Norse Legends

Death and Afterlife in Norse Paganism

Death and Afterlife in Norse Paganism

By The StormCrow May 17, 2024

Few subjects fascinate the human mind so much as its own mortality. The Norse Faith has many afterlives, and the concepts of absolute good or evil as well of eternal...

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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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The Norse and Icelandic Calendar

The Norse and Icelandic Calendar

By The StormCrow Jan 12, 2024

How did the Vikings counted the time of the year before the adoption of the modern calendar? Learn about the old calendar used by the Norse and Icelandic peoples here.

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From Thrall to Jarl, the Viking Social Structure

From Thrall to Jarl, the Viking Social Structure

By The StormCrow Nov 21, 2023

Viking society was highly stratified, a class division created by the God Heimdall himself. Learn more about the Viking social classes here!

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Viking Halloween? No such thing. Meet Álfablót, the Viking End of Harvest Festival

Viking Halloween? No such thing. Meet Álfablót, the Viking End of Harvest Festival

By The StormCrow Oct 26, 2023

Did the Vikings celebrate Halloween? No. But the peoples of the north have a very similar holiday honoring ancestors and elves: the Álfablót.

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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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Leif Erikson The Viking who Discovered America

Leif Erikson The Viking who Discovered America

By The StormCrow Sep 8, 2023

Leif Erikson is one of the most famous Norse figures in the world. His legacy lives on through many statues and even a day in his honor. This is the story...

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Norse Jewelry During the Viking Age

Norse Jewelry During the Viking Age

By The StormCrow Aug 11, 2023

Norse jewelry presented a diverse array of adornments for both men and women. These included neck rings, necklaces, bracelets, finger and toe rings, armrings, earrings, amulets and pendants, armbands, beads,...

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Norse Clothing during the Viking Age

Norse Clothing during the Viking Age

By The StormCrow Aug 4, 2023

Despite the common depiction of the Norse peoples and Vikings in particular as rough, grimy, and violent, they were, in reality, a refined culture that placed great emphasis on personal...

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The Viking Siege of Paris part 2 of 2: Rollo the Walker and the Second Siege in the year 885

The Viking Siege of Paris part 2 of 2: Rollo the Walker and the Second Siege in the year 885

By The StormCrow Apr 21, 2023

Forty years after the first siege of Paris, another large Viking fleet of a few hundred ships sailed up the Seine. The year is 885, and Rollo leads his Vikings...

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Fylgja: the Norse Guardian Spirit

Fylgja: the Norse Guardian Spirit

By The StormCrow Mar 24, 2023

The Fylgja is a Norse guardian “spirit” that accompanies the living since their birth. A concept as old as time that exists in almost every culture around the globe. A...

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Danelaw: When Vikings Ruled England

Danelaw: When Vikings Ruled England

By The StormCrow Jan 13, 2023

In 865, after almost on hundred years of the beginning of the Viking Age, a large Viking army invaded England, and it came to stay. The Great Heathen Army came...

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