Who is Garm in Norse Mythology?

Who is Garm in Norse Mythology?

Norse mythology is based on the myths of the North Germanic people that began from Norse Paganism through Christianization of Scandinavia into the Scandinavian modern traditions. It consists of powerful and strong deities, heroes and beings that are derived from various sources that date back from before and after the pagan period.Some of these deities…

Jord Norse Mythology: Discover the Goddess

Jord Norse Mythology: Discover the Goddess

Jord – pronounced as "Yord" – is an obscure and rarely mentioned goddess in Norse mythology. She doesn’t play an active role save for being mentioned as the mother of Thor, and the daughter of Nott, also known as “Night” and “Anarr”. She is also talked about as being the personification of the earth, and the…

Discover the Norse Legend of Loki

Discover the Norse Legend of Loki

If you are one person intrigued by mythology, then brace yourself for yet another one: Norse mythology. Some sources refer to Loki as the son of Laufey and Farbauti and brother to Helblindi and Byleistr.Other sources say Loki is the father of Hel, the world serpent Jormungandr and the wolf Fenrir. By Sigyn his wife, Loki…

Baldur, the God of Light, Purity and the Summer Sun in Norse Mythology

Baldur, the God of Light, Purity and the Summer Sun in Norse Mythology

Thanks to somewhat consistent modern adaptations of Norse myths and gods, we have been seeing major deities of Norse mythology like Odin and Thor get more and more screen time. However, Norse mythology is so much more than just these two. We will be examining Norse gods and myths one by one and now is…

Sleipnir, Odin’s Horse in Norse Mythology, Facts and Myths

Sleipnir, Odin's Horse in Norse Mythology, Facts and Myths

When one thinks of Norse mythology, surely the first name that comes to mind is Odin. The Norse god of war and death, the All-father had various powers such as foresight and mind projection as well as companions that helped him during his adventures. One of those companions was Sleipnir, the eight-legged steed Odin rode.…

Odin (Wotan/Woden), The God of War, Death, Wisdom and Poetry in Norse Mythology

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Norse mythology is arguably the richest and most vibrant collection of tales from a single culture that mankind has inherited from its progenitors. Their tales, where heroes with names like Odin and Thor live, love and fight have entertained and enthralled us for centuries. Characters in Norse myths are generally aligned in the traditional good…

Norse Gods and Goddesses – Norse Mythology Pantheon

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The pantheon and mythology of the Norse gods is somewhat similar to the Roman and Greek ones with which the average person is more familiar. There is Creation, Heaven and Hell, and a rich tapestry of gods, goddesses and other magical beings who live, love and fight with each other. A less common feature of…

Mjolnir/Mjölnir, The Hammer of Thor: Meaning and Symbolism in Norse Mythology

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Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor is undeniably one of the most popular fictional objects in popular culture today. It has been helped in no small part to that position by the spectacular success of the Avengers movie series and especially the popularity of Thor, the Norse god who wields it. However, as is all too…

Fenrir/Fenris, The Giant Wolf In Norse Mythology

Fenrir/Fenris, The Giant Wolf In Norse Mythology

Norse mythology is full of gigantic, terrifying beasts and mythological creatures but the one beast that stands out amongst all is Fenrir, the giant wolf. Here is all you need to know about Fenrir Fenrir (pronounced FEN-rir), sometimes also called Fenrisulfr (or Fenris in its short form), is a colossal wolf with abominable strength. He…