Norse Legends

Goddess Gefion and the Creation of the Danish Island of Sjælland

Goddess Gefion and the Creation of the Danish Island of Sjælland

By The StormCrow Feb 23, 2024

According to the Prose Edda, the Island of Sjælland (Zealand) in Denmark was created in a single day by the Goddess Gefion, who ploughed the island from Sweden with the help...

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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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The creation of  the Mighty Mjölnir, Thor’s Hammer

The creation of the Mighty Mjölnir, Thor’s Hammer

By The StormCrow Nov 3, 2023

There are few Viking symbols so emblematic as Thor's Hammer, the Mighty Mjölnir. Discover here how one of the most powerful weapons of all the Gods was created!

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Helheim, the realm of Hel

Helheim, the realm of Hel

By The StormCrow Oct 20, 2023

The hidden realm of Hel brings a mixture of dread and fascination to all. But it may be different than what you think. What does Hel look like? Find out...

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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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Ullr, God of the Hunt and Regent of Asgard

Ullr, God of the Hunt and Regent of Asgard

By Daniel Frank Sep 14, 2023

The God Ullr is a master hunter, provider, Oath keeper, regent of Asgard and even likely the inventor of ice skiing. Truly one of the most important Gods of the North!

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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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