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Norse Mythology

The Norse/Viking Religion

David Kohler

on 11 October 2012

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Yggrasil, meaning the "World Tree" is a giant ash tree that connects all of the realms in Norse mythology together. Niflheim is a primarily frigid, dark, misty world of ice. Hel, or Helheim, is the world of the dead. It is ruled by the goddess Hel, daughter of Loki. Asgard is the home of the Aesir and is located on the highest level of the Norse universe. Located in Asgard is Valhalla, the Hall of the Slain. It is ruled over by Odin, is home to those who have died in battle. Alfheim is one of the three realms on the top level of Yggdrasil and is home to the light elves. Vanaheim is the home of the Vanir, the race of wild nature and fertility gods and goddesses. Midgard, or Middle Earth, is believed to be the world that we all live in. Midgard lies on the middle layer of Yggdrasil. Jotunheim is the home to the frost giants and the rock giants. Jotunheim is ruled by Thrym, the king of the frost giants. Meaning "Home of Desolation", Muspelheim, or Muspell, is a flaming land of fire. Nidavellir, or "The Dark Fields", is the home of the Dwarves. Dark Elves Svartalfheim is the home of the dark elves who are sometimes referred to as dark dwarves. The Aesir are a group of warrior gods and goddesses and are the primary race of gods. The other race of gods is the Vanir, the group of fertility, nature, and prosperity gods and goddesses. Odin, also known as Wotan or Woden, is the "father of gods and men", he is the eldest of all of the Aesir gods and goddesses and is the chief deity of the Norse religion. Viking/Norse Mythology
By David Kohler Viking/Norse Mythology
by David Kohler Yggdrasil Asgard Valhalla Alfheim Vanaheim Midgard Nidavellir Jotunheim Svartalfheim Muspelheim Niflheim Helheim The Gods Odin Thor Thor is the god of thunder and lightning. He is the most powerful of the gods and he is the most well-known son of Odin. Frigg is the wife of Odin and the patron of marriage and motherhood. She is also the goddess of love and fertility. Freyja, or Freya, is known as the main love and fertility goddess in Norse Mythology. Tyr is the god of law, justice, the sky, and war. Loki is the son of giants, but is still regarded as part of the Aesir. He is known as the trickster god. Frigg Freyja Tyr Loki What is Norse Mythology? Norse Mythology, also known as Norse Paganism, was the religion of the vikings in Europe centuries ago. Norse Mythology As A Religion Norse Paganism was not as organized as Christianity or Islam were at the time; it was made up of many small things pieced together, such as the ideas of multiple worlds and ruling gods and goddesses. Norse Mythology Today Surprisingly, the Norse paganism still exists as a religion today. It is known as Ásatrú and was revived in the late 20th century. Bibliography http://lib.lbcc.edu/handouts/images/Vikings/vikings3.jpg
http://img.unt.se/Article_Images/348_04091536Blot5webb.jpg http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Odin-Viking-gods.jpg http://www.germanicmythology.com/original/cosmology3.html
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