In Norse mythology, Thor (/θɔːr/; from Old Norse: Þórr [ˈθoːrː]) is a hammer-wielding god associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the … Read more


With its branches in the heavens and its roots in the underworld, the Cosmic Tree is a common feature of religions and mythologies around the … Read more


Like other world religions, Viking paganism included an apocalyptic vision predicting that the existing world will be destroyed by cosmic forces and characters, and will … Read more


The area was given the name Jotunheimen, meaning “The Giants home”, by Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje in 1862. Jotunheimen is said to be the … Read more


Loki is a god in Norse mythology who is often simply described as the ‘trickster’ god for his love of playing pranks on both his … Read more

Odin wins the runes

During the pagan era, Odin was respected as the mysterious and omniscient god of war, wisdom, death and fate. Sacrifices were often made to him, … Read more

The theft of Thor’s hammer

Viking pagan mythology is dominated by eternal conflict between the gods and their archenemies, the giants. Among the gods, the role of ‘chief giant-basher’ belonged to … Read more