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In the story of Branwen, marriage arrangements and a peace treaty are settled
over a feast; Fergus is tragically distracted while feasting; and Bres is satirised by
the poet Cairbre for failing to provide lavish hospitality. THE WOOING OF ETAIN ...
Occasionally they presented a helpful aspect, and furthermore many gods had
affairs with giantesses or even married them. (For example: Freyr married Gerd, a
giants daughter; Njord married Skadi, also a giantess.) Odin himself was ...
She eventually married the sea god Njord, and the myth of this marriage tells of
the linking of a fertility deity with a representative of winter and darkness. When
the news of the death of Thjazi reached his daughter Skadi, she armed herself, ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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