Norse Mythology
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Krampus – The Terrifying Christmas Devil

Krampus is a strange mythological being with rather unique looks and symbolism. Half-goat and half-demon, this terrifying being has mysterious origins that ...

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15 Unique Creatures of Norse Mythology

The nine worlds of Norse mythology are full of bizarre mythical creatures such as giants, dwarves, elves, norns and the Kraken. While Norse mythology is ...

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Hlidskjalf – The High Seat of the Allfather Odin 

Hlidskjalf is a name most people haven’t heard about unless they have delved deep into Norse mythology. The special throne of the Allfather god Odin, ...

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Who Are the Jötunn (Giants) of Norse Mythology?

Norse mythology is full of fantastic creatures, many of which have been the basis of beings and myths in other religions as well as in much of the modern ...

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Muspelheim – the Realm of Fire That Created and Will End the World

Muspelheim, or just Muspell, is one of the core Nine Realms of Norse mythology. A place of ever-burning hellish fire and the home of the fire giant or fire ...

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The Nine Norse Realms – And Their Significance in Norse Mythology

The cosmology of Nordic myths is fascinating and unique in many ways but also somewhat confusing at times. We’ve all heard about the nine Norse realms but ...

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Ginnungagap – Cosmic Void of Norse Mythology

Ginnungagap is an elusive name, one that even fans of Norse mythology may not have heard of. Yet, it is one of the core concepts in all of Norse mythology ...

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Asgard – the Divine Realm of the Norse Æsir Gods

Asgard is the famous realm of the Æsir or Aesir gods in Norse mythology. Led by the Allfather Odin, the Asgardian gods live in Asgard in peace throughout ...

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Hoenir – A Major Norse God and a Lot of Contradictions

The mysterious Norse god Hoenir is often cited as a brother to the Allfather Odin. He is one of the oldest deities in the Norse ...

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Ukonvasara – Hammer of the Finnic Thunder God

The Norse and the broader Scandinavian runes are as fascinating as they are confusing. Some of the more confusing runes are the hammer-shaped or reverse ...

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Lagertha – The Real Story of the Legendary Shieldmaiden

The legendary Norse shieldmaiden Lagertha is one of the strongest and most prominent examples of historical warrior women. Yet, the question persists - was ...

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Norse Runes Explained – Meaning and Symbolism

Odin, the Allfather of Norse mythology, once impaled his own heart with the mighty Gungnir spear and hung from the World Tree Yggdrasil for nine days and ...

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