamor to hide their true features. They love drinking  and dancing, and have a penchant for stealing maidens from all the realms, elves, humans and Huldra alike.

Brisingamen

The beautiful amber stoned necklace that belongs to the goddess Freya – made for her by the dwarfs. It is called the circle of suns for its unparalled beauty and Loki made it a game to repeatedly steal the necklace from Freya.

In the Valkyrie Series, pieces of Brisingamen were found at the archealogical digsite at which Brynhildr was found. One peace was reset and given to Bryn by her father. Little did he know what trouble that would cause.

In addition, the dwarfs created Odin’s golden spear Gungnir, Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.  

If you want to know a little more about Bryn’s world, check back tomorrow for the letter E for Einherjar

For the rest of the alphabet see below:

A is for Armor |   B is for Blood  |  C is for Creatures

The Valkyrie Novels – Norse Fantasy Series

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Dead Chaos

Dead Wrath

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