Norse Legends

Ravens, Wolves, Cats and Dragons: Vikings and their Fantastic Beasts (part 1 of 2)

Ravens, Wolves, Cats and Dragons: Vikings and their Fantastic Beasts (part 1 of 2)

By The StormCrow Apr 23, 2021

From Odin's wolves Geri and Freki to their nemesis Fenrir, from the mightiest of horses Sleipnir to Thor's bane Jormungandr. Discover fantastic beasts worthy of the Gods!

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Who are Aegir and Ran, the Giant Friends of the Gods

Who are Aegir and Ran, the Giant Friends of the Gods

By The StormCrow Apr 9, 2021

Hosts of the Gods and master brewers, learn more about the famous Jotun couple who fathered the waves!

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Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

By The StormCrow Jan 22, 2021

Learn more about Yggdrasil, the mighty tree that holds the cosmos together!

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Who are the Norns, Weavers of Fate

Who are the Norns, Weavers of Fate

By The StormCrow Jan 15, 2021

Norns are the weavers of fate and keepers of Yggrasil, powerful and mysterious beings they command the respect of all, even the Allfather. Learn more about them here.

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The Creation of Midgard and Mankind

The Creation of Midgard and Mankind

By The StormCrow Oct 16, 2020

Do you know how the cosmos was created according to the Norse religion? The tale of the Three Brothers, Odin, Vili and Vé, the slaying of Ymir, the first giant,...

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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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What Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse Mythology, part 2 of 2

What Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse Mythology, part 2 of 2

By The StormCrow Apr 3, 2020

Take a look at the many, many differences between Thor in the Marvel universe and the Norse God of Thunder Thor.

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What Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse Mythology, part 1 of 2  

What Marvel's Thor Gets Wrong About Norse Mythology, part 1 of 2  

By The StormCrow Mar 27, 2020

Learn about the many differences between Thor, the God of Thunder and Thor, the Marvel character!

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The Curse of Andvari's Ring

The Curse of Andvari's Ring

By The StormCrow Feb 21, 2020

Undoubtedly one of the Vikings’ favorite stories, the legend is recounted in many ancient written sources, most of them slightly different from each other. Scenes from it are depicted on...

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The Viking Axe

The Viking Axe

By The StormCrow Dec 13, 2019

The mighty axe. Cheap, versatile and deadly!

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The journey to Hel by the hero Hadding from the Gesta Danorum (History of the Danes)

The journey to Hel by the hero Hadding from the Gesta Danorum (History of the Danes)

By The StormCrow Oct 6, 2019

While he was living with Ragnhild, Hadding had another mysterious experience. A woman appeared bearing some herbs. Wishing to know where such herbs grew in winter, Hadding went with this...

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