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Post by Corannhena on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:51 am

I once asked Loki something like "
if people expect 'scary' [when they encounter you] then they'd get 'scary'?"
and he was like yep. P sure it was the same idea with the aforementioned Fenrir horsing.
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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by ToriKitt on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:58 pm

I love that the discussion went where it did, because all of what y'all just said is basically my exact thoughts on it. And just a good cautionary tale for trying to be open-minded when looking to interact with spiritual beings -- or really anyone, but especially ones that are already hard to wrap one's head around.

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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by Lokakisa on Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:36 am

So true. It's annoying when people are like "
don't mess with So-and-So,"
giving the wrong impression. Pagans shouldn't be demonizing their own gods, the other religions do that enough already.

It seems like, in Europe anyway, wolves got a bad rap. They were dangerous, they were predators of their flocks, and they were competition for hunting. I believe they were given a healthy respect though, and all the wolf-stories that have come down to us were probably a mix of metaphors and teaching and entertainment. I suspect a lot of modern influence has sullied views on wolves (and subsequently the wolf immortals), considering the constant fight by environmentalists to get them protected in America. (I'm not sure of the plight of wolves in other countries)

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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by Lokakisa on Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:47 am

You might find this interesting:
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/beasts.shtml
Scroll down to the part about wolves, to see the negative connotations.

Also here is something about the various dogs they had:
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vik_pets.shtml#Dogs
I had no idea there were so many!
(above that section is about cats if you are curious - this is where I found the word "
kisa"
)

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Post by journeyintoinsanity on Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:03 pm

Sigh... Wolves always get the sandy end of the lollipop. I think I need to write a blog post about the good side of wolves. They aren't all just fangs and snarls. I guess my personal take on them is way different. I don't see them as savage, murderous beasts. I get feels about family, strength, loyalty, and protection. Both protecting and being protected.

I did have an interesting talk with my friend last evening. He kinda cringed when I mentioned Fen, Hel, and Angrboda. So I blabbed a lot of my upg about Them. I told him how I see Them. And it got through to him! He knows there's more to it all than just the stuff in the lore, but he'd never heard anyone speak highly of Them and share their experiences before. No, I didn't talk about godspousery, but I did say that I trust Them completely. And now he has stuffs to think about and ponder on. Smile
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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by ToriKitt on Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:57 pm

... sandy end of the lollipop. Sorry, that was just wonderful.

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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by journeyintoinsanity on Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:04 pm

Smile Actually, I kinda stole it from an old play and film. "
Some Like It Hot."
I love the film with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. And I saw it live on stage back in the early 90s. I love it! XD
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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by Moon Rouge on Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:44 pm

journeyintoinsanity wrote:Smile Actually, I kinda stole it from an old play and film. "
Some Like It Hot."
I love the film with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. And I saw it live on stage back in the early 90s. I love it! XD
How funny, I LOVE this movie, and just recently (like month ago) watched it for 1000 and 1 times again.
It was a movie my dad took me to see when I was 14.
I think the line was the fuzzy end of the lollipop. I'm only 90% sure....
I knew where you had it from.... I just didn't want to be a smart ass to say.
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Re: the other wolves of Norse legend

Post by journeyintoinsanity on Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:45 pm

Aaahhhh, you're right! The fuzzy end, yes!! XD
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