whins and ling of the waste."
-Poul Anderson, War Of The Gods (Tor, New York, 1999), p. 182.
"...she and her one tirewoman..." (p. 183)
"Out from a fjord glided three longships." (ibid.)
Yes, I know what a fjord is but what is it exactly?
"...the sail slatted each time she came about." (p. 184)
"Gauging wind and seas, shouting orders, working the tiller with the strength of a wisent and the cunning of a wolf, [Hadding] became the soul of the ship." (p. 184)
When we drive a car, we become the car. Hadding, the incarnate sea god, is the perfect steersman. His wife, Ragnhild, won from a giant, sees that he has more joy in steering than in sex. People know that he is eerie. How long before his real nature is revealed? It is "revealed" when his life becomes "...a myth..." (p. 301), then a novel by Poul Anderson.