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The Nine Worlds in Norse Mythology

In Cosmology by Skjalden

There are nine worlds in Norse Mythology, they are called Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, Helheim. The nine worlds in Norse mythology are held in the branches …

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Valhalla in Norse Mythology

In Cosmology by Skjalden

Valhalla (Old Norse Valhöll) is located in Asgard, the front of the big city of Asgard there are 540 doors. The doors are so wide that through each huge door, …

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Yggdrasil: The tree of life

In Cosmology by Skjalden

In the middle of Asgard, where the Gods and Goddesses lives, is Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil is the tree of life, and it is an eternal green Ash tree; the branches stretch …

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Viking Traffic Lights

In Norse News by Skjalden

The debate of gender-neutral traffic lights is a phenomenon that is spreading throughout the western countries, and that is also the case in Denmark. In the city of Aarhus (Aros) …

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Viking Monument Vandalized

In Norse News by Skjalden

During the festive Easter holidays, a celebration that is not only important to the Christians but also to the heathens, one of Denmark’s most known ancient monuments was vandalized. This …

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Golden Horns of Gallehus

In Norse News by Skjalden

The first golden horn of Gallehus On the 20th of July, in 1639, in the village of Gallehus near the town of Møgeltønder in Southern Denmark. A poor Danish woman …

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Gjellestad Viking Ship

In Norse News by Skjalden

In the municipality of Halden in the eastern part of Norway, the archaeologists have made yet another great discovery from the Viking age. The discovery was made right next to …

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The Death of Baldr

In Norse Sagas by Skjalden

After many weeks of having dreams about his life being in danger, Balder, the God of light, finally told it to the Æsir at a council meeting. Because Balder is …

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The Raven Banner

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Raven banner… the flag flown by the Vikings when they raided the shores of their victims across Europe, or so the story goes… In reality, the raven banner was …

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Who were the Vikings?

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Vikings were the people who lived from the 8th century to the 11th century in Scandinavia. They came from what today is Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. During the Viking …

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Vikings seduced women across Europe

In Vikings by Skjalden

The Vikings have through history been depicted many times as dirty unsophisticated barbarians and an image that is still being used quite often in many of the popular Viking movies. …

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Vikings had Disgusting Diseases

In Vikings by Skjalden

Big, strong and handsome warriors from the north, that sailed throughout most of Europe and raided the local monasteries, that is the image most of us have when we think …

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