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Norse gods don't live on Mt. Olympus, but their abode is separate from that of humans.

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It’s titled The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion.
January 4, 2016: Added a review of Christopher Abram’s , a book that does a masterful job of tracing the development of the Norse myths during the Viking Age and the medieval period, and discussing what this development means for our understanding of what “Norse mythology” is.

The Gods and Goddesses of the Norse Religion - Wizardrealm

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Fehu can mean cattle, gold, or wealth in general.Uruz represents strength, speed, and good health.Thurisaz refers to the giants of Norse mythology.Ansuz could refer to any deity, but it was most often associated with Odin.Likely an important rune for the Vikings, Raido signified a long journey.Kenaz represents a torch or some other source of light.Gebo was used to denote a sacrifice to the gods.Wunjo can translate as comfort, joy, or glory.Hagalaz is the rune for hail, either in terms of the weather or hailing projectiles in battle.Nauthiz means need or necessity.Isa means ice.Jera translates as year or harvest.Eithwaz is the rune for yew, a sacred tree used to make rune wands.The meaning and/or translation of Perth remains unknown.Algiz denoted defense, protection, or self-preservation.Sowilo represented the sun, an important element in pagan worship.The rune of the war god Tyr, Tiwaz was often carved on weaponry.Berkano was associated with the birch tree, with Idun, goddess of spring, and with fertility.Ehwaz is the rune for horse.Mannaz means man or mankind.Laguz is associated with water.Ingwaz can refer either to the Danish hero Ing or to the Danes in general.Dagaz is the rune for day or daylight.Othila means inheritance or the passing on of property or knowledge.

 

Gods and Goddesses of Norse Mythology - ThoughtCo

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There are nine worlds in Norse Mythology, they are called Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim. The nine worlds in are held in the branches and roots of the world tree Yggdrasil. These realms are the home of different kind of beings, like the home of the Gods and Goddesses or giants.

Jarnsaxa is the Norse Goddess of the Sea and comes from the mythology of Scandinavia
April 3, 2017: Added an article on , the first article in a new series on the historical Vikings themselves (apart from “just” their religion/mythology). In time, this will become a major new section of the site.


The Volsunga Saga - Timeless Myths

August 14, 2017: Added This is the intro article to the ongoing series of articles on the Vikings themselves, apart from “just” their mythology and religion.

Volsunga Saga was the Icelandic version of the Nibelungen cycle

The most famous description of Valhalla in Old Norse literature, that of Grímnismál, portrays it as being located in , the gods’ celestial fortress.

Homosexuality in Viking Scandinavia - Viking Answer Lady

The afterlife is a complex matter in Norse mythology. The dead may go to the murky realm of —a realm ruled over by a female being of the same name, may be ferried away by valkyries to Odin's martial hall Valhalla, or may be chosen by the goddess Freyja to dwell in her field Fólkvangr. The goddess Rán may claim those that die at sea, and the goddess Gefjon is said to be attended by virgins upon their death. References to reincarnation are also made.

Hurstwic: Pagan Religious Practices of the Viking Age

The or the Giants are primordial, chaotic forces in Norse Mythology representing chaos. They are not inherently evil but their chaotic nature is a threat to the order of the gods which is needed for the worlds of Yggdrasil to be.

Little is known about heathen practices in the Viking age

June 6, 2016: My new book, The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion, is now out! It can be acquired as a Kindle ebook or a good, old fashioned print book at . I’m absolutely thrilled to finally be able to share this with you.