So, last night, someone tried to tell me that the Old Norwegian and Old Icelandic rune poems were tainted by the tendency for humans to perceive giants as malicious and evil. When I read the poems and studied them, i never once got that impression. The way I read them is the struggle between overly expanded ego and tightly controlled ego, and the effects each has on others.
I want to ask the expert, am I way off base here? Do I need to reexamine the poems? I don’t see the giants in Norse myth as malicious or evil, but through their own perspectives as beings. I mean, its like calling a demon evil, it seems.