In celebration of Siv's new release 'Secrets of the Ash Tree'
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Siv.
Norse God of knowledge and Diplomacy
Not being terribly knowledgable on Norse mythology I decided to do a little research to help with my post for Siv Ottem's blogfest and this particular God caught my eye. I thought it was an appropriate choice for a writer.
Kvasir was said to have been born of the saliva of two groups of god, Esir and Vanir. Extremely wise he travelled far and wide spreading his vast knowledge until the day he was killed by two dwarfs, Fjalar and Galar. They not only killed him but drained his blood and mixed it with honey, resulting in a coccotion known as the Mead of Poetry. Said to imbue the drinker with wisdom and the gift of poetry. The God Odin drank the mead to gain great knowledge, but he spilt a few drops, the source of all the bad poets and artists. He is said to have offered the mead to those he felt worthy - the source of all the great poets.