Thursday, 9 June 2016
Growing Up With Giants
the shaping and slaying of Ymir;
the binding of Garm and Fenris;
Utgard-Loki's tricks on Thor.
These stories are in the Norse myths but not celebrated by any human feasts.
Once, alone on a winter night, Hadding sees light elves, their horses bounding from horizon to horizon in a few heartbeats, and hears their horn:
"The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!" (see here)
He watches the giantess consulting a drow, which says that Hadding is not what he seems. Kraki visits and teaches Hadding about gods and weapons, how to fight and his place in Denmark. This is perfect preparation for Hadding's destiny and is also a hero myth. See also here.