(HH: An interesting write-up on an interesting breed - quite unique and specialized)
"The Norwegian Lundehund is one of the rarest breeds in the world, and with so many unique characteristics, it’s no surprise that these guys are few and far between. Lundehunds have been used to hunt puffins on the Norwegian shore since the 1600s, and the breed developed some pretty interesting characteristics. Lundehunds have six toes on each foot, a neck that can turn 180 degrees and bend backwards so the dog’s forehead can touch its back, ears that can close up completely to protect against dirt and moisture, and the flexibility to lie flat on their bellies with their legs sticking out.
Sadly, because of a combination of small birth rates (the females only have one or two puppies per litter), distemper (an often fatal, incurable virus), and advances in puffin hunting, there were only six Lundehunds left in the entire world in 1963. But after careful breeding, the Norwegian Lundehund’s numbers have steadily risen and now there are approximately 1500 in the world.”
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Balder - Son of Odin and Frigg, The most kind and beautiful god
Brage - God of poetry
Eyr - Godess of healing
Forsete - Son of Balder and Nanna. God of Justice.
Frigg - Odin’s wife. The mightiest of all godesses. Godess of love and fate.
Frøy - Son of Njord and brother of Frøya. God of fertility. Owner of the magic ship “Skibladner”.
Frøya - Daughter of Njord, brother of Frøy. Godess of love and fertility.
Gerd - Frøy’s wife. Comes from family of the Jotuns
Heimdall - protector of the gods
Hel - Godess of death
Hod - Brother of Tor. Hod is blind
Hermod - Messenger of the gods. Son of Odin
Idunn - Brages wife. Takes care of the apples which keeps the gods eternally young.
Loke - The traitor of the gods. He is really a jotun, but he gained magical powers and was adopted by the gods after mixing blood with Odin.
Magne - Son of Tor. Stronger than his father, and all other gods.
Nanna - Balder’s wife.
Njord - God of the wind and the sea. Father of Frøy and Frøya
Odin - Father of all, master of the gods and the humans. God of wisdom with the ravens “Hugin” and “munin” as his scouts.
Rån - Æge’s wife and godess of the sea.
Sigyn - Loke’s wife (or one of them)
Siv - Tor’s wife.
Skade - Njord’s ex-wife. Godess of skiing.
Skuld - one of the three “northerns”
Tor - Son of Odin, god of thunder with his hammer “Mjølner”.
Tyr - The god of victory, the god of war. Decides who will win a battle
Ull - The god of hunting, the god of archery and skiing (as in ski-hiking) (skigåing)
Urd - One of the three “northerns”
Vale - Loke’s son
Vale - Odin’s son with the “troll-lady” Rein. Balders avenger
Ve - Odin’s brother
Verdande - one of the three “norherns”
Vidar - Odin’s son. who shall avenge his father’s death at “Ragnarok”
Vilje - Odin’s brother
Æge - God of the sea
Hope this was interesting :)
Fin brus.. Passer perfekt til meg 💖 #brus #soda #cola #kjekken #17mai #norge #norway 🍷
In Norwegian, you have two variants of the word “yes” - ja, and jo. This might be a little confusing to English speakers learning Norwegian, when this difference does not appear in the English language.
But it’s not complicated at all. First of all, “ja” is the most commonly used, and what you in most cases should assume to be correct. “Jo” is usually used to correct someone - to imply the opposite of a former statement.
If asked a question of which you are positive to, you would reply with “ja” to imply so.
When someone makes a statement you agree with, you would use “ja” to imply so.
When someone makes a statement you disagree with, you use “jo” to imply the opposite.
Person 1: Forstår du norsk? (Do you understand Norwegian?)
Person 2: Ja, det gjør jeg. (Yes, I do)
Person 1: Du forstår norsk. (You understand Norwegian)
Person 2: Ja, det gjør jeg. (Yes, I do)
Person 1: Du forstår ikke norsk. (You do not understand Norwegian)
Person 2: Jo, det gjør jeg. (Yes, I do)
Du er stygg - You are ugly
Du er fæl - You are terrible
Du lukter vondt - You smell bad
Stemmen din er irriterende - Your voice is irritating
Du er en hvalross - You are a walrus
Kan du holde kjeft? - Can you shut your mouth/shut up?
Spar meg - Spear me (means that they don’t want to hear a single word from you anymore)
Du minner meg om kald grøt - You remind me of cold porridge
Du er verre enn en gris - You’re worse than a pig
Drit og dra - Screw off and leave/fuck you (literally: shit and leave)
Har du tatt pilla di idag? - Have you taken your pill today?
Nå er det nok! - That is enough!
Selv nissen synes du er stygg - Even the elf/santa thinks you’re ugly
Du får ihvertfall ingen gaver til jul - You definitely won’t get presents for Christmas
Ti still - Shut up (less ruder, depends on how you say it. Most parents say it to their children when annoyed)
Hold kjeft - Shut up (a lot ruder)
Din heks! - You witch!
Din ekle gris - You disgusting pig
Du hyler som en gris - You scream like a pig
Klapp igjen - Shut up
Gå og heng deg selv - Go and hang yourself
Jeg håper du drukner i en pytt - I hope you drown in a pond
Har du mensen eller? - Are you on your period or what?
Smell igjen/lukk brødsaksa/blodsaksa - Shut your bread scissor/blood scissor (scissor is like a mouth, which means to shut up) (smell igjen = shut and lukk = close)
you forgot my faves
Hopp i havet - jump into the sea
Gå å lek i traffiken - go play in traffic
Djupe skogen, Loke-skrall
Jotun frista hammar-skrall
Mjøllne brest hugens hallar
Fjell og dalar drottens drønne-kall
I Utgard; Ake-Tor
Følget råka Jotun jord
Niding pest i Lokes hallar
Gny hirden, Tor i kallar med nid
Hammar Haus - Hammar-Ty
Rimkolde Rungne ramma
Ramme raus - Hammar-Ty
Rimkolde Rungne ramma
Utgard-Lokes falske leik
Ei ussel, ei veik - Åsa-Tor
Huge ga Tjalve strid
Strauk han grunnen lett som vinden
Ingen grid i utgards hallar
Traust Tjalve beintrøtt tok sitt mot
Loke ei hell vil ha
Loge brenner lukt som ilden
Ingen list i Åsa-kallar
Balders bane taus mot Muspells ve
Havets larm i det mektige mjødhorn
Stort om stavnen
Mein i den mektige
Æges arge velde
Hatefullt står imot havets harme
Om alle land
Med eiter om juvande kjeften
Elle - Arge eldes velde
For alders føtter alle faller
Ei håp om grid
Synkverv - Utgard-Lokes list
Loke bleik i Utgards hallar
- having indoor plants: Norwegians love to have indoor plants that they all put in the windows of their houses, usually facing the street. they are also usually put into a formation that is equal on each side.
- the color white: almost every house I have been to is dominated by this lovely hue. The cabinets, tile, ceilings, dishes, and usually the people are white.
- sweater dresses: Norwegian women seem to have found a fashionable alternative to a chunky wool dress and a warm sweater by putting the two together. This is usually layered over wool leggings or straight legged jeans.
- unstained wood: if a house is not all white then it is most likely all unstained Norwegian wood. I dare you to find a true Norwegian house that has wood in it that is anything but glossed. lykke til.
- station wagons: it can fit the entire family and their skis; what is not to love?
- the color black: if you did not allow the majority of the Norwegian people to wear black they would never go outside because they wouldn’t have anything to wear. when people say I look American and I ask why it is usually of a variation of ‘you are always wearing bright colors’ or ‘your purse is so shiny’.
- snow: no explanation needed.
- homemade pizzas: this is the go-to food for parties or get-togethers or ambitious 8-year-olds.
- doing weird things with fish: i don’t know where they get the ideas for some of these meals but their ancestors must have just been really bored during the winter.
- alcohol: it’s cold here, so something has to keep you warm.
i am sure i will add more later.
Oh Cod this is all so true!!
Edvard Munch is a Norwegian artist who lived from 1863-1944. Munch is mostly known for his expressionistic paintings, but was also a printmaker. From very early on in his life, Munch had been surrounded by death. His emotions and views on sickness are very distinct in his works.
If you know any of his pieces, it is most likely “The Scream.” Right now I am writing a paper on his influences and am currently revisiting his work. It wasn’t until this summer that I got to look at his full body of work when I took a Norwegian Art History course and we went to the Munch Museum in Norway.
I find that a lot of Munch’s popular pieces are wonderful, but he has many other great works that are overlooked or not exposed enough. Here are some pieces of Munch’s you may not have known about or paid attention to, but they are really beautiful.
Black Debbath - Nei til runkesti på Ekeberg
Welcome to Norway. Where a ‘metal’ band sing their opinion on whether or not there should be a sculpture-park in the forest.
(if you can’t guess it; they’re against it)