Erik S. Hansen


Norse mythology, heritage, gods, history, poetry


The following is a "retelling" of the major tales of Norse mythology. It seemed that a periodical of a society devoted to heritage might well pay homage to the deepest roots of our history, to the beginnings of it al/, to the earliest records of our forefathers and foremothers, who first grappled with who they were and where they came from . The author notes that "people need to be reminded that the Norse gods were not just a bunch of unruly pagans -- they were GODS in their own day, and not only that, they were a lot like us." They made mistakes and tried to make it right again and sometimes only made it worse still. Yet, they had their moments of grace and poetry and great dreams.