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  • Tyr and Fenrir
    May 10, 2020

    Tyr - God of War in Norse Mythology

    Who was Tyr? Tyr was primarily known as the god of war in Norse Mythology and was renowned for his bravery, however he was also associated with justice and law. Although there were relatively few references to him in the...

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  • Baldur
    May 7, 2020

    Baldur

    In Norse Mythology Baldur was said to be the most beloved of all the Gods. He was the son of Odin and Frigg and had numerous siblings. Hodr was his only brother, however he also had several half brothers including...

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  • Fenrir biting Tyr's hand during the Binding of Fenrir
    May 4, 2020

    Fenrir

    Who was Fenrir? In Norse Mythology Fenrir, also known as 'Fenrisúlfr' in Old Norse, which translates to 'Fenris Wolf' in modern English, was a giant dire-wolf who featured in Norse Sagas. Fenrir was described in the stories as being an abnormally large wolf, in the Prose...

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  • Thor - The God of Thunder in Norse Mythology
    April 24, 2020

    Thor - The God of Thunder in Norse Mythology

    In Norse Mythology Thor was the favourite son of Odin and the god of Thunder. He was one of the most referenced gods in Norse sagas, in addition to being the most worshipped amongst the people of the Viking age.  His...

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  • Gungnir - The Spear of Odin
    April 15, 2020

    Gungnir - The Spear of Odin

    In Norse mythology Gungnir was the name given to Odin's trusty spear. Being a god of war Odin was often depicted with Gungnir by his side and was wielding it in many of the norse sagas in which he appeared. This...

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  • Bjorn Ironside
    April 14, 2020

    Bjorn Ironside

    Björn Ironside was a famous viking king who ruled over Sweden and was supposedly the son of Ragnar Lothbrok. In contrast to how he was depicted in the popular TV show Bjorn was actually the son of Ragnar and Aslaug,...

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  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    April 8, 2020

    Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary viking leader who lead numerous raids against the British Isles and northern France. The tales of his extraordinary exploits were immortalised by Icelandic sagas from the 13th century and more recently popularised by the TV show...

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  • Ivar the Boneless
    April 6, 2020

    Ivar the Boneless

    Was Ivar the Boneless? Ivar Ragnarsson also known as 'Ivar the Boneless' was a viking chieftain who lead the infamous great heathen army in an invasion of medieval England during the 9th century AD. If the Norse sources are to be...

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  • jormungandr - viking style
    April 3, 2020

    Jormungandr - The Midgard Serpent

    Who was Jormungandr? The nine realms of Norse mythology were inhabited by a variety of weird and wonderful creatures. Whilst many were good in nature, many were also terrifying and vicious monsters so powerful that they posed a threat to the Gods...

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