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Dwarves

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The dwarves (Old Norse: dvergar, singular, dvergr) are creative and skillful beings in Norse mythology. They came into existence from the rotting flesh of the giant Ymir. When the Aesir …

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Vanir

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The Vanir is an old branch of gods in Norse mythology, they are associated with health and fertility, and especially sorcery. The word Vanir is plural and Vanr is the …

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Valkyries

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (Old Norse: Valkyrja, plural Valkyrjur.) are female humans (possible former nobles), or female Jotnar who has been chosen by Odin to serve. Their role is …

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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 …