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Friday, September 04, 2009

Emerging Ice Giants


Yesterday the Telegraph had a wonderful picture from BARCROFT MEDIA showing what appears to be a woman's face emerging from a glacier. To the photographer it represents Mother Nature's tears, but I saw it and immediately thought of ice giants from the Norse sagas. I seem to recall one story where certain nasty ice giants were imprisoned in ice to keep mankind and the gods safe. So one has to wonder if the original story teller had been inspired by something like this.
So why is she crying? And what are the consequences when she is finally released?
One of the things that does fascinate me is where did the saga writers get their stories and what inspired them.

1 comment:

Lacey Devlin said...

Oh I loved this photo when I saw it. I'm completely fascinated but I never made the connection with the ice giants sagas so now I'm drawn to it all over again!