28JUN 2018
Nordic gods names

Nordic gods names

Leila Brown, 2002 Glossary of Norse and German Mythology Craig Chalquist, MS PhD Myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless pattern, the religious formula to which life shapes itself…Whereas in the life of mankind the mythical represents an early and primitive stage, in the life of an individual it represents a late and mature one. - Thomas Mann The following list came from…

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29MAY 2018
Viking gods facts

Viking gods facts

Most people have some passing familiarity with Norse mythology and legend. Even the days of our modern week are named after its gods and goddesses. But there is a dark side to the Nordic mythos that few people are aware of. Some of the episodes described below reveal uncomfortable truths about the cosmos. Some exhibit the jaundiced eye with which the Norse viewed life and death…

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29APR 2018
Norse god, Ymir

Norse god, Ymir

Fast Facts: Pronunciation: EE-meer Origin: Norse Other Names: Aurgelmir, Brimir, Blainn Children: Generations Who Is Ymir? In Norse mythology, Ymir is known as the first being. He was a giant created from drops of water that formed when the ice of Niflheim mixed with the heat of Muspelheim. He was considered the father of all ice giants. The Norse creation narrative says that his…

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30MAR 2018
God of Thunder in Norse mythology

God of Thunder in Norse mythology

Thor (In Old Norse Þórr) is the almighty God of thunder in Norse mythology, he is the son of Odin and Fjörgyn. Thor is associated with the day thursday which is named after him. Thor has red hair and a beard, Thor is also known to be very ill tempered. Thor is associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees and strength, Thor is the strongest of all the Gods and the protector…

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28FEB 2018
Norse mythology Ragnarok

Norse mythology Ragnarok

In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of apocalyptic events that will define the end of the world, where giants of frost and fire will together fight the gods in a final battle that will ultimately destroy the planet, submerging it under water. According to the legend, the world will resurface, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two…

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29JAN 2018
Norse mythology god of War

Norse mythology god of War

God of War made a big splash at Sony s E3 press conference, where it surprised us with its quieter moments, a change in perspective, and Kratos s fatherhood. Director Cory Barlog joined GameSpot on its live E3 stage show, where he talked about Norse mythology. Barlog talked about how each culture s mythological belief system coexisted with one another and were all separated by…

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30DEC 2017
Main gods of Norse mythology

Main gods of Norse mythology

Brage is very wise and eloquent, and the god of skaldic poetry and prose. (Drawing by: Carl Wahlbom) In the beginning there were only native forests and wasteland. The Aesirs, one main group of Norse gods, cleared places to stay, both for themselves and the humans. They named the human’s home Midgard – because it is placed in the middle of the world. And in the middle of Midgard…

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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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