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Ginfaxi – Icelandic Swastika-Like Symbol of Good Luck and Wrestling
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The Norse languages are full of hundreds of fascinating symbols, many of which we still don’t fully understand today. One such curious example is the ...

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Algiz Rune – History and Meaning
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Also known as Elhaz, the Algiz rune is one of the characters of the runic alphabet used by the Germanic peoples of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland, ...

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The Norse Draugar – First Zombies of Europe?
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Draugr is a menacing sounding name for a menacing creature. Also called draug or draugar (plural), a draugr is an undead monstrosity in Norse mythology, not ...

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Trolls in Norse Mythology
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Norse mythology has given many unique creatures, myths, and symbols to the world, and chief among them are the various types of Norse trolls. Typically ...

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Ratatoskr – The Norse Messenger Squirrel and Bringer of Doom
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“Bringer of Doom” can feel like an exaggeration for a squirrel and Ratatoskr is indeed a minor character in Norse mythology. However, the red squirrel’s ...

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15 Best Books on Norse Mythology
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Norse mythology is an endlessly fascinating topic which has had a profound impact on modern culture, and there have been many books written about the ...

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Huldra – The Seductive Forest Beings of Norse Mythology
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The huldra or hulder may sound rugged and masculine but they are actually exceptionally fair female mystical beings in Norse mythology. In fact, through ...

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15 Unique Creatures of Norse Mythology
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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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11 Legendary Norse Mythology Weapons
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From the ancient Germanic tribes that plagued Rome to the medieval Viking raiders that reached North American shores, most Norse cultures have never shied ...

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Zeus vs Odin – How Do the Two Major Allfather Gods of Europe Compare?
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The “Old Continent” is a place of hundreds of ancient mythological pantheons and thousands of gods. Most of them are have been around for many millennia have ...