It’s been this bad for a long time.
It’s based on my history so I’m offended. We were way more BAMF than your obese creepy writer suggests and he’s so dark gritty reboot about it, like democracy has panned out so well… ya can’t bitch about monarchy when ya got nothing better and you don’t understand it.
He treats a monarchy like a slightly more sinister Wonka factory, with oppressed people in brown and covered in bodily fluids. Monty Python was kidding with the peasant stuff. Look up the revolt, revolutions, rebellions, strikes, damn man read more.
Basically 90% of it’s ripped off. Americans can’t write without ripping off dead Europeans.
Hemingway was a shitty Burton.
Edit: fine, I’ll tell you something no one else knows.
Edit: one more for luck and to show off.
The völva says that, presumably after Gullveig’s burning, she was called Heiðr and that Heiðr was a knowledgeable völva who could perform great feats:
As the vǫlva entered the room, she was hailed with reverence by the household, and then she was led to the high seat, where she was provided with dishes prepared only for her. She had a porridge made of goat milk and a dish made of hearts from all the kinds of animals at the homestead.