Is NaNoWriMo a good thing? Go weight in on my Fictorians post!

Give your input over here: NaNoWriMo – Is it a good thing or a bad thing? (Debate)

Have a good Thors-day? (Thursday)

Thursday is named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. As you may have seen via recent media, namely the movie that is coming out that bears his name, Thor is well known for his giant hammer, Mjolnir. This hammer had the ability to return to Thor’s hand when thrown. Even with all his strength, […]

Happy Wōden’s Day! (Wednesday)

Nearing the end of my “Gods of the week” series, we reach Wōden’s Day. Wōden is the Old English equivalent to the Norse god Odin. Both gain their origins from the Roman god Mercury. Mercury is the god of trade and was a messenger among the gods. His appearance was very close to that of […]

Happy Mars/Tiwesdæg (Tuesday)!

Continuing with my look at the gods as we approach the holidays, today we look at Mars. (Mars was translated into Tiw in Old English.) Mars is the Roman god of war and was worshipped by the soldiers of the time. Among the order of gods, only Jupiter was more powerful than He. While his […]

Happy Selene/Moon-Day (Monday)

Monday gets its name from the old English Mōnandæg, or Moon day. The Greek Goddess of the moon is Selene, or Luna to the Romans. She is depicted as a beautiful woman with long black hair. She rides across the sky in a silver chariot that is pulled by either a pair of horses, a […]

Happy Sunne-day! (Sunday)

Sunday, named for the Norse goddess Sunne (or Sunna) also known as Sól. Sunne rides across the sky in her chariot pulled by the horses Allsvinn and Arvak (meaning “Very Fast” and “Early Rising”.) Sunne is said to be pursued by a wolf named Skoll. Eclipses are said to be the cause of the wolf […]

Happy Saturn Day (Saturday)

Of all the days of the week, Saturday is the only one that maintains its Roman origin. Saturday is named after Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture and harvest. Saturn’s influence can be seen in Roman lore as a golden age, or time of abundance, among men. According to Wikipedia: In the Roman tradition, in […]

Happy Freya-Day! (Friday) (If you’re Christian, read at your own risk. :)

Since we’re getting close to a holiday that many use to remember their god, I figure I would do the same. While I hope that you may feel His noodly appendages bless your life with yummy pasta goodness, let us look at some older gods. Friday was named after Freya, the Norse goddess of sex, […]

World Fantasy – Day 2-4

Day one was fine, but after getting no sleep… the rest of the time pretty much killed me.  I like my 8 hours of sleep per night! 😛 The panels were mostly awesome.  There were a couple that made me wonder about the panelists.  I think a few authors felt that their way was the […]

World Fantasy Day 1

World Fantasy was awesome today, and it wasn’t even the first full day.  I met a lot of really interesting people: writers, aspiring authors, publishers, people who just showed us because it looked fun.  The panels were really interesting as well.  There was one about Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on modern writing, which was interesting.  […]