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Týr – The Norse God of War

Týr (Tyr, Tiw, or Ziu in Old High German) was a Nordic and Germanic god of war. He was the most popular god among most ancient Germanic tribes until the ...

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Sif – Norse Goddess of the Earth and Wife of Thor

Sif is the Asgard goddess married to Thor, the god of thunder. She is called “the loveliest of women” in the Prose Edda by Icelandic author Snorri ...

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Baldur – Norse God of the Summer Sun

Baldur, also called Balder or Baldr, is one of the many sons of Odin and his wife Frigg. Despite Thor being the most famous son of Odin, in the legends ...

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Aegir– Norse God of the Sea

The Greeks have Poseidon, the Chinese have Mazu, comic-book readers have Aquaman, and the Norse have Ægir. Anglicized as Aegir or Aeger, this mythic ...

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Jörð – Earth Goddess and Mother of Thor

Thor’s mother in Marvel comics and movies may be Odin’s wife Frigg (or Frigga) but that’s not actually the case in Nordic mythology. In the real Norse ...

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Freya – Nordic Goddess of Love and War

Freya, also spelled Freyja, is a Nordic goddess of fertility, beauty, love, sex, as well as war and seiðr – a special kind of Norse magic. A beautiful and ...

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20 Norse Gods and Goddesses and Why They’re Important – A List

Like most ancient religions and cultures, the Nordic people had a very complicated pantheon of deities. With new gods from neighboring regions and tribes ...

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Surtr – Symbolism and Importance in Norse Mythology

Surtr is a popular figure in Norse mythology, and one who plays a pivotal role during the events of the end of the Norse world, Ragnarok. Often associated ...

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Fafnir – Dwarf and Dragon

Fafnir is one of the most famous dragons in Nordic myths and legends, so much so that he’s the inspiration of the dragons in Tolkien’s work and through them ...

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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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