Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Myths, folklore & symbolism

I love this story: The Jostedal Grouse, or Jostedalsrypa. I'm fascinated by the cultural impact of the Black Plague, and the story of a girl left alone, high in the mountains, is incredibly evocative. Plus, of course, fjord Norway is so gorgeous. Here's a great photo from an area near Jostedal, complete with fjord ponies!


  1. strugglingwriter6:07 AM

    That is an interesting story. Thanks for sharing :) It's one I probably would not have come across otherwise.

  2. I found it initially when I was doing research for THE MIDNIGHT SON and found it so interesting. Reminded me of the KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER books.