Posts Tagged ‘norse’

Surtr: Norse Mythology’s Giant God of Fire and Apocalypse

By ALEKSA VUČKOVIĆ Giants, demigods, dwarves and elves – all these creatures made the Old Norse mythology so Source

Norwegian Basement Yields Norse Iron Treasures, Museologists Ecstatic!

A Norwegian man made a unique discovery back in the 80s while he was digging out a water well. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Norse Greenlanders Traveled to North America and Europe for Timber for Five Centuries

When Norse colonists arrived on Greenland in the 10th century, they needed a lot of wood to build houses, storage buildings and ships. While most households relied on wood from trees that grew locally and on driftwood, which was plentifully available, Norse elites had their own ideas. They instead relied on high-quality timber imported from […]

Oldest Inscription of ‘Odin’ Resets Beliefs About Norse Mythology

Archaeologists in Denmark are celebrating the discovery of the oldest inscription mentioning the god Odin. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Writings News History & Archaeology Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

The Saga of the Völsungs: Epic Story of the Greatest Norse Heroes

Much of what we know about Norse mythology and history comes from their sagas. These are stories written in the Old Norse language that recount early Viking voyages, battles, and feuds between prominent families, as well as myths and legends. The most famous of these legendary sagas is the Saga of the Völsungs. The first […]

The Magical, Mythical Elves and Dwarves of Norse Legend

Today if one thinks of either elves or dwarves, the first thing to come to mind is likely to be the works of J.R.R Tolkien. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

Norse Creation Myth: Fire and Ice from the Abyss

The Norse people were the ancient tribal communities of Scandinavia, who in the modern day are often referred to or thought of as the Vikings (who were actually a subset of them).  Read more Section:  News Human Origins Folklore Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

Ymir in Norse Mythology: A Cosmic Creation Story

The story of Ymir and the creation of the universe typifies the emphasis on sacrifice as a theme, in Nordic myth and in creation stories around the world.  Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

Midgard: Norse Mythology’s Realm of the Humans

The Viking universe was a complicated one. It was made up of nine different realms. Different realms were home to different races, and each had different themes. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

The Story, Symbols and Powers of Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love

Freya is old Norse for “lady” and was the name given to the Norse goddess of love. Whilst she certainly sought out passion and pleasure, she was a complex character. In fact, to the Vikings she was a powerful force, a goddess on par with Odin and Thor within the legends of Norse mythology. The […]

Nidhogg, the Chaos Bringing Dragon of Ancient Norse Mythology

A dark dragon, feathered, with corpses strewn about its body. An ancient evil that nibbles away at the structure of the universe itself. The “curse-striker.” A beast constantly engaged in a battle of wits with eagles, communicating with them by… a squirrel? All this and more is part of the mythology of Nidhogg in Norse […]

Jormungandr: The Misunderstood Midgard Serpent of Norse Mythology

Jormungandr, the world serpent, was an integral part of Norse mythology. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later 

Kvasir and the Mead of Poetry in Norse Mythology

For the ancient Vikings, poetry was a way to tell the stories of their gods, their religion, their heroes and villains. Works that have survived centuries are told with such eloquence; it would only be fitting that they had a story to explain their origin. Although there are several versions, they are always centered on […]

What’s a Viking Sword? What’s not? The Distinctions of Norse Weaponry

A scourge of early medieval Europe, the Vikings were a fearsome group. The very thought of a Viking sword slashing before you conjures images of fearless warriors raiding and pillaging villages, leaving chaos in their wake.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News Ancient Places Europe Read Later 

BL – Norse Mythology and the Old Testament

Norse Mythology Old Testament Roots (   The post BL – Norse Mythology and the Old Testament appeared first on EURO·FOLK·RADIO. Source

Seidr Norse Magic And Noaidi Shamans Shaping Destinies

Controlling outcomes, steering destiny and reversing fate in ancient times was all about spells and old-school hands-on magic. Practitioners in ancient Greek and Rome commonly used ‘binding spells’ to affect the outcomes of trade transactions, affairs of the heart and to wage revenge, while ancient Jews maintained a universal magical system known as ‘kabbalah’ which […]

The Archetypal Origins Of Norse And Celtic Sea Deities

Long before the chemical composition of water was discovered, ancient cultures recognized it as the elixir of life, protected and ruled over by powerful deities.  Read more Section:  News History Read Later  Source

Ancient Norse Teeth Plaque Helps Explain Pandemics

A team of Norwegian scientists have been tracking the evolution of diseases in medieval bodies. Not only have they added to the understanding of how diseases become pandemics, but they’ve revealed new insights into the long-term effects of ‘elite breeding’ patterns. Ready for a mouthful? Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi C causes what’s known as ‘enteric […]

Operation Omicron – The Norse And Roman Gods Odin and Kronos

By Nathan Leal | Watchmancry This disclosure will expose the plan of the New World Order Beast, which includes destroying the present world which for them, requires a massive depopulation campaign, to usher in their new age of trans-humanism. If you have not repented, I would suggest that you do, because their New Age Dystopian nightmare has already […]

Ullr – The Norse Bow God

By Anthony Roe In the story of the bow and arrow there is other evidence of its sacred use and supernatural associations. The bow appears occasionally in the hand of an archer on gold bracteates of the Migration period, and also on the Gallehus horns from fifth century Denmark. In one scene an archer is aiming at […]

The Norse Myth That Inspired “The Lord of the Rings”

Renegade Editor’s Note: I am not a big fan of the animation, but the narration is good. The dwarves were master craftspeople. One dwarf, Andvari, forged marvelous creations. He often took the form of a fish and, one day, he swam to the land of the water nymphs, who guarded mounds of gold. When the […]

Norse Explorers Reached Azores 700 Years Before Portuguese

Until now it was believed that the Azores island group was discovered by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century. However, a new study shows Norse explorers had brought animals to the islands 700 years earlier. Furthermore, the Norsemen burned and engineered the wild wooded landscape to better suit cattle grazing. The view of Mt. Pico […]

The Norse God Odin: Viking God of War, Father of Thor, But There’s More

Odin is the chief deity of the Norse pantheon. Although Odin was worshipped more generally in Germanic paganism, the information we have today about this god is derived mostly from Norse mythology. These pieces of information include both written sources, such as myths, and archaeological finds, that combined paint a complex picture of this Norse […]

Talk Like a Viking! 10 Everyday English Words with Old Norse Origins

Did you know that many words we use today such as “husband,” “happy,” and “egg” are of Old Norse origin? No? Well, this isn’t surprising, as in the minds of many people the Vikings were nothing but a bunch of brutal savages. They were however more sophisticated than most people tend to believe. Their rich […]

Of Runes And Sacrifice: The Initiation Ritual Of Odin in Norse Myth

The total of the poetic, mythological and sapiential heritage of the ancient and early medieval Scandinavian tradition is contained in the texts canonically collected under the title of  Edda. Within this title are usually indicated two distinct dramas: one written in prose by the great Icelandic poet Snorri Sturluson (1170-1241 AD) around 1220 and therefore […]

Under Floor Hiberno-Norse Structure Now On View At A Dublin Supermarket

A new Lidl supermarket in Ireland is offering shoppers insights as to how the ancient Viking people lived in the city, by making an ancient Hiberno-Norse structure viewable through glass floor panels. The Hiberno-Norse people were descendants of Vikings living in Ireland: they were a mixture of Scandinavian and Gaelic heritage. The new Lidl supermarket […]

The God-Gifted Weapons of Norse Mythology

The Vikings were warriors and therefore weaponry was at the forefront of their culture, and this is why the heroes and gods of Norse religion and folklore were armed with a range of awesome weapons that were used to control and alter the natural course of things, including the physical laws of the Norse universe. […]

Iðunn and Eden – Comparing Norse and judeo-Christian Myths

Given that it is the season of fall, when apples fall from trees, I thought I would discuss one of my favorite myths, which is that of Nordic goddess Iðunn. Iðunn is the keeper of Asgard’s apples, which keep the Gods youthful. Her name is said to mean “ever young”, “rejuvenator”, or “the rejuvenating one.” […]

Going to Hel and Back: The Realm of the Norse Goddess of the Underworld

By far, Loki’s most well-known children are the ones he had with the giantess Angurboda. These include the wolf Fenrir, the Midgard Serpent Jormugandr, and the goddess Hel. Legends say that the children were born in a dark cave in Jotunheim and the gods saw them as symbols of pain, sin, and death. The Aesir […]

The Beothuk Key: Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada

Two mysteries – one Oriental, one Western – have attracted considerable attention recently both in academic and popular spheres: the disappearance of the Seventh Chinese Treasure Fleet and the disappearance of the people of Greenland. Until now, people have not considered that the two stories might be somehow connected. Indeed, although very much in retrospect, […]

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