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  • Freya
    March 24, 2020


    Who was Freya? In Norse Mythology Freya, also known as 'Freyja' and 'Freja', was a goddess of the Vanir tribe, one of the two main groups of gods. She was born as one half of a pair of twins, her...

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  • Valkyries
    March 20, 2020


    Who were the 'Valkyries'? In Norse Mythology the Valkyries are a group of female spirits who help the leader of the Aesir tribe of Norse Gods, Odin. They would guide the souls of slain warriors to the halls of Valhalla where...

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  • Viking Shields
    March 13, 2020

    Viking Shields

    Viking age warfare was brutal and chaotic with swords, axes and arrows all flying around at the same time. Due to these many threats the Vikings had to develop methods of defence to protect themselves from harm. Along with their...

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  • Viking Ships
    February 28, 2020

    Viking Ships

    As a seafaring people the Vikings were heavily reliant on their ship building skills to maintain their way of life. Due to the geography of their native terrain, the numerous waterways and lakes and the long coastline it was vital...

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  • Ragnarok
    February 24, 2020

    The Prophecy of Ragnarok

    What was 'Ragnarok'? In many religions throughout history there existed an apocalyptic event which symbolises the end of the world and the human race, Norse mythology was no different. According to the Vikings this event would be known as Ragnarok, which...

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  • Norse Goddesses
    February 17, 2020

    Top 10 Norse Goddesses

    Freyja In Norse Mythology Freya (Spelt Freyja in Old Norse) was originally a Vanir Goddess, however she spent most of her time living with the Aesir because she was sent there as one of the hostages to ensure the peace...

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  • What is Asatru?
    February 15, 2020

    What is Asatru?

    Asatru is a neo-pagan religion that emerged with a revival of the old viking age beliefs during the 20th century. It is a polytheistic religion which worships numerous Gods, with its practitioners often referred to as 'heathens'. The pre-christian belief...

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  • Norse Mythology
    February 8, 2020

    Norse Mythology

    What is Norse Mythology? Norse Mythology was the pre-christian pagan belief system of the Northern Germanic peoples who inhabited Scandinavia in the Viking age. During this time the religion didn't have an official name, simply being known as the 'tradition'. It was...

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  • the nine realms - norse cosmology
    February 5, 2020

    The 9 realms explained - Norse Cosmology

    In Norse mythology there was an extended universe which consisted of various worlds or 'realms' which were home to different species and Gods. Yggdrasil, the tree of life, was considered to be the centre of the universe and connected all...

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