aesthetics edit: ragnar lothbrok x athelstan, university AU
Athelstan is a student, majoring in theology. He spends days and nights with the books until the moment he sees his new professor of Cultural Studies and Scandinavian history, Mr. Ragnar Lothbrok, and oh boy, Athelstan falls so hard for the man. Not just because of his deep voice which sounds like a thunder but also sweet like honey; not because of his gorgeous ocean-like blue eyes which Athelstan is ready to drown in. The man looks more likе a person from some small fishing village somewhere in Norway rather than a typical professor. With his emerging in Athelstan’s life, the young man has started to pray even more because - as he thinks - there is no way a good Christian can have such thoughts about another man. But at the same time, he almost melts on the spot every time Prof.Lothbrok pronounces his name during the class.
Hel is the half-dead goddess of death and rules over Helheim, the underworld where the dead dwell. She’s the daughter of Loki and Angrboða and the sister of Fenrir and Jörmungandr. Travelers to Helheim must pass by her guardian hound Garmr.
Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg. He’s the chief of the Aesir, yet he often ventures far from their kingdom, Asgard, on long, solitary wanderings throughout the cosmos. He’s a relentless seeker after and giver of wisdom, but he has little regard for communal values such as justice, fairness, or respect for law and convention. He’s the divine patron of rulers, and also of outcasts.
Loki is the trickster god of mischief. He is the son of Fárbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. By the jötunn Angrboða, Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. Loki is also the mother, by the stallion Svaðilfari of the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Loki’s relation with the gods varies by source.