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Gungnir (Odin’s Spear) – Meaning and Symbolism
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Among the most powerful and important objects of Norse mythology, the Gungnir refers to Odin’s spear. The very word ‘gungnir’ means to tremble or to sway. ...

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Mímir – Nordic Symbol of Wisdom
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The Nordic god Odin is widely recognized as the god of wisdom in the Norse pantheon. However, even he adheres to the wise counsel of other wiser deities, ...

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Veldismagn – An Icelandic Magical Stave
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Iceland is renowned for its rich heritage of magic and mythology. Many of these magical beliefs are represented through signs and symbols, which are an ...

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What Is the Triple Horn of Odin? – History and Meaning
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The Norse and Vikings used many symbols, which held great significance in their culture. One such symbol is the Horn of Odin, also called the Triple ...

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Nordic (Viking) Symbols – A List with Images
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The Nordic cultures and peoples have brought us some of the most colorful and unique myths and symbols we’ve seen. They’ve inspired lots of later art and ...

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Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer) Symbol – Origins and Symbolism
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Mjolnir, or Mjǫllnir, in Old Norse, is the famous hammer of the god Thor. Thor (Donar in Germanic), is most famous as the God of Thunder but was also ...

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Fenrir – Origins and Symbolism
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Fenrir is one of the most famous mythological wolves in the world and has been the inspiration behind the creation of many other fictional wolf and hound ...

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Troll Cross – Meaning and Origins
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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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Yggdrasil Symbol – Origins and Meaning
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The mighty tree Yggdrasil is one of the most recognizable symbols from Norse mythology. Many ancient cultures and religions worship trees but few do it ...

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Odal Rune (Othala) – What Does It Symbolize?
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The Odal, or Othala rune, is one of the oldest and most widely used runes in most ancient Norse, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon cultures. In the Elder Futhark ...