Norse Legends

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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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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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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Njord, the God of the Sea

Njord, the God of the Sea

By The StormCrow Oct 5, 2023

Njord is the God of the sea, its wealth and bounty. He is one of the most important Gods of the Norse pantheon and widely worshiped by traders and fishermen.

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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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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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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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Viking Beer: Brewed with Stones!

Viking Beer: Brewed with Stones!

By The StormCrow Jun 23, 2023

How Vikings brew their beer: Found predominantly on central Norway, fire-cracked stones are shedding a new light on the story of how Norwegian farms were developed over the millennia and,...

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