There is a gifting cycle between me and the gods.
Odin by Robin Artisson.
Odin is the Norse god of war, poetry, magic, frenzy, and the Hunt.
Loki and Hel
Loki is the Norse god of tricks, shapeshifting, and change. Hel, his daughter, is the goddess of death. The art of Hel was done by Nigel Jackson.
Freya loves cats, magic, sex, and battle.
Brigid, the Irish goddess of healing, poetry, and blacksmithing.
He hath need of fire, who now is come,
numbed with cold to the knee;
food and clothing the wanderer craves
who has fared o’er the rimy fell.
— The Havamal, verse 3, trans. by Olive Bray
From the gods to the earth to us. From us to the earth to the gods. A gift for a gift.
— Lou Stead, the Ravenbok