Myths, legends of ancient world - Sigurd and Brynhild

The young man sat upon the bed of stone, his gaze drinking in the beauty of the maiden who slept at his side. From the auburn curls that fell over her pillow to the slender hands that lay uncurled upon her chest, Brynhild was exquisite.

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Myths and Legends The Blacksmith’s Fate

The treasure of Fafnir the dragon, gleamed in the light of the rising moon and at the cave’s entrance, a grin spread across the old blacksmith’s face. At last the treasure was his. All his. He had done well in plotting the destruction of his brother Fafnir and ensuring the death of Sigurd.

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Hachiko’s statue near Shibuya Train Station, Tokyo, Japan.


New vet from New Zealand at APS clinic until Dec 19th. Rachel Oliver, a vet from New Zealand, is volunteering her time to help the animals of Samoa. 

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Myths and Legends - The Blacksmith’s Plan

Sigurd the young Volsung slowed his mount to a trot and cast a questioning glance back at his old teacher whose mare was galloping to catch up. 

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Myths and Legends - The Last Volsung

The fleet of ships ploughed through the waves towards the land of the Hundings where King Lygni reigned and at the helm of the swiftest vessel stood the youth Sigurd.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient world

Queen Hjordis stood over the open trunk, her hand upon her chest.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient World Sigurd’s Sword

Regin the blacksmith was hard at work over his anvil. He was forging a sword for his pupil Sigurd, the son of Sigmund the Volsung. 

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dragon’s Treasure

The sun was sinking behind the mountains and in a large cave which was hidden beneath the rocks of a high cliff, something stirred and opened its mouth to yawn.

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Myths Legends and Ancient World - The Horse

Dawn had broken over the land of King Alf and a solitary figure on horseback could be seen making its way towards the grasslands. It was a boy, at the threshold of manhood, with the first down upon his chin.

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Myths Legends and Ancient World

Dawn was only moments away and upon the shores of Denmark a solitary figure was standing, looking out across the crashing waves to the distant horizon.

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Myths Legends Ancient World The Birth of Sigurd

King Alf of Denmark stood in the doorway of his longhouse looking out at the ramparts beyond. It had been many hours since darkness had fallen but the house was not still.

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Complaint from matai group about customary land upheld

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and staff failed to comply with their own policies and procedures on Technical Assistance to Samoa – Samoa Government Given Opportunity to implement promised Legislation Changes to address harms in complaint. This is a summary from the group of matai about the Chair’s Board Report on Eligibility of the Compliance Review Panel:


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Myths Legends of Ancient World

Dawn was only moments away and in the east an invisible hand had painted the sky yellow. One by one, the stars over King Alf’s kingdom began to blink sleepily and fade away.

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Myths Legends of Ancient World - King Alf

King Alf walked away from the fields that were littered with the lifeless bodies of King Eylimi’s men, towards the forest. 

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The Newcomers

“Who do you think they are, Mistress?” the handmaid of Hjordis was watching the ships that were approaching the shores of Eylimi’s kingdom.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Widow

Darkness fell and a deafening hush settled over the countryside. 

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Myths, legends of ancient world

“It’s beautiful isn’t it?” the Queen said laying her head upon Sigmund’s shoulder.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The old King

Above the land of King Eylimi, the stars were blinking sleepily and fading away one by one as dawn drew closer and upon the windswept shores, a solitary figure stood watching as an invisible hand painted the horizon orange.

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Myths, legends of ancient world

The girl sat on an outcropping of rock which was only inches away from the edge of the cliff overlooking the raging ocean below.

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Myths, legends of ancient world

Sigmund lowered his drinking horn and turned to smile at the king who sat at the head of the long table. It had been seven days since he had first arrived in Eylimi’s kingdom and each night the feast had been more grand that the last.

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Stop paying lip service to teachers

We’ve said this before and we will say it again. If the government means what it says about education, it really is time to put money where its mouth is. Judging from what we are seeing today; the government is not walking the talk.

Letters to the Editor

Hawaiki Cable

Re: Minister talks about the future You should’ve asked a question about the Hawaiki cable project which runs from N.Z. and Australia through Fiji, American Samoa to Hawaii and then onwards to the US mainland.

Street Talk

Paila Tavita

With Sir Gordon Tietjens at the helm, expectations heightened

At the beginning of the year, Sir Gordon Tietjens took over the Manu Samoa Sevens.

Think a Minute

What drives you? (Part 2)

Think a minute…What drives you? Yesterday we talked about three of the most common motivations that drive and control our lives. Today we will finish with two more. Many of us are driven by our love of money and the material things we can buy with it.



Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

Between the Lines


So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

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