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Sigyn's page claims she's Vali's mother. Needs to be fixed on one of the page at least. JidGom 15:46, 20 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Fixed some common misconceptions, added citations, merged[edit]

Noticed the mess, cleaned up a bit. Váli errors are up there with "vikings wear horned helmets" on the common misconception scale (though perhaps a bit more on the obscure and scholarly side,) so we will see if it actually sticks.

I just cited direct translations of the actual texts for the most part. Thinking about it, it is a common misconception among even scholarly circles, but when you get this far into the academic weeds that's pretty common I suppose.

Would appreciate citations pointing towards the original texts if it gets edited: I'm fine with being wrong, but "some guy said so after the fact" is a poor rebuttal to the quotes from the closest sources we have avaliable to the original. Indirect sources are how you get horned helmets. (talk) 17:45, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Wording of first bit.[edit]

The phrase "Vali (ON: Váli) was in Norse mythology a son of the god Odin (Old Norse: Óðinn) and the giantess Rindr." isn't good grammar as it stands. The reader gets as far as "Vali was in Norse mythology", which seems like a full sentence, then doesn't know how to interpret the "a son of the god..." correctly. I hope you like the version with just the commas. I agree about the flow. I'll help you in putting the commas in all the other articles if you want --Mike C | talk 10:25, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Has been replied on Mike's talk page. Mark 11:45, 22 October 2005 (UTC)