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Yggdrasil

In Cosmology by Skjalden

Yggdrasil is an eternal green ash tree in Norse mythology. It stands in the middle of the world, with branches that stretch out over all of the nine realms. Each …

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Bifröst

In Cosmology by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Bifröst is the rainbow bridge that connects Asgard (home of the gods) with Midgard (home of humans). Bifröst has three colors and it is so big that …

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Ginnungagap

In Cosmology by Skjalden

Ginnungagap is the great yawning void of emptiness that existed before the cosmos was created in Norse mythology. There was nothing in the beginning, only darkness. Ginnungagap consists of two …

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The Nine Realms in Norse Mythology

In Cosmology by Skjalden

There are nine realms in Norse Mythology, they are called Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim. The nine worlds in Norse mythology are held in the branches …

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Ravnsborg Viking Summer Market

In Events by Skjalden

The Ravnsborg Viking summer market is placed right in the heart of nature, just outside the town of Korinth on southern Fyn. The market is usually held between the end …

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International Ribe Viking Market

In Events by Skjalden

The city of Ribe can be traced back 1,300 years, which makes it the oldest city in Denmark. It is believed that the first international marketplace in Scandinavia began in …

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Moesgaard Viking Moot

In Events by Skjalden

If you have an interest in the Viking Age, then you should definitely visit Moesgaard Viking Moot in Denmark. This annual event takes place near the city of Aarhus, and …

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Trelleborg Viking Festival

In Events by Skjalden

Every year, for one week only in July (week 29), Trelleborg Museum is hosting the annual Viking festival right next to the Viking fortress, Trelleborg. This event has something fun …

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Huginn and Muninn

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are Odin’s two ravens. Huginn is the old Norse word for “thought” and Muninn is the old Norse word for “memory”. Every morning at …

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Thor’s goats

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr which respectively can be translated into teeth-barer and teeth-grinder are Thor’s two goats. Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr pull his chariot across the sky and bring …

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Norns

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The three Norns (Old Norse: norn, plural “nornir”) in Norse mythology decide the life course and length for every single being. The Norns live in a hall at the well …

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Sleipnir

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

Sleipnir is Odin’s gray eight-legged horse in Norse mythology. The horse is so fast that when it runs it looks like it is sliding through the air. The name Sleipnir …

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Fenrir

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The Fenrir wolf (Old Norse: Fenrisúlfr) is one of Loki and Angrboda’s three children in Norse mythology. Fenrir has two siblings, Hel, who is the queen of the realm Helheim, …

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Jörmungandr

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr is the feared monster that encircles the realm of Midgard. It is one of the three children of Loki and Angrboða, the other two are Hel …

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Hel

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Hel is the queen of the realm of the dead. Every single person who dies from an illness, age, or is considered a coward or dishonorable by …

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Narfi and Váli

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, Narfi and Váli are the sons of Loki and his wife Sigyn. They are minor deities and they do not seem to have a particularly high status …

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Loki TV series

In Movies, Norse News by Skjalden

Marvel Studios is working on a Loki TV series with Tom Hiddleston, which is expected to be available on Disney plus in 2021. There will be a total of six …

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Odin from Lejre

In Norse News by Skjalden

On the 2nd of September 2009, the local amateur archaeologist Tommy Olesen, found a small figurine, depicting the god Odin. It was found during the excavations conducted by the Roskilde …

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The Revninge-figure

In Norse News by Skjalden

In Denmark, there has been a rise of amateur archaeologists since the turn of the century, and this has resulted in a growth of rare findings. The Revninge-figure has been …

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Viking Traffic Lights

In Norse News by Skjalden

The debate of gender-neutral traffic lights is a phenomenon that is spreading throughout the western countries, and that is also the case in Denmark. In the city of Aarhus (Aros) …

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Viking Monument Vandalized

In Norse News by Skjalden

During the festive Easter holidays, a celebration that is not only important to the Christians but also to the heathens, one of Denmark’s most known ancient monuments was vandalized. This …

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Golden Horns of Gallehus

In Norse News by Skjalden

The first golden horn of Gallehus On the 20th of July, in 1639, in the village of Gallehus near the town of Møgeltønder in Southern Denmark. A poor Danish woman …

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The Raven Banner

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Raven banner… the flag flown by the Vikings when they raided the shores of their victims across Europe, or so the story goes… In reality, the raven banner was …

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Who were the Vikings?

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Vikings were the people who lived from the 8th century to the 11th century in Scandinavia. They came from what today is Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. During the Viking …

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Vikings seduced women across Europe

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Vikings have through history been depicted many times as dirty unsophisticated barbarians and an image that is still being used quite often in many of the popular Viking movies. …

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Viking diseases were disgusting

In Vikings by Skjalden

Big, strong, and handsome warriors from the north, that sailed throughout most of Europe and raided the local monasteries, that is the image most of us have when we think …

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