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Trolls in Norse Mythology

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

“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

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

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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11 Legendary Norse Mythology Weapons

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?

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 ...

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Who is Gullveig? Norse Mythology

Gullveig is one of those special characters in Norse myths and legends that is scarcely mentioned but yet plays an important role. The subject of endless ...

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Nerthus – Norse Mythology

Nerthus – is she yet another Norse goddess of the Earth or is she something truly special? And if it’s both, maybe Nerthus can help explain why there are so ...

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Nidhogg – Norse Mythology

Most cultures across the globe have legends of dragons and terrifying serpent-like monsters, and the Norse are no exception. In addition to Jörmungandr, the ...

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Hugin and Munin – Odin’s Ravens Odin’s

The Allfather god Odin is typically depicted with a pair of ravens on his shoulders. Odin’s ravens, known as Hugin and Munin (pronounced HOO-gin and MOO-nin ...

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