Norse Mythology

God Bragi: Son of Odin, God of Music and Poem

God Bragi was the god of music and poem in Norse mythology

Bragi was quite a strange name for many people. Yet, he was a part of Norse Pantheon. In Norse mythology, god Bragi was the god of Music and Poem. Bragi was the son of Odin and Gunnlod the guardian of the Mead of Poetry. Mythology had it that as Odin met Gunnlod in the cave …


Skoll and Hati: Devourers of Sun and Moon in Norse myth

Hati and Skoll in Norse mythology

When Ragnarok broke the sky and made Yggdrasil tremble, the Doomsday finally came in Norse mythology. The whole cosmos fell in darkness because the Sun and the Moon disappeared on the sky. It was Skoll and Hati who swallowed these shining stars. Who were Skoll and Hati? Skoll and Hati were two wolves that played …


Viking Stones: Andre Image Stones Explained

Viking Andre Image Stones Explained

Andre Image Stones were the collection of Viking images and runes. The stones dated back to around 8th century or 10th century. The Andre stones used to be materials to construct buildings in the past. Until the archaeologists found out how valuable the stones were, they started to protect the Andre Image Stones. This Andre …


Who Could Lift Mjolnir Thor’s Hammer in Norse Myth

Mjolnir hammer who could lift Mjolnir hammer in Norse mythology?

In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin the Allfather and the giantess Jord. Being half-god half-giant like Odin, Thor became a powerful and important god in the Norse Pantheon. In the modern adaptation, no one but Thor can lift the Mjolnir hammer of Thor. But this didn’t happen in Norse mythology. So who …


Skuldelev Ships: 5 Viking Ships Recovered From Water

Viking skuldelev ship

The Vikings fascinated us with their great shipbuilding skills. And the stories surrounding the Viking ships fascinated us even more. Many Viking ship excavations turned out to be the burial site. One uncommon excavation of Viking ship was that of Skuldelev Ships. Not only were there 5 ships that the archaeologists could find in the …


Viking Shieldmaiden: Bold, Brave, and Boisterous

Viking shieldmaiden was among the most inspiring things in the Viking age

When we think about the Vikings, we think about the male warriors full of beard hand wielding axe beheading the enemies. If we have to describe them in one word, we will choose “savage”. One cool topic to discuss about the Vikings is the historical existence of the Viking shieldmaiden. The Viking shieldmaidens were the …


The Five Important Viking Gods in Viking Community

Viking gods

The Vikings worshiped many gods. Each Viking god embodied a certain number of valuable qualities. In Norse mythology, not all of them appeared vividly. A few of the Viking gods were the important ones. This blog post would tell the stories of the five important Viking gods in Viking community. Who were the five important …


Thor Hammer Pendant: Viking Reaction to Christianity?

The glory of the Viking Age lasted roughly 3 centuries. Towards the end of its peak, the Vikings had the chance to met the Christians. And in the same time, they gradually converted themselves into the the Christians. However, according to the scholars, the Vikings once showed their resistance to the Christianity. A group of …


Viking Odin Artifact: The Viking Cult of Odin Worship

Viking Odin Artifact featuring Odin the Allfather on his High Throne with his ravens and wolves

Odin was among the most important and influential gods in the Viking belief. The Vikings respected and worshiped Odin who was the chief god of Asgard and god of war. From the Viking tales to the Viking archaeological excavation, we can see traces of Odin worship. Viking Odin artifact contributes a lot to describe the …


How Powerful Odin The Allfather in Norse Myth?

Odin the Allfather facing Fenrir the wolf in Ragnarok. As prophecy, Ragnarok was the doom of the gods. And in Ragnarok, the Powerful Odin fell.

Odin in Norse mythology was the father of many famous and mighty gods. He was the chief god ruling over Asgard the stronghold of Aesir gods. Odin’s sparkling hall in Asgard was Valhalla where Odin welcomed the bravest human warriors who fell in battle. Odin always appeared as an old man with white bear wearing …