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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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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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Valknut Symbol – Norse Enigmatic Symbol

The Valknut is a recognizable yet somewhat enigmatic symbol. This ancient Norse and Germanic sign goes so far back that archeologists and historians don’t ...

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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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Troll Cross – Meaning and Origins

The famous – or infamous – troll cross, or trollkors, symbol is an interesting example of how people can still make up new runes and symbols, even if there ...

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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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Vegvisir Symbol – Meaning, Origins and History

The Vegvisir (pronounced VEGG-vee-seer) is an ancient Norse symbol that is believed to provide safety for those who are embarking on a long voyage. The ...

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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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