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Baldur's Doom and the Great Winter

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Summary

Goddess Freya is determined to thwart the death of son Baldur and the demise of all nine realms. In Asvajar, Queen Lifa meets social upheaval with force. Both are desperate to preserve a way of life. The goddess Freya is determined to thwart the death of her son Baldur, the god of beauty and strength, whose death would set off the chain of events leading to Ragnarok and the demise of all nine realms, including Asgard. In Midgard, the realm of the Folk, newly-crowned Queen Lifa strives to preserve Asvajar's way of life by meeting social upheaval and a slave rebellion with force. The realms of gods and Folk collide as both seek to prevent the destruction of everything they know.

Genre:
Fantasy
Author:
Jodi Anderson
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
6
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Character and Place List

Asgard


Aesir (ICE-ear) A group of gods that includes Odin, Baldur, Idun, Tyr, Thor
Baldur (BALL-der) Freya’s son, god of beauty
Freya, aka Allmother (FRAY-uh) Head goddess, most powerful
Groa (GROW-uh) A real sorceress whom Loki impersonates in order to trick Freya
Hel (HELL) Queen of the Underworld (Niflheim)
Hermod (HAIR-modd) Odin’s son
Hod (Rhymes with ODD) Baldur’s blind twin, son of Freya
Hyrokkin (HAY-row-kin) Giantess
Idunn (EE-done) Goddess, keeper of the golden apples which ensure long life for the gods
Jord (YORD) Mother of Thor
Loki (LOW-key) Frost Giant, trickster, shapeshifter, husband of Sigyn
Nanna (NAH-nah) Goddess, Baldur’s wife
Njord (NIGH-ord) God of the sea, ex-husband of Skadi
Odin, aka Allfather (OH-din) Head god, second to Freya
Sigyn (SIG-in) Wife of Loki
Skadi (SKAH-dee) Giantess known for her hunting and skiing skills
Sleipnir (SLAPE-near) Odin’s eight-legged horse that Loki bore when he was in the shape of a mare
Thor (THORE: soft “th” at the end of “teeth”) God of thunder, Odin’s son
Tyr (Rhymes with STEER) God of war
Vanir (VAN-ear) A group of gods that includes Freya and Njord
Vidar (VEE-dar) Silent god, son of Odin

Midgard

Arvak (AR-vock) Carpenter, Lif’s husband
Beli (Sounds like BELLY) Bestla’s Head Overseer of field hands, friend of Lif
Bestla (BEST-luh) High Daughter (noble woman), Lif and Arvak’s owner
Fyrsta Kanina (FIRST-uh KAH-nee-nuh) First Rabbit, queen of the hares
Gylfi (GIL-fee) Bestla’s Head Horsebreeder, friend of Lif Jarnsaxa (YARN-socks-uh) General of the Herlid (HAIR-leeth, with hard “th,” like in “though’), the standing army of Asvajar
Kara (CAR-uh) Second Daughter of Asvajar, Lifa’s wife
Lif (LEAF) Blacksmith, husband to Arvak
Lifa, short for Lifthrasir (LEE-fuh; LEEF-thruh-sear) Queen of Asvajar (First Daughter)
Vala Syr (VAH-luh SEAR) A seer, pracitioner of seid (SAYTH, with hard “th”); Vala is a title

Places

Asgard (AZ-guard) Realm of the gods
Asvajar (AZ-vuh-yar) Country in Midgard ruled by First Daughter Lifa and Second Daughter Kara
Fensalir (FENS-uh-leer) Freya’s palace
Midgard (MID-guard) Realm of the Folk (people)
Niflheim (NIF-el-hame) Hel’s kingdom, the Underworld
Peace Stead Baldur’s palace
Vorland (VORE-land) Capital city of Asvajar
Ymirmanns (EE-meer-mahns) Lifa’s castle
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