Iceland, a country rich with roaring volcanoes, monolithic glaciers, icy mountains and deep fjords, has become a mecca for photographers looking to capture the raw, mystical power of its natural northern beauty. The ruggedness of and stark contrasts present in Iceland’s landscapes makes them …
Yddairi you asshat! I’m pining for the fjords
The Macclesfield Alphabet Book - folio 13v
Choose your letters, add some colour and make your own manuscript !!
This is a large mosaic I put together so make sure you click through to see it full size.
This book was likely used to show potential customers examples of decoration who were wanting illuminated manuscripts of their own.
Dated to 1475 - 1525, Origin is Norfolk, England
Images from the British Library Manuscript Website
Sól (Old Norse “Sun”) or Sunna (Old High German, and existing as an Old Norse and Icelandic synonym: see Wiktionary sunna, “Sun”) is the Sun personified in Germanic mythology. One of the two Old High German Merseburg Incantations, written in the 9th or 10th century CE, attests that Sunna…
Asked by Anonymous
I can help here, I think. To the anon:
It is possible and not crazy. It seems that mythological Thor appears often as he is described in myth, as red-haired and bearded, but that’s by no means universal, especially with Marvel Thor’s image kind of pervading every nook and cranny of the planet these days.
A good way to figure out if Thor is manifesting in your dreams (either His doing or yours - which is totally fine by the way, I got my start with Thor because I just LIKED the guy), is to set up a space for him in your home. It could be a simple altar, or just a corner of shelf with a stone or candle on it. Speak to him, offer him something (even if it’s just a glass of water), and thank him for his time. You may begin to get a sense of Him and whether you want a relationship with him to grow.
If you go on for a while and nothing is coming to you or you’re still struggling, you can seek divination from a reliable source. If you ever need a recommendation, I’d be happy to float you some names.
Good luck, anon, and remember: you can build a relationship with a deity whether They have approached you first or not. Thor is AWESOME, and a good friend to have. If you are finding comfort in the thought that it’s Him who is coming to you, then just go for it. Even if you’re wrong, He’s a great god to get to know.
This is a mini-series within COSMOS called “Phases.” From left to right, top to bottom: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent
COSMOS is on view at WWA Gallery till November 9th.