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Odin’s Slaying Of Frost Giant Ymir Is Reminder That Days Will Now Be Getting Longer

The Nordic God Odin had a hand in killing the Frost Giant Ymir. The picture is of Odin riding his horse who was named Sleipnir. Both Odin and Sleipnir seem to be doing well in the picture.

Here is a Random House Dictionary defintion of Odin….”god of war, poetry, knowledge, and wisdom; Wotan: the chief god.”  

Here is Ymir—“…in Norse mythology, primeval giant and progenitor of a race of giants. Odin and his brothers slew Ymir; from his skull they fashioned the sky, from his flesh the earth, from his bones the mountains, and from his blood the sea.”

Here is more information on Odin.

Here is more information on Ymir.

Here is information on Sleipnir.

Here is information on Norse Mythology.

Killing a frost giant is also a reminder that with the Winter Solstice now behind us, the days will be getting longer. That is good news. Before you realize, it will be spring and summer.

Here is information about the winter solstice.

Below is a picture of ice and winter. Seen this way it is very nice. Still, spring and summer are best in my view.


December 22, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. the winters are warmer now that the planet is in peril. i can say there is a positive side to the global warming afterall in usually hell frozen over ohio in december the high tomorrow 57. i think the birds quit migrating and the bugs never die now. i saw tons of birds today and moths at my porch light. not common in decembers of yesterday.

    Comment by bill brady | December 22, 2007

  2. I’ve just finished a novel by British writer David Mitchell called _Cloud Atlas_. It is quite good. I recommend it highly.

    Comment by Jeff | December 22, 2007

  3. Bill–Right you are.

    Jeff–Thanks for the suggestion.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 22, 2007

  4. The shortest day of the year is always my favorite. It signals the gradual return of light. Cold is one thing, darkness quite another.

    The people in shorts were swarming yesterday.

    Comment by newton | December 23, 2007

  5. Newton—Global warming will make for plenty of warmer dark days.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 23, 2007

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