Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday, 25 February 2013
Another Viking image
I am uploading this image because... Well, because. Amazon sent me an email recently, an automatic one, offering me to trade this book, Gods & Heroes from Viking Mythology, for something else. I was borderline offended. I bought this book, a rare gem, because I wanted to read it in original English and because I wanted to own a copy. Why would I want to trade it back for something else? If I wanted to just read books I buy, then I wouldn't buy them but borrow them from libraries. And this one, as I said, is a rarity, a forgotten treasure. I wouldn't give it back for an empire. And to top it up, it has gorgeous illustrations by Giovanni Caselli, which I want to show here, because I don't want them completely forgotten either, so I upload them here, to immortalise them so to speak. In this image, which I struggled to photograph, you can see the god Loki, disguised as a hawk (he ''borrowed'' goddess Freya's coat), flying over a giants' feast in Jotunheim. It is the hall of Gerröd and I let you find more about the story. Until then, enjoy the minutiously detailed depiction of Viking life Caselli draw. Luscious, beautiful, and a good enough reason for this post.