Norse Legends

Hugin, Munin, Geri and Freki: The partnership between Wolf and Raven

Hugin, Munin, Geri and Freki: The partnership between Wolf and Raven

By The StormCrow Feb 9, 2024

Learn about the uncanny partnership between Raven and Wolf, mighty companions of the Allfather and teachers to mankind!

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The Kidnapping of Idun, the Goddess of Eternal Youth

The Kidnapping of Idun, the Goddess of Eternal Youth

By The StormCrow Jan 25, 2024

Having the power of granting youth and vigor through her golden fruits, Idun has a tremendous importance in the Norse pantheon. Learn more about Idun and her golden eplis here!

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The Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt

By The StormCrow Dec 29, 2023

The Wild Hunt is a well-known myth: A ghostly leader and his group of hunters and hounds flying through the cold night sky during the winter solstice, as the winds...

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The Magic of Yule

The Magic of Yule

By The StormCrow Dec 21, 2023

Yule is a time for feasting, giving gifts, drinking, dancing, and decorating trees. A festive holiday that happens right by the end of the year. Sounds familiar? All those traditions that...

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Written on Stone: The Viking Runes

Written on Stone: The Viking Runes

By The StormCrow Dec 1, 2023

Much more than a writing system, the Runes represented the fates themselves. Even today their influence can still be felt, as many letters from our modern alphabet bear a striking resemblance to old...

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The Epic Duel Between Thor and the Jotun Hrungnir

The Epic Duel Between Thor and the Jotun Hrungnir

By The StormCrow Nov 10, 2023

A race to Valhalla and a rude guest led to one of the most epic battles between Thor and a Stone Giant... and a headache that lasts to this day!

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Odin and Geirroth: Not Even Odin Could Change Fate

Odin and Geirroth: Not Even Odin Could Change Fate

By The StormCrow Sep 22, 2023

Fate or Wyrd can be hard to understand even for the wisest of the Gods. When Allfather Odin tried to change the destiny of a nation by altering who would...

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Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods  Part 2 of 2

Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods Part 2 of 2

By The StormCrow Aug 25, 2023

Meaning “Fate of the Gods” in old Norse, Ragnarök is the end of days, the apocalyptic when an age finishes. Ragnarök is a prophecy of what was to come, a detailed description of...

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Viking Spears

Viking Spears

By The StormCrow Jul 7, 2023

The true kings of the battlefield during the Viking Age, Spears are deadly, practical and cheap to make. The favored weapon of Allfather Odin, the spear was the most commonly...

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Tyr, God of War, Law and Justice

Tyr, God of War, Law and Justice

By The StormCrow Jun 16, 2023

Who is the God Tyr? Patron of Law, Justice and War, the three were often the same for a Viking! Read more here.

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Kvasir, the wisest man who ever lived and Óðrerir, the Mead of Poetry

Kvasir, the wisest man who ever lived and Óðrerir, the Mead of Poetry

By The StormCrow Jun 9, 2023

Created by the Gods, Kvasir was the wisest man that ever lived and the source of the fabled Mead of Poetry. The Mead, made with Kvasir blood, is shared with mankind...

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Valkyries: Myth and Legend

Valkyries: Myth and Legend

By The StormCrow Jun 2, 2023

Brave warriors who die in battle end up in one of two places. Half go to join the Goddess Freyja hall Sessrúmnir in her realm of Fólkvangr. The other half...

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