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Novel Gnosis part 36: Vali

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There are two gods named Vali in heathen mythology, Vali Odinsson and Vali Lokisson. Or are they really the same god?

Vali Lokisson

Born for tragedy, as Loki knew when he named him after Odin’s son, Vali and Narvi nevertheless had as normal a childhood as could be arranged until the Prophecy caught up with them. Beings with the same name in mythology are sometimes seen as separate and sometimes not. In the Fireverse Vali Lokisson and Vali Odinsson are separate beings because story doesn’t handle the idea of fuzzy boundaries between characters very well, but Vali and Vali, sons of the trinity, could well be much closer to being the same person than they appear to be in the story.

Vali Odinsson

Created to be an agent of vengeance, Vali Odinsson mostly exists in the story to advance the story, but his mother Rindr becomes a goddess in the process of bearing him. See my prior post on Rindr.

Image: the number 2, open clipart vector, creative commons via Pixabay

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Erin Lale is the author of Asatru For Beginners, and the updated, longer version of her book, Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path. Erin has been a gythia since 1989. She was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, and is admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. She also writes science fiction and poetry, ran for public office, is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press, and founded the Heathen Visibility Project.


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