Norse Mythology

Celtic Symbols: Meaning of the Celtic knot, the triquetra.

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Celtic Symbols: Meaning of the Celtic knot, the triquetra.

Introduction to Celtic Symbols They can be found on many monuments and works from the pagan and Christian periods. Celtic culture, especially from the 8th century A.D. onwards, is characterised by magnificent interlacing such as those in the Book of Kells, but when studying archaeological finds, one must face the facts, the interlacing is not only the work of the Celts. Many runic stones and other Nordic Mythological works of art also feature splendid interlacing. And also Among the Slavs. The Main Celtic Symbols The Celtic Cross  The Celtic Knot ...

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    Norse Legend: A story of Norse Mythology Gods

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    Norse Legend: A story of Norse Mythology Gods

    The kidnapping of Idun, the Norse goddess  In an expedition between the Gods, Odin, Loki and Hoenir, a giant named Thjazi in his eagle form captures the God Loki and takes him into the air. He made him swear to bring out from Asgard the Goddess Idunn and her golden apples, which confer youth, strength, and eternal life. loki facts: The cunning trickster god  Loki as cowardly as he is, accepts and once in Asgard, he lures Idunn into a forest, where he says he has found apples similar to...

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    Yggdrasil: Meaning of the Tree of Life

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    Yggdrasil: Meaning of the Tree of Life

    Yggdrasil, The World Tree of Norse Mythology Yggdrasil is in Norse Mythology and among the Vikings, the Tree of the World. His name literally means "steed of the God Odin" The meaning of the Tree of Life Yggdrasil is represented as a huge ash tree with three roots connecting three different worlds (Ásgard, Midgard and Niflheim). The first root comes from the Hvergelmir spring, located in Niflheim. A dragon, Nídhögg, jealously guards this source and gnaws at the root. The second is born in the Mímir fountain, located in Jötunheim....

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    Name of Famous Vikings

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    Name of Famous Vikings

    The Viking series brought to the fore the Scandinavian tribes that marked Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries. While England has been one of the main theatres of their combat agility, they have also demonstrated their ability to extend beyond Europe's borders. Who are the Vikings? The Vikings are Scandinavian tribes from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. They are known for their business knowledge and military success. History holds back their violence, their savagery and the destruction of numerous monasteries and abbeys. They spoke in Old Norse and...

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    Rollo the Viking: The Duke of Normandy

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    Rollo the Viking: The Duke of Normandy

    Is Rollo Lothbrok a real person? The Ansher is yes ! of course ! According to the same Nordic sagas, Rollo was probably born in the middle of the 9th century (around 846) in Møre og Romsdal, in modern western Norway. Despite the fact that the details of his ethnic origins remain rather obscure until that date, it is known from his later social status as a count (jarl) that he was raised in a family of noble warriors. There is a permanent controversy between Danish and Norwegian historians concerning...

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