saga of swamp thing


Places in Norse Myth- [2//?] Fensalir

Fensalir is the hall of the goddess Frigg, chief among the Ásynjur. The name means “fen halls” or “swamp halls” in Old Norse. Fensalir is attested in the Poetic Edda, in Völuspá (quoted above) and the Prose Edda, in Gylfaginning, wherein Snorri describes the hall as “splendid.” Whether this was a true facet of Fensalir or whether Snorri knew nothing other than the name and needed an empty embellishment, we cannot know. Several 19th century scholars believe Fensalir’s etymology denotes not a swampy area but rather a wet, sea-side atmosphere, making Frigg a water goddess. Some others believe that Frigg and Sága are the same goddess, and their names and the names of their halls are simply interchangeable forms, for use of alliteration in lines of Eddic poetry.

Hello everyone!

There are a lot of new friends (welcome to hell) so I’m gonna do a quick rundown of fun facts about Ajax:
1. Books I’m reading: (I’m an animal, so a lot) The Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
1 ½. Favorite books: (necessary category) House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, The Awakening by Kate Chopin and a lot of others
2. Last movie I watched: Arrival
3. Last record I listened to: Songs:Ohia and Angel Olsen
4. Last time I cried: at the airport reading Between the World and Me
5. My favorite poem: literally WS Merwin’s entire Book of Fables
6. My favorite Star Wars EU character: I have strong Mother Talzin feelings
Things you didn’t wanna know! Love you bye

Written by Alan Moore
Art by Stephen Bissette, Dan Day and John Totleben
Cover by Stephen Bissett and John Totleben
Writer Alan Moore’s seminal horror series is now published in hardcover for the very first time – including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, in which Moore wraps up the previous storyline and sets the stage for the groundbreaking tales that were to come. Collecting SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20-27, this first volume features the stories that put Moore on the comics map in the 1980s thanks to his unique narrative style and deconstructive storytelling. Created by a freak accident, Swamp Thing believed he was once scientist Alec Holland – but when he discoveres his true nature, it shatters his universe and sends him on a path of discovery and adventure.
Featuring the art of Stephen Bissette and John Totleben, this groundbreaking work features mind-blowing, genre-defying stories starring the rich, complex character that Neil Gaiman called “The No. 1 New Classic Monster” in Entertainment Weekly.
Advance solicited; on sale February 11 * 208 pg, FC $24.99 US * MATURE READERS