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In Norse mythology, there are two swans that drink from the sacred Well of Urd in the realm of Asgard, home of the gods. According to the Prose Edda, the water of this well is so pure and holy that all things that touch it turn white, including this original pair of swans and all others descended from them. The poem Volundarkvida, or the Lay of Volund, part of the Poetic Edda, also features swan maidens.

In Norse mythology, there are two swans that drink from the sacred Well of Urd in the realm of Asgard, home of the gods. According to the Prose Edda, the water of this well is so pure and holy that all things that touch it turn white, including this original pair of swans and all others descended from them. The poem Volundarkvida, or the Lay of Volund, part of the Poetic Edda, also features swan maidens.

"Shirts of Nettles" by Catlait.  Inspired by "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Andersen, my favorite fairy tale.

"Shirts of Nettles" by Catlait. Inspired by "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Andersen, my favorite fairy tale.

The Wild Swans -- Svend Otto Sørensen -- 1916-66 -- fairytale illustration The…

The Wild Swans -- Svend Otto Sørensen -- 1916-66 -- fairytale illustration The…

Love how those braids are done!  I imagine Lady Arwen's braids looking something like this.

Love how those braids are done! I imagine Lady Arwen's braids looking something like this.

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