Beneath Yggdrasil’s Shadow

I have a story published in this anthology! Norse goddesses—right up my alley!

Sorry to just have the buy link but you have to go there to see the cover pic. The pics I took from the FB announcement are truncated.



or tiny


Anyway, it’s the expurgated version of a story that was deemed too nasty to be published by another magazine. Thanks to Fantasia Divinity for taking it on 🙂


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

33 thoughts on “Beneath Yggdrasil’s Shadow”

      1. I was reading things like Jurrasic Park as a kid, with all the dinos eating people and whatnot. Interestingly, I am currently listening to a lecture on greek mythology, and the lecturer made a big point about how the concept of heroes has changed so much since that time. Heroes in greek myth were not always good, typically flawed, often causing immense suffering to those around them. Our modern concept of heroes and even fairy tales are much different than they used to be.

      2. True. In terms of morality, the Greeks are true shits. The Norsemen are much closer to home and closer to us in morality, so they condemned rape and murder, but it didn’t stop them including them in their stories, because evil happens. It’s the taking of rape and mutilation as a normal fact of life that would be (and is in the Greek myths) reprehensible.

  1. More good news!
    Yes, Americans are queasy about mythical violence, although they seem fine with their schoolchildren being murdered by young men with guns. (K)

      1. “We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.” Don Miguel Ruiz

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