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Norse Mythology: Völuspá in Modern English

Völuspá, or The Wise-Woman’s Prophecy, is an Eddic poem found at the beginning of the Codex Regius. The poem is narrated by a volva (wise-woman) who is consulted by Odin, and ends with her prophecy of Ragnarok. I ask the holy races, Heimdall’s … Continue reading

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Review of “Thor: Ragnarok” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A The death of Thor’s father, Odin (Anthony “Hannibal” Hopkins), the ruler of Asgard, which is triggered by Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the god of mischief, releases Hela, goddess of death (Cate “Galadriel” Blanchett) who takes over … Continue reading

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