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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Viking Slavery: The Tough Life of the Thrall

Viking Slavery: The Tough Life of the Thrall

By The StormCrow Mar 22, 2024

Life for thralls was clearly harsh. How harsh? Learn more here how was the life of a Slave in the Viking society.

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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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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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Draugr, The Nordic Living Dead

Draugr, The Nordic Living Dead

By The StormCrow Oct 12, 2023

The terrible living dead raise from their tombs to once again bring terror and mischief amongst the... Vikings?! Much more than a zombie or a ghost: a Norse mix of...

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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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Hermodr Rides to Hel

Hermodr Rides to Hel

By The StormCrow May 13, 2022

Accompany the saga of the great hero Hermodr as he rides into Helheim to haggle for the fallen God Balder's soul.

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The Funeral Of Balder

The Funeral Of Balder

By The StormCrow May 6, 2022

The death of Baldr, son of Odin and beloved by all shook the nine realms. Even Hel herself would allow Baldr to return to the living, but Loki had other...

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The Viking Shield

The Viking Shield

By The StormCrow Nov 6, 2020

How the Viking shield was made? More then mere protection, a deadly weapon itself!

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Viking grave found during renovations

Viking grave found during renovations

By The StormCrow Jun 19, 2020

Read about the Norwegian couple that just found out that their family has been living the top of a viking burial ground!

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Viking Magic Wand

Viking Magic Wand

By The StormCrow May 15, 2020

In 1894, a curved metal rod was discovered in a 9th-10th century female grave in Romsdal, Norway. Scholars have debated its intention for years, shuffling between theories that it was a "fishing...

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