Aug 16, 2006

GRRRL TROLLS
HARDANGERFJORD: Norway is home to the hulder. These mythological sirens resemble beautiful women, except for a cow tail or cat-eyes. Their melodious voices ensnare mortal men, but the pairing usually ends badly:

  • He is bewitched. She enslaves hubby underground forever.
  • He does her wrong. She becomes vindictively ugly.
  • He's doomed to eternal torment. She becomes human.

Edward brings my spinning head back down to earth, as so often he must.

"Hulder is not a reasonable career ambition. Concentrate on writing."

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:19 PM

    I've seen option two at play in America. "Vindictively ugly" ... yup. Just go to any mall...

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  2. Funny, really, in most traditions it's the man who grows horns when the good lady wife is unhappy...

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  3. Anonymous9:44 PM

    "He's doomed to eternal torment. She becomes human."

    Sound like you and ex-hubby!

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  4. Play nice, kids!

    I'm not sure either applies: me being human or him being doomed. Unless you consider a tenure-track professorial post hell on earth ... as many do.

    Including my ex, come to think of it. Doh.

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