Word Fame- Alice Karlsdóttir

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Freya [Public Domain]
This writer would like to give a very heart-felt hail to Alice Karlsdottir.   Ms. Karlsdottir has been active in asatru for over forty years as a gythia and a Master of the Rune Gild.   Ms. Karlsdottir’s work has appeared  in “Gnosis” magazine, “Our Troth” and her seminal work “Norse Goddess Magic: Mythology, Ritual and Transwork” is possibly the most extensive and widely read practical work on Norse Goddesses.   Ms. Karlsdottir has also focused her attention on the nefarious Loki.

Ms. Karlsdottir was a featured vocalist on the album “Birdking” by Fire+Ice, as she sang her song, “The Lady of the Vanir.”    Ms. Karlsdottir also sang on the album “North Country” with the group Verdandi.   Despite the fact that Ms. Karldottir works full-time and is a stage actor, she makes time to mentor selected apprentices in the Rune Gild.   Ms. Karlsdottir took her valuable time and mentored this writer through the Doors, for which this writer is very grateful.   Ms. Karlsdottir maintains a presence on Facebook and a blog at https://mad-alice.blogspot.com.      This writer believes a fitting tribute to honor Ms. Karlsdottir are her own words:

The Lady of the Vanir

There came a lady fae the west
Who left not one cold man here;
She smelled of trees and ocean breeze,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She kissed the pollen on the rose,
She kissed the golden corn ear,
She kissed the seed within the womb,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She went forth from the towers of light,
She felt no sorrow nor fear;
She went to seek the heart of the night,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She found the cavern dark and deep,
All filled with gold and jewels dear;
She found the small men at their work,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She put her arm about the East,
And found a thought so light and clear;
She breathed forth song and melody,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She put her tongue about the South,
And in her breast a flame did sear;
She shouted forth her battle cry,
The Lady of the Vanir.

She put her leg about the West,
And felt her Mother’s breast near;
She gave her heart to all the world,
The Lady of the Vanir.

© Alice Karlsdóttir 1981

Raise your mead horn and give a hearty hail to Alice Karlsdottir!

RtR

Tryggulfr

Author: Tryggulfr

I am an asatruar, to be specific an American Heathen, so it is from that perspective that I view the world.

Ves Heil,

Tryggulfr