July 9th, 2005

This was fun

Indeed, you are 62% erudite, 95% sensual, 20% martial, and 16% saturnine.
Frey was, just like his twin sister Freya, a member of the Vanir family and thus a God of fertility and love. Along with Odin and Thor he was one of the most popular Norse Gods, and received many offerings. He was said to have control of the weather, both rain and sunshine, thus the fertility of the earth. Prayers were also offered to Frey for a good future, peace and prosperity.

Frey is described as being handsome, powerful, merciful and kind. Fitting considered he was - let’s be frank - the God of sex. His cult included songs and actions which shocked contemporary and later Christians, who condemned them as indecent, which they of course were not to the participants in the cult themselves.

Frey lived in Alfheim, "Elf-home", a name which indicates a possible connection between Vanir and Elves. His servant was the Goddess Beyla, who was all about bees and dairy. Not to far off, I think, as “Milk and Honey” and the things that Frey stands for are equally sweet.

The Fifteen Gods

These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in …

…all or none of the four variables: Dagda. … Erudite: Thoth. … Sensual: Frey. … Martial: Mars. … Saturnine: Mictlantecuhtli. … Erudite & Sensual: Amun. … Erudite & Martial: Odin. … Erudite & Saturnine: Anubis. … Sensual & Martial: Zeus. … Sensual & Saturnine: Cernunnos. … Martial & Saturnine: Loki. … Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Lug. … Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Coyote. … Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Hades. … Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Pan.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 5% on erudite

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You scored higher than 89% on sensual

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You scored higher than 0% on martial

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You scored higher than 5% on saturnine
Link: The Mythological God Test written by Nitsuki on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Out to Lunch

We've been our to lunch today with a couple who are probably our oldest - and only - friends (other than family & carers).  We usually meet up 4 or 5 times a year - in winter at our house, in summer at theirs.  For the last few years we've got a train into Manchester Victoria and Martin has driven in - about 15 minutes each way - to pick us up and then taken us back around 5 ish.  They come to us in an evening, but it's acknowledged that I'm better being out and about during the day.

We sat in their garden and talked about lj, and our friends on lj, learning to speak Anglo-Saxon - Martin is a Heathen, and craft working - with material - felt making, dying, oh all sorts of stuff with Margo.  It was a really good afternoon.  And of course thanks to halfmoon-jj we were able to drive ourselves over to their house and back again.  Although on the way home the back bit of our exhaust fell off (doh!) so I'll have to go and get that sorted early next week.


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