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Surtr – Symbolism and Importance in Norse Mythology

Surtr is a popular figure in Norse mythology, and one who plays a pivotal role during the events of the end of the Norse world, Ragnarok. Often associated ...

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Chrysaor – The Son of Medusa

Little is known about the story of Chrysaor, son of Poseidon and Medusa, and precisely that is what makes it so intriguing. Though he was a minor figure, ...

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Fafnir – Dwarf and Dragon

Fafnir is one of the most famous dragons in Nordic myths and legends, so much so that he’s the inspiration of the dragons in Tolkien’s work and through them ...

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Jörmungandr – The Great World Serpent

There are many monsters in Nordic folklore and mythology but none inspire as much terror as the World Serpent Jörmungandr. Even the World Tree dragon ...

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Heracles – Greatest of the Greek Heroes

Although more popularly known by his Roman name Hercules, Heracles remains the greatest of all heroes in Greek mythology. So astonishing were his feats that ...

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Hephaestus – The Greek God of Crafts

Hephaestus (Roman equivalent Vulcan), also known as Hephaistos, was the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmanship, fire, and metallurgy. He was the only god ...

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Gungnir (Odin’s Spear) – Meaning and Symbolism

Among the most powerful and important objects of Norse mythology, the Gungnir refers to Odin’s spear. The very word ‘gungnir’ means to tremble or to sway. ...

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Andromeda – Ethiopian Princess

Andromeda is the quintessential damsel in distress, a Greek princess who had the misfortune of being sacrificed to the sea monster for seemingly petty ...

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Ariadne – Queen of Mazes

Often portrayed asleep on the shore of Naxos, where she was abandoned, with Dionysius lovingly gazing at her, Ariadne is more than just a helpless woman ...

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Achilles – Greek Hero of the Trojan War

Considered the greatest of all Greek heroes who took part in the Trojan War, Achilles was introduced by Homer through his epic poem, the Iliad. Described as ...

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Aphrodite – Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty

The goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (known as Venus in Roman mythology) is one of the most recognizable names in Greek myth. Aphrodite is portrayed as ...

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Mímir – Nordic Symbol of Wisdom

The Nordic god Odin is widely recognized as the god of wisdom in the Norse pantheon. However, even he adheres to the wise counsel of other wiser deities, ...

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