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Reconstructed Norse and Celtic Cross, Jorvik, York 20.5.17.

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you can break a thing, but you cannot always afterward guide it into the shape you want

right now my computer’s in the shop, so i’m posting these links from my ipad. i’m going to try this one first and we’ll see how it works out.

anyway, this is one of the fics i wrote for the DGHDA Beginner Bang! the prompt was for a fae au, and i went a little overboard. read this for:

-Blackwing subjects who are all changelings, except for Dirk, who is a captured fae
-SO MUCH DIRK ANGST LIKE WHOA
-seriously though
-Riggins is a dick y'all
-a Norse god head over heels for him (Dirk, not Riggins)
-friendships with Mystery Squad
-some serious Dirk/Todd fluff like whoa

i will shout this from the rooftops til the cows come home specifically to see what exactly i’m shouting about, but @princessparadoxical, y'all. i can’t list her as my co-author on AO3, but like. when i’m telling my friends about the fics i’m working on, she is always referred to as my co-author or my co-pilot. so after you read this go give her lots of love, because she deserves it.

Weekend plans
  • Percy: Annabeth, hey! So I was thinking that maybe we could go watch that movie we wanted to see tonight? And tomorrow, let's go for a drive with Grover and Juniper. The beach or something and have a picnic. We haven't done that in a while. And then on Sunday, we could go to Camp. Jason and Piper are going to be there too and then we could go-
  • Annabeth: WE NEED TO GO TO THE OLD VIKING LANDS OF SCANDINAVIA THIS WEEKEND ON THIS SHIP CALLED 'THE SHIP OF THE DEAD' BECAUSE MY COUSIN NEEDS OUR HELP AND ESPECIALLY YOURS TO CALM DOWN THE ANGRY NORSE SEA GODS WHO HATE HIM SO THAT HIS QUEST TO PUT LOKI BACK IN CHAINS TO PREVENT THE END OF THE WORLD GOES SMOOTHLY.
  • Percy:
  • Percy: -or we could do that

Freya is the goddess of war, love, and fertility. She is the daughter of the sea god Njord, and sister to Frey. She has many admirers and treasures, and also knows many different powerful magics (which she taught to a select group of gods, including Odin).

She has taken an interest in the heroic dead. While many people are familiar with Valhalla, Odin’s Hall for the slain, few know about Sessrumnir, Freya’s hall. Freya always gets first pick among the dead, and so it can be argued that living in her hall is a more sought-after prize than Valhalla.

Forest Gods and Guardians

You ask Ullr to bless your hunt. You get one buck with an impressive rack. 

You ask Freyr to bless your hunt. You get a few fat does that fill your freezer, and a few skinny ones that wouldn’t have survived the winter. 

You ask Odin to bless your hunt. You get three chipmunks, some blurry photos of Bigfoot, and an old leatherbound hunting journal that had belonged to your grandfather, who disappeared in these same woods all those years ago ….

You ask Skadi to bless your hunt. The cops never find their bodies.

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Pictish, Celtic and Norse Influenced prehistoric artefacts from the Scottish Isles, The National Museum of Scotland, 24.2.17.

Rán - Goddess of storms and the drowned dead

Ran (“sea”) is the Goddess of storms and the drowned dead. She is wife to ægir, god of the ocean and king of the sea creatures. She has a net with which she tries to capture men who ventured out on the sea. The sea was also referred to as “Rán’s road”.

She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift.

   To the sky shot up the Deep’s Gledes,
   With fearful might the sea surged:
   Methinks our stems the clouds cut,-
   Rán’s Road to the moon soared upward
 - Prose Edda

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Viking Hoard of over 8 kilos of silver, the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 24.2.17. This was found in a shallow lidded pot and is thought to belong to a single person.