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 …


Why Odin is One-Eyed?

Among all the Gods in Norse mythology, Odin is one of the mightiest and admirable figures. He is the chief of Aesir Gods, the god of war and death, as well as the sky god and the god of wisdom. Odin for long has been depicted with words or pictures as an old man in a …


Viking Cuture

Viking Art

Viking Culture The Vikings were a proud and powerful nation. Their history, culture, and especially sophisticated mythology fascinates humanity today across all continents. They are known above all as mighty warriors and capable sailors who managed to penetrate almost all parts of the world. But, it would be a mistake to link the Vikings only …


Vikings Culture and Art

Viking cuture

Rune font The most well-known element of Viking culture is the Rune font, which is special in stone. For example, it was used to enumerate witch formulas, it was described by tombstones. But they are also known as runes written ballads of skalds (northern wandering singers). Viking Fine Arts Viking Arts had a distinctly ornamental …


How the Vikings fought

How the Vikings Fought

The Vikings fought effectively and disciplined because of mutual relations between crew members. These mutual links were definitely more pronounced than most of their opponents. The considerable mobility allowed them to cope with the numerical superiority of the enemy. They attacked the wedge-shaped formation on which they were the best fighters. The Vikings were known …


Viking ships

Viking Ship

Viking ships were the main weapon in a robbery. In the beginning, archaeologists cannot explain the constructive secrets of such successful vessels. But, the second half of the 19th century was a major change in this respect. Features of Viking ships The Viking fleet was constructed as a langskip. That was an 8th-century warship with …