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Storm and Stress…

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Most people will be aware that the Norse God, Thor

was a ‘God of Thunder’ who gave us the name of our fifth day of the week.

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The crashes of thunder were attributed

to his huge hammer, Mjollnir,

with which he regularly set about

the giants of Jottunheim…

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But what of that other component

of the thunder storm,

lightning, did the Norsemen have a god for that?

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It is possible that the trickster god, Loki,

originally fulfilled this role.

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In the tales Loki and Thor

often set out on adventures together

as one might expect of beings originally conceived in this way.

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But surely, if Loki was lightning,

in any duel adventure, he would go on ahead,

or at least, would initially get there first?

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There is at least one tale

in which this happens…

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