Mimir | Norse mythology
Mimir, in Norse mythology, the wisest of the gods of the tribe Aesir; he was also believed to be a water spirit. Mimir was sent by the Aesir as a hostage to the rival gods (the Vanir), but he was decapitated and his head was returned to the Aesir. The god Odin preserved the head in herbs and gained
The Triple Horn of Odin is a stylized emblem of the Norse God Odin/Woden. This symbol consists of three interlocked drinking horns, and is commonly worn or displayed as a sign of commitment to the modern Asatru faith. The horns figure in the mythological stories of Odin and are recalled in traditional Norse toasting rituals. Most stories involve the God’s quest for the Odhroerir, a magical mead brewed from the blood of the wise god Kvasir.
The lost tool chest
It must have been terrible for the Viking craftsman. He lost all his equipment while he traveled across the lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools were found at the bottom of the former lake, which now had turned into a bog. There are axes, hammers, tongs, punches, plate shears, saw blades, files, rasps, drills, chisels, knives, awls and whetstones among the 200 objects that were found in the chest. There are also raw material and scrap…
Odin the allfather, Father of the gods, king of Asgard, ruler of Aesir, ravengod associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. Odin’s name means the spirit.
Aegir, Norse Lord of the Sea Aegir literally means ‘sea’. In Norse cosmology, Aegir is the presiding Spirit of the Ocean. He may also be understood as actually ‘being’ the Ocean. Aegir is incredibly ancient, even primeval. His nature as a deity is unclear; He is sometimes called a ‘Jotun’ (giant), but He may be so old that He predates Jotuns or any other known classification.
In Norse mythology Midgårdsormen (the Midgard Serpent, or Jörmungandr) was one of the three children of the giantess Angrboða and the god Loki. The two others were Fenrisúlfr (the wolf) and Hel. Midgårdsormen lived in the great ocean that encircles Midgard - biting in his own tail he then surround the Earth. The serpent's arch enemy was the god Thor. They had several encounters but the last meeting between Midgårdsormen and Thor occured at Ragnarok, when the serpent came out of…