|Selected Norse Myths
Author: Violette Lokasister PM
Mostly for informational purposed for my friend. I'd appreciate it if there were no comments. These are my writings, but no, I do not own Norse myths.Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 19 - Words: 33,394 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-25-12 - Published: 05-17-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3023375
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I'm going to try and make the rewrites of Norse myths as clear as I can while eliminating some of the stories that do not have any significance towards Loki. The only stories I will put up will be those to do specifically with Loki by the Eddas. The creation of the Nine Worlds, however, will be kept as basic knowledge.
To make it simpler within the text, I will include a list of characters/places/events/etc. referenced to or taking part in the chapter, so as to reduce the need of having to describe characters' positions continuously throughout the stories, which can make it all very confusing. Along with the characters listed, I will also tell their roles and any other important details to their person.
This is a simplified version of the Norse myths so though the myths belong to no one, my writings do belong to me so stay off if I didn't specifically invite you.
Nathan, I'll try to update Eimyria's telling of the Nine Realms soon but you really don't have to read this unless you're missing some detail from the Norse myths.
Joseph, don't you dare touch any of the other stories. It's all probably going to make you more confused than you already are. Seriously, you need to know a lot more about Loki than "he's a Trickster" to start in on Eimyria. And Sirius is a totally different pantheon. Again, you're going to be stuck here for a long time just learning this stuff and at this point I am so not going to let you drop it. The challenge has been accepted.
On to what I am going to say: I will try to make these stories as interesting as possible but some of them are going to be pretty much detail upon detail like in the creation story. Once you get past the more droning-on chapters it gets more exciting, like, the chapter after the creation story will have a war and some rape in it. You just have to get through the boring facts first. However, they don't need to be boring, and by that I mean daydream. Just because you're reading something doesn't mean you can't picture it in your mind. If you get good enough at that, it doesn't even feel like reading, it's like watching T.V in your mind and you get the picture the places and people however you like. It's like, if I said "In the middle of the graveyard there grew a lone violet" you should be able to picture in your mind some desolate graveyard and in the center, surrounded by grave markers, there is a deep purple violet, all in your mind. And then you can add more to it to make the scene, and once you can see it, get past the fact that you're just looking at words on paper, you can actually feel the emotions of the characters, and of the setting. That's why we learn in English how authors use tone and style. It's to set the mood and you can pick up on it and feel it and see the scene, but you have to live it to get it. Don't think of it as just some person's random story just to entertain people, think of it as the author's thoughts and beliefs and emotions. Once you can understand what the author is presenting in the story you can really feel everything in the story. I can't say that the Norse myths will really present such an opportunity, but hopefully you get it someday.
I mean, there are other ways to read writing, too. You don't have to keep it strictly in prose like how it's presented. I mean, I read The Communist Manifesto by taking it like a ballet since you really can't picture the bourgeois class. Really, I don't know how to describe it, but you can take words just as you can take music. It's like when you picked out the Paramore lyrics and tried to have me identify with it, stories can do the same thing. Once you can relate to a character (like you did with Loki and Netami) you can really get the story. I don't know how to explain this. Just daydream it, Joseph, that's all I know how to describe it with.
So, without further ado, the Norse Myths.