The Yggdrasil Highway Saga

in fiction •  2 years ago  (edited)



# 1 : In the beginning


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Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine,

it is stranger than we can imagine

Sir Arthur Eddington.
An English astronomer
(1882 - 1944)


ASGARD

A very long time ago,
by human standards,
in a another Universe.

It’s all about how you look at things. It depends upon perspective. For example, from the perspective of a group of ultra high-tech, almost god like, hillbillies.

“Pa....sume-a ooff zeem loo rent treeeler tresh frum ecruss zee vey dune-a stule-a sume-a ooff yuoor cheeckens”

(Pa....some of them low rent trailer trash from across the way done stole some of your chickens)

...Frigg told Odin one day.

They were in Valhalla, one of the Aesir’s Special purpose Dyson Sphere’s. Odin had been amicably chatting and laughing with his son Thor over a meal, something about Loki, Duva and a goat, Odin frowned at the disquieting news....

“I theenk zeey dune-a ooferstepped zeeur buoondereees Ma. I theenk it’s teeme-a und pest teeme-a thet ve-a du sumetheeng ebuoot zeem....permunently”

(I think they done overstepped their boundaries Ma. It’s time and past time that we do something about them....permanently)

Odin looked to Thor.

Thor took a swig of mead, swallowed and contemplated briefly. Strategy and tactics going through his head. He nodded to Odin.

“I’ll Cell oooot zee buys...Ve-a reede-a et devn”
I’ll call out the boys...We ride at dawn

And so it was that at dawn a small band of warriors led by Odin descended upon the chicken thief encampment . Thor was in his chariot with Mjollnir ready at hand. Odin rode with him carrying the spear gungnir. The chariot was pulled by Tanngniost and Tanngrisnir.

Thus they engaged the enemy and did Thor smite the miscreants on the jaw and did break their teeth. In similar fashion did Odin wreak terrible havoc among the foe as did likewise their companions in arms. They did rape, pillage and burn. They even got the order right. Such was their fervor that not one stone of the enemy fortifications was left upon another. The chicken thieves were destroyed root and branch. Only a very few, led by their clan leader Surt, escaped.

“Hoo’d it gu Pa? ”
How’d it go Pa?

Frigg asked when Odin returned. She handed her husband a horn of mead.

“Ve-a vhoopped zeeur ess”
We whupped their ass

Odin said before draining the horn in one mighty draught.

“Zeey vun’t be-a steeleeng uny cheeckens frum eruoond here-a egeeen unyteeme-a suun”
They won’t be stealing any chickens from around here again anytime soon.

That …...was one way of looking at it. It might not have happened EXACTLY that way, but close.

Seen from the perspective of the Chicken Thieves however.



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like it - I can enjoy drinking another coffee now!

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Good! Coffee is good for you.

Thankyou for sharing @everittdmickey