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Welcome! This is a blog about literature and books that are critical to any social discourse: literary, cultural, racial, gender-based. A blog for humanists, scholars, the curious, and thinkers and thinkeresses.

"Femininity, slavery, religion, ownership, rape, magic, hatred in early medieval Iceland.

Brutal and caustic at times.

Interesting that it revolves around three goddess-figure-like women: the maiden (Bibrau, or Satan's Daughter), the mother (Katla, whose life makes me want to weep), and the crone (Thorbjörg, the wise woman of the old pagan ways).

And one of its rivalries is that between Paganism and emerging Christianity.
It's like the Scandinavian Mists of Avalon. "
The Thrall's Tale - Judith Lindbergh