The bits of the old world gather around the branch
Two figures climb down to this new land
Lith and Lithrasia
New life begins, cradled in their arms
The power of the old gods rises from the sea
The light of life and hope
We raise up our arms in wonder and say, “aaaaaaah”
Njord; the god of the sea
He leads us
Stare out to sea with him
For under the sea is a terrible goddess
Ran! She is wicked and twisted
She swings her net and catches sailors “aaaaaaaargh”
They wander her home forever
“I am cccccold.” – “I miss my familyyyyy”
“I wish I hadn’t drowneded”
“Hahahahaha” Ran laughs and claps
That is how sick she is
Njord is good; he guides us
This is his home
He stands now by the sea
Bless him with mjord and ol
Although I wasn’t yet strong enough to face being at Gudvangen this year I was thrilled to be asked by stand-in host Annabelle to allow her to continue my tradition of multi-national stories. So each of the scripts I have published here has been performed in my honour by Annabelle with a gang of pals such as Karin in many languages and dialects simultaneously.
‘How to’ guide:
If you are working with children they can repeat each line altogether after you and act it out; remember, many of the stories from the mythology are quite gruesome.
The multi-national story; you need people who speak different languages (and English) you can also encourage different dialects for a bit more fun. You say each of the lines and one at a time they saying along the row in their own language. It works wonderfully well, it works far better than it should! Prepare to have great fun.
I look forward to be being welcomed back into the fold at Gudvangen next year (or even sooner).