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|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||4000||Drew, Wayland. The Memoirs of Alcheringia in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1984); pg. 10.|| "--Yggdrasil Radar, this is Hugin Two Nine. Over Larl at one five. Altitude nine hundred. Estimate Yggdrasil fifty-two. Over.
--Hugin Two Nine, this is Yggdrasil Radar. Fog and visibility zero.. Over.
--Request vectors, Yggdrasil.
--Maintain altitude, Hugin Two Nine. Course two six zero. Call entering Neffelheim hold. Expect approach clearance at five two. Over.
--Roger, Yggdrasil. Out. " [Many other refs. to Norse/Teutonic names, not in DB.]
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||4000||Drew, Wayland. The Memoirs of Alcheringia in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1984); pg. 38.|| "The squeaking of the cart's tires is louder than the purr of its electric motor. It travels swiftly, smoothly, through the bright tunnel, deep in the seabed, that connects Neffelheim, the southernmost island of the Yggdrasilian Archipelago, to Asgard, the central one...
He wears the blue and yellow uniform of a captain of the Biological Unit, the elite of the Engineering Corps that controls, from Neffelheim, all the technical functions of Yggdrasil. "
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||4002||Drew, Wayland. The Gaian Expedient in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1985); pg. 239.||Pg. 239: "A rainsquall swept across the three islands of the Yggdrasilian Archipelago. A brief summer flurry, it arrived without warning out of a clear sky and a tranquil sea. Its onslaught was hardly noticed in the southernmost island of Neffelheim, where parks were few and the blunt buildings housing workshops... Similarly, the squall was scarcely noted in Jotunheim, the northernmost and highest of the islands... In the central island of Asgard, however, the squall caused a flurry of consternation... "; Pg. 240: "He wore the green uniform of the Yggdrasilian novice, one of those young people undergoing the arduous five years of basic training before being posted to Neffelheim, to Jotunheim, or to the Gaian Expedient as peregrini. Above the heart was a badge bearing the great tree of Yggdrasil, its boughs stretching to heaven, its three roots held fast in earth. " [Many place names taken from Teutonic/Norse myth, throughout novel, not in DB.]|
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||4004||Drew, Wayland. The Master of Norriya in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1986); pg. 463.||Pg. 463: "'...of the hovercraft that had just returned the Master of Norriya to Asgard.
...The Master of Norriya stared at these jellyfish, rapt by their delicate beauty... Wulser, he thought, did not belong in Yggdrasil, in what was left of civilization. He belonged in the timeless fringes of the Waysts, prophesying doom... "; Pg. 468: "Scholars rarely came to Asgard now, and Yggdrasilians from Asgard and Neffelheim rarely went to Jotunheim. " [Major place names in novel come from Norse/Teutonic myth. Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||4600||Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 437.||"Vice Admiral Jessica van der Gelder stood on TFNS Thor's flag bridge, gray eyes intent as she studied the vectors... "|
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||7000||Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 291.|| "'I still do not understand,' Prospero said.
'But now I do,' Caliban said, sitting stock-still, staring straight ahead. 'Now I do. Valhalla. Grieg told Verick he was sending all the New Law robots to Valhalla. To someone living on Inferno, that is a place name. It is the place to which all New Law robots wish to escape, a hidden place as far away from human interference as possible. But Verick thought the Governor was speaking in metaphor, speaking of the old Earth legend from which the name is derived. Valhalla, the hall of the gods, where those who have died in battle will live. The afterlife. Kingdom come.' " [Also, pg. 302-303.]
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||32072||Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Bantam (1998; c. 1997); pg. 287.|| "The possible arrival of the Shiva took on the overtones of ancient myth. In his mind the final confrontation became Armageddon, Ragnarok, Dies Irae, the Fimbulwinter, the Last Trumpet. It would never happen. They would never come.
Until, suddenly, they did. "
|Teutonic paganism||galaxy||33960||Harrison, Harry. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 114.||"'...we shall be in the city of Val's Halla tomorrow...' " [On the plane of 'Bit O'Heaven; word play on 'Valhalla'. Other refs. to this city, not in DB.]|
|Teutonic paganism||God-Does-Battle||3562||Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 202.||"Pearson's colonizers had left these names alone--Brisbane, Asgard, Scott and Amundsen. By rights, Kahn thought, the Bifrost--whatever it was--should have been built on Asgard, but that continent was much farther south, buried under two kilometers of ice, still scarcely touched by the sun. Thule, the only arctic city, had been built on Brisbane. " [Some other refs. to Bifrost, not in DB.]|
|Teutonic paganism||Hegira||4000||Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 20.|| "'What's your name?'
'A peculiar name.'
'I'm an Ibisian. I picked the name up when I killed a bear fifteen years ago. He clawed out an eye before he died. Bear-killer, or the One-eyed God. Bar-Woten...' " [A reference to Woten, or Odin, the one-eyed god of the Teutonic pantheon. Bar-Woten appears to be the book's main character, but the book doesn't have other apparent refs. to Teutonic paganism. Interestingly, 'Teutan' is actually a language mentioned in the book, such as on pg. 113: "She... spoke excellent Teutan. " The language appears to be Germanic. Also pg. 172, 175.]
|Teutonic paganism||Helliconia||3600||Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 100-101.||Pg. 100: "The colonising ship entered the Freyr-Batalix system in 3600 A.D... "; Pg. 101: "Helliconia's suns took on symbolic significance. Mystics remarked on the way in which Freyr-Batalix seemed to represent those divisions of the human psyche celebrated in Asian legend long ago... "|
|Teutonic paganism||Helliconia||4901||Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 76.||"With the slow crawl of autumn across the planet below, as Freyr receded day by day and decade by decade from Helliconia and its sister planets--as the 236 astronomical units of periastron between Batalix and Freyr lengthened to the formidable 710 of apastron... " [May be a few other refs., not in DB, to this sun, named after Frey/Freyr/Frigga of the Teutonic/Norse pantheon. Some other names in book may be loosely based on Teutonic myth. One character is named 'Odim.']|
|Teutonic paganism||Illinois||1960||Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 207.||"A death in Elm Haven or the outlying farms meant a battalion of women descending like Valkyries bring food. Duane told me about Valkyries. Dale couldn't quite remember what Valkyries did, but he remembered that they came down when someone died. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Japan||1905||Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 95.|| "'Ran has taken them to her,' Pope said. Even in Japanese, she sounded as if she was praying. Jahn's eyebrows twitched. He'd heard the Norse gods invoked quite a few times since the Old Faith revival started. Usually the invocation was the gods' private parts, and he'd never heard anyone reverently name the goddess of the sea.
'May it be so,' Jahn said.
|Teutonic paganism||Japan||1905||Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 110.||"Commander Goto looked at the oily swell through which Number 36 was trailing a broad white wake, and prayed--to [Shinto/Japanese] gods bearing different names than the White Christ of the Norse pantheon, but addressed with equal fervor. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Japan||1905||Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 118.|| "Jahn... wished the Emperor Meiji no harm at all, but he could not see what prolonging the Emperor Meiji's life could do for his loyal subjects who were rapidly approaching Yasukuni Shrine.
Are worshippers of Christ or the Old Norse gods allowed in there? "
|Teutonic paganism||Japan||1905||Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 121.|| "He was about to urge Jahn below, when the man held out something in his hand. It was a sea-tarnished, smoke-blackened silver amulet in the shape of a hammer. Goto recalled seeing Julia Pope wearing it at his farewell party--a religious emblem, like the Christian cross.
Jahn looked at the amulet for a long moment. Then he thrust it into the hip pocket and saluted Goto.
'Lieutenant Commander Horace Jahn, Navy of the Dominion of the Draka, reporting aboard. Do you know if there is a shrine to Thor or Ran in the [Japanese] Empire?' "
|Teutonic paganism||Kansas||1989||Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 96.||"Tornadoes occur in any number of sizes... Most people who have never seen one assume that they all look like the one in The Wizard of Oz... The tornado in The Wizard of Oz is a mewling infant. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Louisiana||1987||Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 146.||Valhalla|
|Teutonic paganism||Mars||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 73.||"'I'm used to thinking of Mars as a kind of wilderness,' he said, as he looked up the etymology of the word garden. French, Teutonic, Old Norse, gard, enclosure... "|
|Teutonic paganism||Massachusetts: Nantucket||-1250 B.C.E.||Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 129.||Pg. 129: "He raised it to the setting sun and pronounced something long and sonorous; she caught Diawas Pithair, the name of their chief god. Sky Father; cognate with Zeus and Jupiter and Tiwaz and the old Norse Tyr, according to Arnstein. Others, a list of them--Mirutha... "; Pg. 397: Valkyrie|
|Teutonic paganism||Mexico||1998||Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 40.||Valhalla|
|Teutonic paganism||Nevada||1991||Barber, Phyllis. "At the Talent Show " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 241.||"...even a trickster like Loki in the Norse myths my teacher read to us at school. Loki could change into anything, even a mare who birthed an eight-legged pony. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Nevada||1998||Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 18.||Pg. 18: "They were all sound arguments, and Taggart almost believed them. IN the end, though, the president needed a photo op, and the guys building Raptor-One and Raptor-Two were good, card-carrying union men and supporters of the president's party. So Project Valkyrie was born.
All it took was the president's signature, a special dispensation by the House Intelligence Committee, and a billion-dollar black budget from the CIA, the National Security Agency, & the Air Force combined. ";
Pg. 149-150: "For the first time since he had arrived at Project Valkyrie, Kep felt he was in real danger... 'I know you think it's cool to be selected for this mission,' she said. 'But just remember one thing... in Norse mythology, the Valkyries were also called the Choosers of the Slain.' " [According to chapter heading on pg. 13, Chapter 2 takes place on October 31, 1998 at Project Valkyrie headquarters, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. " Other refs. to 'Project Valkyrie', not in DB.]
|Teutonic paganism||New Jersey||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 42.||"The giant, wet all over, got to his feet. 'Shoot it is. I escaped once and so did you. Once, I think, is about all you can expect. God, Allah, Jahweh, Buddha, Thor, et alia have blessed us a single time re escaping...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||New Marrakech||3039||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 17.||"'Go meet him when the Valkyrie docks, Akima...' " [The Valkyrie is Captain Korso's ship, and is mentioned a few times in this novel. Named after the Valkyries of Norse/Teutonic mythology. Other refs. not in DB, including pg. 179.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York||1968||DeCandido, Keith R. A. "Diary of a False Man " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 40.||"A man with long blond hair claiming to be a Norse God. " [Thor]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 154.||"'...Vic's musical tastes tend to swing somewhere between 'The Ride of the Valkyries' and the high-pitched keening of people begging ground under his boot heel...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1953||Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 20.||"'...they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now...' " [More.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 36: "Subway to Salvation ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1986); pg. 6.||"The New York City Public Library... Kitty Pryde... gleefully exploring books on Norse history and legend, as a consequence of a recent adventure in Asgard. "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 40: "Avengers Assemble! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1986); pg. 2.||Hercules: "Captain America, you are blessed . . . with a truly generous nature. How else then could you have stood for so long the company of that Asgardian dullard, Thor? "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1991||Byrne, John. Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1, No. 13: "Reap the Whirlwind ". Marvel Comics Group: New York (April. 1991); pg. 13.||Pg. 13: Captain America: "...and by law I'm no more than a masked vigilante, and ineligible to testify in a court of law. "; Thor: "Aye, Captain . . . but there are others in the Avengers who are not so barred. "; Reed Richards: "Thor! Then you intend to testify? "; Pg. 14: "Were it otherwise, the son of Odin would be elsewhere, Reed Richards. But, come now. This interregnum doth draw to a close. We should return to our places... "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1991||Byrne, John. Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1, No. 13: "Reap the Whirlwind ". Marvel Comics Group: New York (April. 1991); pg. 17.||Prosecutor: "The prosecution calls Thor Odinson to the stand . . . "; Ben Grimm/The Thing: "This oughta be good! It ain't every day a god testifies in a court o' law! "; Bailiff: "Place your right hand on the Bible and . . . ah . . . "; Thor: "Thou are troubled, mortal? "; Judge: "You present us with something of a problem, Thor. Witnesses are required to swear an oath on the Holy Bible . . . but in your case . . . "; Thor: "Ah! Thou doth perceive in this what mortals call a 'conflict of interest?' Fear not. it's enough for Thor to know yon book hath meaning for the people of this court. I shall give mine oath upon it . . . and that oath shall be as binding on the son of Odin as on any good Christian! " [Thor continues to testify in court, pg. 20-23.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1994||Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 13.||"Hanna stood in front of him like a sullen Valkyrie, hands folded under her breasts. "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||1996||Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Revelations " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 69.||Pg. 69: "Avengers' Battle-Log: New York City 0800 Hours.
There is a job to be done. New York City is under siege. Nick Fury, the director of SHIELD, has called upon the Avengers for assistance. Thor and I have taken on the mission of defending the city against the Atlantean armada of Namor, the Sub-Mariner. ";
Pg. 71: "'Thor! That news copter down there is directly in the creature's line of attack. We've got to divert its attention.'
'Leave that to me, my friend! I shall smite the best with my enchanted hammer Mjolnir!' " [Other refs. to Thor, not in DB. See also pg. 74-75, 81-83.]
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2000||Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 13.||Pg. 13: "--learned that the goggle-eyed young man was Lamont Friedman of the sinister and multifarious investment banking house of Asgard Equities-- "; Pg. 56: Asgard, Valhalla|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 2, pg. 12.||Tony Stark/Iron Man: "What about this Thor guy over in Europe? Did you you see that anti-corporate piece he did for 60 Minutes a couple of nights ago? He's wonderfully charismatic. "; Nick Fury: "But still not answering his mobile [phone], unfortunately. That said, with a hammer like that, I'd rather have him with us than against us, if you know what I mean. " [Other refs. to Thor, a character in this graphic novel. Thor claims he is THE Thor of Norse mythology.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 3, pg. 21.||Nick Fury: "Add this Thunder God guy to the mix plus all the other Super-Soldiers Banner can create from Cap's blood and I don't see anyone acting up for a while. Do you, sir? "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2002||; pg. 23].||[Pages 17-20: Thor arrives at the in-progress battle against the Hulk. There are 4 pages of battle between Hulk and Thor, mostly without dialogue.] Pg. 17: Nick Fury: "What in God's name...? "; soldier: "Is that Thor? "; Pg. 18: [splash page showing Thor for the first time in this chapter, and first time in this graphic novel, in his full Thor costume, and his full battling glory, pounding on the Hulk with his hammer.]; Pg. 19: soldier: "Message here from the White House, General. The President just doubled our international aid budget. "; Nick Fury: "And to think I voted for Ralph Nader... " [Thor had insisted that the U.S. int'l aid budget as a condition for his assisting the Ultimates. Followed by 7 panels showing Thor furiously fighting the Hulk.] Thor: "Your jaw is broken, your ribs are cracked and one of your lungs has just been punctured, Banner. Have you tasted enough of Mjolnir yet? "; Hulk: "Nah, Thor's hammer just make Hulk horny for Betty again, hippie! " [also pg. 23]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 6, pg. 6.||Thor [answering questions for a television reporter on the scene of the recent battle between the Ultimates and the Hulk]: "No, helping the Ultimates does not mean I'm suddenly one of Bush's little Super-Commandos, Mister Stern. By that logic, wouldn't stopping to help an advertising executive with a flat tire mean you've automatically joined Procter and Gamble? " [Also, pages 8-10, 15-16, 19-20 show Thor and Steve Rogers (Captain America) enjoying a dinner with Tony Stark/Iron Man. Because Stark is a billionaire industrialist and Thor is a staunch anti-capitalist, they had supposed they might not get along. But they find they have a lot in common, and Stark explains how he is using his wealth for many humanitarian purposes, etc. It is a very successful and enjoyable dinner for all three.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 6, pg. 10.||Tony Stark/Iron Man: "I thought this was your night off, anyway, Jarvis. Aren't you supposed to be going to the club tonight with Alfred and all those other old degenerates? "; Jarvis: "Oh, but I cancelled the moment I heard who were entertaining, Master Tony. Even the club can't compete with a Super-Soldier and an Asgardian God. "; Tony Stark: "You're wasting your time, you know, Jarvis. Do you seriously think Captain America and Thor have even noticed that preposterous new waistcoast of yours? "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: New York City||2013||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987)||[Throughout this issue, the near-future version of Danielle Moonstar/Mirage appears in full Valkyrie regalia.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 35: "The Times, They Are A'changin'! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1986); pg. 5.||Danielle's thoughts: "So much happened to us--to me--in Asgard, I was counting on the Prof... to help me understand it. Oh, Spirits, what'll I do now?!? "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 35: "The Times, They Are A'changin'! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1986); pg. 14.||Danielle's thoughts: "I had a rotten enough times coming to terms with being a mutant. How do I deal with being a Valkyrie as well?!? The word means 'Chooser of the Slain.' Is that what I've become?! If I am a Valkyrie, my very presence could put my friends--my parents--in terrible danger! " [More, pg. 15.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 37: "If I Should Die ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1986); pg. 3.||Pg. 3: Danielle's thoughts: "But how can I tell her [her mom]... Brightwind has wings. And he's from Asgard--one of the sacred herd that can be ridden only by the All-Father Odin's Choosers of the Slain, the Valkyries... " [Danielle then sees images of each New Mutant's personified concept of death, or the being that accompanies them to the afterlife. This is a manifestation of her role as a Valkyrie. Other refs. to her as Valkyrie, not in DB.]; Pg. 4: Danielle's thoughts: "They're all the same--framed by their personal, private... images of Death! My reflection--that's the outfit I wore in Asgard... when I rode with the Valkyries! "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 37: "If I Should Die ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1986); pg. 5.||Danielle's thoughts: "It's an illusion--has to be--a spirit-form manifested by my own mutant power... of what I fear most! "; Image of Hela in mirror: "Yea, child--and nay! "; Danielle: "Hela! "; Danielle's thoughts: "The Norse goddess of death! "; Hela: "Thy mistress, Danielle Moonstar, thy most dread foe. Thine, mortal, is the gift to see those who will soon enter my realm... and mayhap, if thou hast courage enow... the power to save them. "; Danielle: "No! This is madness--a lie!--I won't believe it! " [More, pg. 6.]|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 14.||"Not far from the mansion stands its carriage house--which has stood empty and untouched for ages, until Danielle Moonstar brought a winged stallion, Brightwind, home with her from the New Mutants' recent adventure in Asgard. Regardless of how Dani feels, Brightwind is her responsibility. Which is why she's mucking his still , changing his water and feed... "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 15.||Danielle: "Brightwind?!! You're bowing!?! To a frog?!? A glowing frog?!! I don't believe--! "; [The frog is actually Thor. His face is shown, in Dani's thoughts, and he speaks to her.] Thor: "Thine eyes, maiden? "; Danielle: "A voice--I hear it inside my head! "; Thor: "Valkyrie thou art. But mortal, besides. A gift as great as it is unique. Thou must ne'er lose thy faith, young warrior. The worst foe--the shriveler of souls, who must NE'ER be yielded to--is DESPAIR. Triumph o'er it . . . and thou wilt triumph over ALL. "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 16.||Danielle: "That face--spirits protect me. I recognize it--that's Thor, the Asgardian god of thunder! Hey! Where'd the little beggar go--?! Did I dream--there he is! Frog--I mean--Thor--wait! Come back!! Brightwind--Lemme by, lummox--he's getting away! If that really is Thor, maybe I can help--! Oh. I think... I get it. He didn't come for that. He doesn't need me--half so much as I did him. And it worked. I still hurt Brightwind--but I'm pretty sure now I'll survive. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the gang. "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 39: "Pawns of the White Queen ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1986); pg. 14.||Danielle's thoughts: "But I don't know anymore who--or what--I am! Cheyenne, mutant, Valkyrie--a normal, ordinary girl?! Which is the real me, where does Danielle Moonstar truly belong?! "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 45: "We Were Only Foolin' ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov. 1986); pg. 6.||Danielle's thoughts: "It's fantastic enough being a mutant, part of a school of mutants--the best friends I've ever had--co-leader of a team of novice super heroes.. but as well, to be the chosen rider of one of the winged horses of fabled Asgard, home of the Norse gods--! I have to keep reminding myself that this isn't some incredible dream, it's real! The only drawback is that with Brightwind comes the power of the Valkyrior--the Valkyries--to see those about to die, and, if I wish, fight Death itself to save them. "|
|Teutonic paganism||New York: Westchester County||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 46: "Bloody Sunday ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1986); pg. 2.||Pg. 2: "As Mirage, Danielle Moonstar possesses the psychic ability to manifest real-as-life representations of others' thoughts and emotions. Recently, however, the young Cheyenne also gained a power of the fabled Asgardian Valkyrie... to see the shape of Death over those who are about to die. "; Pg. 12: Danielle's thoughts: "As a Valkyrie, I've got the power to fight death, drive him away--if I've the strength, the courage. I want to save all these poor people. But death's too strong. I'm only a girl, what can I do? i was a fool to think myself a match for the reaper. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Nicoji||2200||Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 189.||"Maua was a tall, Valkyric Brazi with red hair that stuck out from his head as if it had electricity in it--blue eyes, peeling skin always sunburned. "|
|Teutonic paganism||North Dakota||1996||McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 22.||Pg. 22: "It had become Thor's flagship, hauling freight around the United States and Canada. "; Pg. 98: "She was wearing an immaculately pressed Thor Air Cargo blazer... " [A company named Thor. Some other refs., e.g. pg. 99.]|
|Teutonic paganism||Norway||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 9-12.|| [Pages 9-12 feature a scene in which Nick Fury and Dr. Bruce Banner travel to Norway to speak to Thor and invite him to join The Ultimates team. He turns them down, but says he'll help them if he is needed.] Pg. 10: Bruce Banner: "The Ultimates isn't an army, Mister. They're a team of super heroes we assembled to take care of the post-human problems the armed forced can't handle anymore. "; Thor: Oh, it matters not whether you are wearing capes or combat boots, little man. You are all just thugs in uniform who will smash any threat to a corrupt status quo. Go back to your paymasters and tell them that the Son of Odin is not interesting in working for a military industrial complex who engineers wars and murders innocents. Your talk might be of super-villains now, but it is only a matter of time before you are sent to kill for oil or free trade. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Norway||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 11.|| Bruce Banner: "Oh, for goodness sake. How can you people just sit here and listen to this "Son of Odin " garbage? "; Nick Fury: "Take it easy, Banner... "; Banner: "No, these people have a right to know the guy they're following around is a delusional crack-pot, General. You're not the New Messiah. You're just a crazy ex-nurse who had a nervous breakdown three weeks short of his 30th bithday and spent 18 months in a lunatic asylum. You might make a fortune from your lecture tours and trashy self-help books, but you don't fool me for a second, Mister; I've got your secrets right here. "; Thor [pointing to his own forehead, indicating he knows Banner's thoughts]: "And I have your secrets right here, Doctor Banner. Have you told Betty Ross that you cry yourself to sleep every night or are you too busy fantasizing about hurting the Pyms for stealing your old job? "; Banner: "What? " [Banner is surprised that Thor knew these things.]|
|Teutonic paganism||Norway||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 11.|| Pg. 11: Thor: "These powers are neither mutant nor machine, human. If a demonstration from Mjolnir is what you require then I shall happily oblige. "; Pg. 12: [Lightning strikes all around them.] Nick Fury: "What about that interview you gave on 60 Minutes, Thor? I thought you were here to save the world. "; Thor: "Oh, I am here to save the world, General Fury. Save it from people like you. "; Fury: "C'mon, Banner. Let's go. We're obviously wasting our time here. " [In the background dozens of followers of Thor can be seen worshipfully welcoming the rain that he has conjured.]|
|Teutonic paganism||Oceania||1984||Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 25.||Pg. 25: Thor|
|Teutonic paganism||Riverworld||2008||Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 156.||"He was much relieved when God the All-Father--only now did Burton see that one eye of Jahweh-Odin was gone and out of the empty socket glared the flames of hell--did not reply. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Riverworld||2008||Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 180.||"Burton said, 'Weren't you sacrificed on the alter of Odin by Norse who clung to the old religion, even if this world isn't the Valhalla they were promised by their priests? Don't you think you wasted your time and breath by preaching to them? They believe in the same old gods, the only difference in their theology now being some adjustments they've made to conditions here...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||Scandinavia||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 158.|| "'Tell us about the Skogsnufvar, Bryan. Such a beautiful name. Were they beautiful?'
'Oh, yes. Long flowing hair, seductive bodies--and tails! They were your standard archetypal anima-female menace, luring men into the deep woods to sleep with them. And ever after, the poor chaps were completely in the power of the elf-women. A man who tried to leave would sicken and die, or else go mad. Victims of the Skogsnufvar were written about well into the twentieth century in Sweden.' "
|Teutonic paganism||Scandinavia||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 157-158.|| "The anthropologist was amused. 'Oh, yes. Tree cults were almost universal in the ancient world... Scandinavians revered a mighty ashtree named Yggdrasil... For some reason, oaks are especially vulnerable to lightning, so the ancients connected the tree with the thunder-god. Greeks, Romans, Gaulish Celts, the British, Teutons, Lithuanians, Slavs--they all held the oak to be sacred... All woodland sprites Scandinavian people believed in them, too, but I've forgotten the name they gave them--'
'Skogsnufvar,' said Raimo unexpectedly. 'My grandfather told me. He was from the Aland Islands, where the people spoke Swedish. full of dumb fairytales.'
'Nothing like ethnic pride!' chortled Aiken.... "
|Teutonic paganism||South Africa||1944||Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 185.||"The Army had told Verwoerd no; Security had told him Freya, no. " [Freya's name is invoked here as a profanity.]|
|Teutonic paganism||Sweden||1973||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 5.||"This is from the Book of Proverbs. It was staggeringly well chosen; and I have long suspected that Grandfather found it with one eye open, as that splendid Norse scoundrel, one-eyed Odin, would have done. "|
|Teutonic paganism||Sweden||1975||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 30.||"This was the woman Israel called 'hot.' I pictured a goddess, granite-hard and all-knowing, like Frigg, Odin's wife and first among the Norse goddesses, but this distortion was because I understood little of her biography. "|
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