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Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun)
Imageby Herman Wilhelm Bissen

Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun)

Statue of the Norse Goddess Idunn (Ydun) by Danish sculptor Herman Wilhelm Bissen, c. 1858. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Bloodofox. Idunn was a goddess of fertility who held the fruit of eternal youth (usually...
Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth
Videoby Kelly Macquire

Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth

In our interview with Gordon Campbell, we chat all about his new book Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth. The book tells two stories. One story is that of the Norse proceeding in the 10th and 11th century from mainland Scandinavia...
Valhalla by Max Brückner
Imageby Max Brückner

Valhalla by Max Brückner

Artist imagination of Valhalla, Odin's hall of fallen warriors (Einherjar). Unlike Hel that was a rather gloomy and dark place, Valhalla was a blissful after-life location. Here souls were looked after by Valkyries who served them mead...
A Visual Who's Who of Greek Mythology
Articleby Mark Cartwright

A Visual Who's Who of Greek Mythology

Achilles The hero of the Trojan War, leader of the Myrmidons, slayer of Hector and Greece's greatest warrior, who sadly came unstuck when Paris sent a flying arrow guided by Apollo, which caught him in his only weak spot, his heel...
Valkyrie and a Dying Hero
Imageby Hans Makart

Valkyrie and a Dying Hero

A painting portraying a Valkyrie taking care of a dying warrior. Valkyries were key figures in various Norse sagas such as Prose Edda, the Heimskringla and the Njáls Saga. They were maidens whose role was to participate in battles and to...
Valkyrie by Edward Robert Hughes
Imageby Edward Robert Hughes

Valkyrie by Edward Robert Hughes

A painting titled Valkyrie's Vigil created by the painter Edward Robert Hughes before 1915. Valkyries were key figures in various Norse sagas that were present in Prose Edda, the Heimskringla and the Njáls Saga. They were maidens whose role...
The Viking Age
Collectionby Marion Wadowski

The Viking Age

This collection on the Vikings, who dominated northern Europe from c. 790 CE to c. 1100 CE, examines not only their fearsome reputation for war and invasion but also their celebrated ships, navigational skills, and runes writing system. In...
Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology
Videoby CrashCourse

Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology

In which Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about tricksters. In this episode, we're talking about tricksters as culture heroes. Basically, a culture hero is someone whose creativity adds to their mythological culture. We'll learn how the...
Valkyries
Videoby Jackson Crawford

Valkyries

The women known as Valkyries (Old Norse 'Valkyrja') feature in countless stories of the Norse gods and heroes. Dr. Jackson Crawford is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of both Old Norse and Modern Icelandic. He currently...
Loki Gives Sif the Gold-Spun Hair
Imageby Unknown Artist

Loki Gives Sif the Gold-Spun Hair

An image presenting the trickster Loki giving Sif newly-made gold-spun hair. Loki was an entity in Norse mythology who was involved in misdeeds against multiple gods and mortals. One of them was cutting off the golden hair of Sif, the goddess...
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