Norse Mythology
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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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Ask and Embla – The First Humans in Norse Mythology

Ask and Embla are the first humans created by the gods, according to Norse mythology. As the legend goes, all people today are their descendants and ...

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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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Sleipnir – Odin’s Eight-Legged Stallion

Sleipnir is the most legendary horse in Norse mythology and arguably one of the most famous horses throughout all of the world’s religions. With eight ...

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Jotunheim – Norse Realm of Giants and Jötnar

Jotunheim, or Jötunheimr, is one of the Nine Realms in Norse mythology and an antithesis to the divine realm of Asgard. Unlike the orderly and gorgeous ...