Tag Archive for: spirits of nature

Giants and the reliability of received mythology (from the Eddas, Snorri and Saxo)

There appear to be two main classifications of deity grouped together under the term "giant": great creative spirits, and the powerful guardians of certain localities - mountains and rivers, for instance.

The Old Gods, the Vanir and the Three Worlds

To our understanding the archaic divine forces who shaped the Living Stream when it first started flowing, continue still to shape it within the biological microcosm. The one-celled creatures and the cellular colonies which make up "higher" life forms are still controlled by these great (yet remote from us) spiritual beings and will be in their care as long as life continues on the Earth.