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 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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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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Celebrate the Yule like a Viking

Celebrate the Yule like a Viking

By The StormCrow Dec 8, 2023

Tree? Check. Gifts? Check. Ample amounts of food and drink? Check. Games? Check. The Yule celebration predates the Christmas holiday and traditions by hundreds of years in Scandinavia, and many people still...

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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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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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