A folkstory of Gotland: Tor’s Journey to Östergarnsholm:


One night the owner of Hvidfelder farm laid in his bed asleep. He waited for the net he had sat out to fill up with fish. Then the door opened gently and Tor came in. The Hvidfeller-farmer woke up and sat bewildered in his bed. He was always brave and cool, but this was something you didn’t see everyday! Tor noticed his bewilderment, greeted him calmly and started to talk to him about the fishing. Soon the tension had gone, and Tor asked the farmer to row him over to Östergarnsholm.
“No”, said the farmer, “the wind is getting worse and you can’t steer and row at the same time.” “You just steer, so shall I row,” answered Tor. And so they went to Östergarnsholm, and even though the farmer had been there many times before, he never made the journey faster. When they reached land, Tor said that Hvidfeller should row out a bit in the water “for safety reasons” and wait there. Then Tor walked up the hill and suddenly he met a great Giant. That meeting became a violent battle, but in the end the Giant got such a blow that he fell unconcious to the ground. Before he lay still however, he managed to kick Tor on his leg, but Tor didn’t notice. Then the Hvidfeller-farmer rowed ashore to pick Tor up, and when he jumped into the boat he said: “Did you see who won?” “Yes”, said the Hvidfeller, “but I also saw who got the last kick! “You just wait,” said Tor, and he went right up to the fallen Giant and beat him to death!When they were back home, Tor thanked the farmer for all his help,but said that he had nothing with which to pay him. But he would not go unrewarded. Tor left the beach and disappeared up to Torsburg. But next morning,the Hvidfeller found all his nets in the best of shape, ready to use, and he got plenty of fish what day.

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Mit navn er Pieter Jansens. Jeg er Flamlænder. Flamlændere er det folk som bor i det nordlige Belgien og taler flamsk, et sprog som er tæt belægtet med hollandsk. Vi er hvad man kalder sydgermanere. Vores fortidige guder var ikke Odin og Thor, men deres varianter Woden og Donar. Jeg har været asatroene i næsten 20 år. Jeg er ikke officielt medlem af en blótgruppe, jeg foretrækker at være uafhængig. Men det betyder ikke, at jeg ikke har mine kontakter og jeg deltager fra tid til anden ved blót. Dertil er jeg hobbysmed og tegner. Mine temaer er næsten altid norsk, germansk eller keltisk mytologi. Min uafhængighed er grunden til at jeg gerne søger mine svar “off the beaten track”.

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