30NOV 2017
odin and Thor viking gods

odin and Thor viking gods

The Norse deities came in two flavors, the Vanir and the Aesir. The Vanir were the older, fertility gods; they included Freyr, Freya, and Njord. The Aesir were more modern, warlike gods, which included Odin and Thor. The Norse told a story of a war between the Vanir and the Aesir after the creation; the deities formed a truce and exchanged members with the result that they fused…

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21NOV 2017
Thor the norse god of thunder

Thor the norse god of thunder

Height 6 6 ; (Blake) 5’9 Weight 640 lbs; (Blake) 150 lbs. Powers As the son of Odin and Gaea, Thor s strength, endurance and resistance to injury are greater than the vast majority of his superhuman race. He is extremely long-lived (though not completely immune to aging), immune to conventional disease and highly resistant to injury. His flesh and bones are several times denser…

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22OCT 2017
Viking gods for children

Viking gods for children

For a very long time, the Vikings believed in many gods and goddesses. These gods were called the Norse gods, or gods of the north. The gods of the Vikings looked like ordinary people. They had the same faults that people have like jealously and temper. The Norse gods were not immortal, but they lived very long lives and had magical powers. The Norse gods made their home high in…

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22SEP 2017
Thor the viking god of thunder

Thor the viking god of thunder

This tapestry from the Skog Church in Sweden depicts Thor flanked by Odin and Freyr. Photo by Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty In Norse mythology and religion, Thor is the god of thunder. He is typically portrayed as red-headed and bearded, and carrying Mjolnir, a magical hammer. Depictions of Mjolnir became popular adornment for warriors during the age of the Vikings, and it…

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11SEP 2017
List of Norse gods and goddesses

List of Norse gods and goddesses

The Vanir (Old Norse Vanir, pronounced “VAN-ear”) are one of the two principal tribes of deities featured in Norse mythology. (The other tribe is the Aesir.) Among their ranks are Freya, Freyr, Njord, and arguably the early Germanic goddess Nerthus as well. Their home is Vanaheim, one of the Nine Worlds held within the branches of the world-tree Yggdrasil. Controversies Unfortunately…

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02SEP 2017
Viking gods pictures

Viking gods pictures

Football Soccer - Portugal v Iceland - EURO 2016 - Group F - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-?tienne, France - 14/6/16 Iceland fans with a flagJason Cairnduff REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - With some invoking the Norse god Thor, Icelanders draped in blue and red celebrated a famous draw against Portugal at the European Championship by spilling into the streets of Reykjavik to chant Afram…

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30APR 2017
Norse god baby names

Norse god baby names

Names from Norse mythology has been given a popularity boost in recent years. From television shows like The Vikings to the blockbuster films Thor and How to Train Your Dragon, American audiences have embraced the inspiration of Asgard. The names below range from trendy to unusual to downright rare, but their sounds are all strong and unique. All have roots in Nordic and Germanic…

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26JUL 2017
Viking god of thunder

Viking god of thunder

Also known as the Thunderer, was considered to be a son of Fjorgyn (Jord) and Odin by some, but among many tribes Thor actually supplanted Odin as the favorite god. He is considered to be the protector of all Midgard, and he wields the mighty hammer Mjollnir. Thor is strength personified. His battle chariot is drawn by two goats, and his hammer Mjollnir causes the lightning that…

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