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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07MAR 2017
Norse gods Hel

Norse gods Hel

Hel is a giantess the daughter of Loki the trickster God and the giantess Angrboda. She is also the sister of the wolf Fenrir and the world serpent Jormungand. It was Odin the chief of the Aesir who threw Hel down into the underworld, Hel then made the underworld into her own realm and crowned herself Queen of Helheim. The entrance into Helheim The entrance into Helheim, is guarded…

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07AUG 2017
Norse gods and goddesses names

Norse gods and goddesses names

Odin (or, depending upon the dialect Woden or Wotan) was the Father of all the Gods and men. Odhinn is pictured either wearing a winged helm or a floppy hat, and a blue-grey cloak. He can travel to any realm within the 9 Nordic worlds. His two ravens, Huginn and Munin (Thought and Memory) fly over the world daily and return to tell him everything that has happened in Midgard. He…

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10AUG 2017
Thor the viking god

Thor the viking god

Disney/Marvel’s, the third pic in the superhero franchise, hits screens this fall. Today, we’ve got the first teaser. Set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song, ” the clip introduces new cast members including Cate Blanchett’s ruthless villain Hela, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. It also sees Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god meet up with former ally and fellow…

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