Dwarves in Norse mythology

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The dwarves also sometimes referred to as dark elves are small and misshapen creatures, they originated as maggots from Ymir’s corpse who was the first of the giants in Norse mythology. The dwarves live in the mountains deep down in the dark underground, in a place called Svartalfheim also known as Niðavellir. Their home might look like Moria (also known as Khazad-dûm from “The Lord of the Rings, the author J.R.R.Tolkien was very inspired by Norse mythology in many of his writings).

The dwarves are known for being some of the best blacksmiths, not only do they have natural abilities to craft weapons and jewelry. Some of the dwarves also have magical powers which they use to add special powers to their creations. The dwarves just love rare metals and treasures so they spend a lot of their time digging in the mountains to find more. The dwarves are so great craftsmen, that they have created some of the most known artifacts for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard.