Baldr, the Norse Goddess of Light, Joy, Purity, and So Much More #MythologyMonday #MythologyMonandæg #folklore #norse

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As the holiday season continues, I give you yet another god that embodies the season’s spirit. Depending on who you ask, Baldr represented a lot of different things. The only commonality among these interpretations is that he was clearly the most beloved god. Everyone liked him.

Here’s a video on his tragic end.

Don’t feel sad, though. Baldr “returned” when Christianity spread through Scandanavia.

I hope Baldr’s joy reaches you during this holiday season.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Nerds! #Thanksgiving #DnD #TTRPG #RPG #StarTrek #TNG @BrainClouds

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A few years ago, David posted this stat block, which he recirculated recently.

Oddly, he received criticism for the stat block along the lines of, among other things, “wild turkeys can’t fly!” This is a stupid criticism because 1) dire turkeys are works of fiction in which magic may be involved, so they can be whatever the creator wants; and 2) even if you disregard #1, regardless of its biological cousins, even birds as large as an ostriches or cassowaries can’t fly because their just too damn big. Personally, I think my response (on Facebook) was the best he received.

If only Mr. Carlson had had access to this stat block in 1978….

But what would the holidays be without a little Star Trek thrown in?

It wouldn’t be a holiday at all, that’s what!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Euphrosyne, the Greek Goddess of Good Cheer, Mirth, and Merriment #MythologyMonday #MythologyMonandæg #folklore #Greek

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With the holiday season upon us, it seems appropriate to mention one of the three charities, Euphrosyne. Along with her sisters, she was tasked to fill the world with joy and pleasant times. More specifically, she’s the goddess of good cheer, mirth, and merriment. Like many figures in Greek mythology, NASA has named a heavenly body after her. Euphrosyne is the 7th largest asteroid NASA has catalogued.

I wish you her blessings during this holiday season.

Not really. She’s not real. I just hope you enjoy yourselves.

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