Hel

Image of Hel Death Goddess

Every land in Norse myth has its own king or queen who presided over the whole realm. Hel the goddess of death ruled the land of Helheim. Hel Death Goddess was the daughter of Loki the trickster and Angrboda Giantess, and the sister of two monstrous villains. They were respectively Jormungandr the Midgard Serpent and Wolf …


Jormungandr

Image of Thor and Jormungandr Midgard Serpent encountering

Jormungandr was the name of the Midgard Serpent. Jormungandr Midgard Serpent was the son of Loki and giantess Angrboda and the brother of Wolf Fenrir and the Underworld ruler Hel. So enormous was he that his body built up a circle surrounding the entirety of the Midgard (the land of human) which coined him the …


Fenrir

The image of Monstrous wolf Fenrir

Fenrir, also known as Fenrisúlfr, was the most monstrous and the most savage wolf in Norse mythology. The word “Fenrir” means “He Who Dwells in The Marshes” or “the Fen-dweller”. In the myth, huge, hairy he appeared. And he got the razor-sharp teeth. Wolf Fenrir was so fearsome for when he opened his mouth, his …


Tyr

In Norse mythology, Tyr was the god of war and also the sky god. He was the bravest god of all the Norse gods. Tyr Brave God was likewise the god of Justice and Honor. He was the Lawgiver of the Gods. Tyr in Norse myth was depicted as a war god with only one …


Frigg

Image of Frigg Norse Goddess spinning the clouds

Apart from Odin the Allfather, the only goddess that was permitted to sit on the high seat Hlidskjalf of Odin in Asgard was Frigg Norse Goddess – The Earth Mother.     Up in the Hlidskjalf, they would observe the whole world. Frigg was the wife of Odin and the mother of Balder and Hod. …


Odin

Odin the Allfather

The chief of the Aesir gods was Odin the Allfather. Most of the time, Odin was illustrated as an old man with the long white beard, wearing a dark cloak and a floppy hat. He spoke only in poems and he granted his ability to compose poems at his pleasure. Odin sometimes disguised himself in …


The Nine Worlds of the cosmos (Part 2)

In The Nine Worlds of the cosmos (Part 1), we have shared the interesting information of five realms in Norse mythology. This blog post will provide the rest of awesome knowledge about other four realms: Jotunheim, Niflheim, Muspelheim, and Helheim. Of Nine Worlds in Norse mythology, these four realms were always related to darkness. Jotunheim – the land …


The Nine Worlds of the cosmos (Part 1)

Yggdrasil or the Tree of Life in Norse mythology was the symbol of the interconnectedness of the whole things in cosmos. This oak tree held nine realms, which were Asgard, Midgard, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Nidavellir, Jotunheim, Niflheim, Muspelheim, and Hel, within its branches and roots. Nine worlds in Norse myth were the homelands of many different …


Midgard – Land of Humans

Midgard Human land

Of all the Nine Realms in Norse mythology, there was only one visible world to the normal eyes. Midgard was the name of that place. The people who dwelled in the land of Midgard Human land were just the normal human with flesh and blood. However, this place was of importance in Norse myth because only the normal people …


Asgard – Land of Gods

Aesir God Realm

  On the upper branches of Yggdrasil, there lay Asgard the divine place of the Aesir Gods and Goddesses. Aesir Gods were the one of two main race of Gods in Norse myth. Odin the Allfather was the chief God who ruled Asgard. There are many mysterious and interesting things inside the Asgard gates but …