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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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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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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 ...

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Ragnar Lodbrok – The Myth and The Man

Ragnar Lodbrok is simultaneously one of the most famous Viking heroes and a person so shrouded in mystery that historians are still not sure who he was. ...

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Ginfaxi – Icelandic Swastika-Like Symbol of Good Luck and Wrestling

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

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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