Tuesday, February 12, 2013

By Any Other Name...

The meaning of the name Ingeborgh is much more fun than I imagined. From the Old Norse, Ingibjorg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god, Ing. Then combined with -bjorg, meaning help or protection. Ing's domain in ancient Germanic mythology was fertility. Which means I am now in the possession of fertility protection boots! The FoL* section of my brain is now formulating the details of a twisted fertility rite involving an elaborate costume. Including boots, naturally. It is with the deepest regret that I inform you that I bought the last pair in the store. Ingeborgh. Goddess of Fertility. A way cooler bargain than I imagined for twenty one dollars and change. 

*Festival of Lechery

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