26SEP 2018
Chief Norse gods

Chief Norse gods

The only two original sources of Norse mythology are two Icelandic texts, the Elder Edda (first written around a.d. 1300 but containing earlier tales) and the Younger Edda (written by Snori Sturluson at the end of the 1100s). The Norse myths are bleaker than the Greek and Roman tales. Norse gods live in a high plane called Asgard, where they await the inevitable doom that faces…

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27AUG 2018
norse god of strength

norse god of strength

He’s the son of THOR and giantess JARNSAXA, which easily explains his formidable strength. In fact he’s even stronger than his dad. One day, THOR was lying trapped under the colossal leg of a stone giant he’d just demolished. Try as they might, the Gods just could not free him. Sadly they sent for THOR’s young son MAGNI to make his fond farewells. Good god, dad,said the lad, what…

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04AUG 2017
odin viking god pictures

odin viking god pictures

Odin Also called Wodan, Woden, or Wotan, one of the principal gods in . His exact nature and role, however, are difficult to determine because of the complex picture of him given by the wealth of archaeological and literary sources. The Roman historian stated that the Teutons worshiped Mercury; and because dies Mercurii (“Mercury’s day”) was identified with (“Woden’s day”), there…

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26JUL 2017
nordic god tattoos

nordic god tattoos

January 2016 will mark 20 years for Pagan Tattoo. Well, back in the first days, we were called Pagan’s Hammer Tattoos. In 2 we dropped the “hammer from the name, because everyone just called the shop “Pagan’s” or “Pagan Tattoo”. 20 years; with the same core people, the same core philosophy, the same slightly dark approach to tattoo aesthetics, the same community and more or less…

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03MAY 2017
Nordic gods

Nordic gods

The Immigrant Trunk is full of hands-on artifacts that reflect common objects brought by Nordic immigrants to America during the nineteenth century. Use the classroom activities and teacher’s manual, personal belongings, and replicas of immigrant documents from the Museum’s collection to bring history alive. Let the Immigrant Trunk give your class a personal glimpse into the immigration…

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