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The local blacksmith and his anvil have become the lasting symbols of Gretna Green weddings. Scottish law allowed for "irregular marriages", meaning that if a declaration was made before two witnesses, almost anybody had the authority to conduct the marriage ceremony. The blacksmiths in Gretna became known as "anvil priests", culminating with Richard Rennison, who performed 5,147 ceremonies.
In Norse mythology, the Sons of Ivaldi are a group of dwarfs who fashion Skidbladnir, the ship of Freyr, and the Gungnir, the spear of Odin, as well as golden hair for Sif to replace what Loki had cut off.
Sif is the wife of the thunder god Thor and is known for her golden hair.
The Prose Edda also recounts that Sif once had her hair shorn by Loki, and that Thor forced Loki to have a golden headpiece made for Sif, resulting in not only Sif's golden tresses but also five other objects for other gods.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
That's true. Sadly, I remember how it once gave me comfort. But that was when I was about 7 years old and I connected it with being with my grandma.
And there is something about the ritualistic gathering of people that is just so deeply rooted in our brains that you will have to offer a replacement.
Concerts have a similar effect.
Meh...delivery to (for?) whom?
What else was being delivered?
Why and by whom?
However, it's La Mancha that I am going on holiday to this year, I am making the Quixotic pilgrimage...as it were. Nice little "coincidence" there, don't you think?
...the only thing bothering me is i don't speak their language nor am i even capable.
i think there is other agency involved that is far from being automaton like, i think they have a great sense of humour and are one step beyond the Daemonic in their behaviour,
1)i think there is other agency involved that is far from being automaton like...
2)i think they have a great sense of humour and are one step beyond the Daemonic in their behaviour,