I also love the fact that when we look upon Her face we see the same image that our ancestors saw over a thousand years ago, and by the same measure our descendants will look upon Her face and know that it was the image that we saw !
" Mundilferi is he who began the Moon,
and fathered the flaming Sun. "
" The Sun, the sister of the Moon, from the south,
Her right hand cast over heaven' s rim,
No knowledge had She where Her home should be ".....
All hail the " Warmest of the Goddesses " !
On the 27th I also honor Kvasir the Wise. Kvasir is without a doubt the strangest of all the Gods. When the Vanir and the Aesir decided to make peace after the Aesir - Vanir War they sealed the treaty by each one of the Gods spitting into a vat. The Gods decided that this spittle was too valuable to let go to waste so they made of it a man. Kvasir was so wise and knowledgeable that there was not a question that could be asked of him that he could not answer. Kvasir traveled around the worlds spreading his knowledge and wisdom. However, when he visited the realm of the Dwarves he met two Dwarves named Fjalar and Gjalar who murdered Kvasir. The Dwarves then mixed his blood with honey and made the Mead of Poetry, which when ingested makes the drinker a poet or a scholar.
Suttung is given the Mead of Poetry by the Dwarves as compensation for the deaths of his parents who were killed by Fjalar and Gjalar. Later of course Odin tricks the Giant Baugi, Suttung' s brother, into helping him steal the Mead of Poetry. Odin then flies back to Asgard and spits the Mead of Poetry into a large vat. Some was spilled by Odin but that is called the bad poet's share.
There is one other short story about Kvasir that takes place when the Aesir are trying to capture Loki. Loki had hidden himself on a mountain and had built himself a dwelling with doors that faced out in all directions so he could see those who might try to capture him. Loki liked to change himself into the form of a salmon and swim below a waterfall near his dwelling. One day Loki decided to figure out the way he could be captured, and weaved himself the very first net to ensnare fish. Not wanting anyone else to see what he had made he quickly burned it in his fire. When the Gods came upon Loki' s dwelling it was only Kvasir who was wise enough to understand what the burned remnants in the fire were. He had the Aesir make a net just like it and they captured Loki.
All Hail the God made of the Gods, by the Gods . All Hail Kvasir !