Viking Longship Rinda
Magical Paris and Normandy
Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside as you experience pivotal moments in history on this fascinating 8-day journey. Experience the exquisite gardens of Giverny, walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion.
Beautiful and headstrong, Rinda personifies the hard, frozen earth. She is the daughter of Billing, King of the Ruthenians, and wife of Odin, father of the gods. With Odin, Rinda has a son, Vali, whose destiny is to avenge the death of Odin’s older son, Baldur. When Baldur is killed with a branch of mistletoe by his blind brother Hodur, Odin learns of a prophecy that Vali, son of Rinda, would avenge Baldur’s death by slaying Hodur. And so Odin sets out to win Rinda’s hand, in order that the prophecy be fulfilled. Nine months after they marry, their son Vali is born. As foretold, Vali grows into a man in just one day, and travels to Asgard, home of the gods, where he kills Hodur with his bow and arrow.