Books, mythology, Philosophy

Wild Hunt…

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Loki’s apparently innocuous parting statement,

“He will even take you into the land of the dead and back out again.”

could be read as instigating an infamous legend.

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Ghost Riders in the Sky…

Guignol’s Band…

Riders on the Storm…

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Although the spectral charge

across a broiling sky-scape

traditionally has many varied leaders…

Gwynn ap Nudd, Harlequin, and King Arthur to name but a few

…it seems that Odin was the ‘bona-fide’ original.

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There is some cosmological basis

for this folkloric staple.

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Any departed souls intent on winging their way

through the Sun Door and on into the Star Fields…

would first have to pass beyond the slippery portal of the moon.