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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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Gungnir (Odin’s Spear) – Meaning and Symbolism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Yggdrasil Symbol – Origins and Meaning

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?

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 ...

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