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Unn the Deep-Minded

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I want to make mention of one of my favorite Viking women—Unn the Deep-Minded. Unn’s story is told in the Laxdaela Saga, one of the Sagas of the Icelanders, stories written down in the … Continue reading

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The Lovely Sif

It’s Thorsday, but instead of a story about Thor, here’s one about Sif, his lovely wife. Sif had gorgeous, long, golden hair. Of course, the trickster god Loki had to mess with it! Loki cut off Sif’s golden locks as … Continue reading

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Thor in Drag

It’s Thorsday! One of my favorite stories of the Norse gods is the Thrymskvitha, the story of when Thor lost his hammer, Mjolnir. Thor woke one morning to discover that he’d lost his hammer. He looked everywhere and could not … Continue reading

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Hel

In honor of Halloween, today’s post is about…Hel. Hel (“hidden”) is the ruler of the Norse realm, Helheim. Helheim is the Norse underworld, the place where dead souls go. But, unlike the drinking and feasting and good times that the … Continue reading

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Thor and the Cauldron

The gods of Asgard decided one day to hold a feast, but Aegir, the god who prepared the ale, told the other gods that he didn’t have a cauldron big enough to suit their needs. The gods knew of the … Continue reading

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Woden’s Day–Odin’s One Eye

No pain, no gain. You can’t get something for nothing. Everything has its price. We’ve all heard these sayings, some of us, perhaps, even live by them. To attain what we want, whether it be a minor goal to get … Continue reading

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Friday is Freya’s Day

Friday is Freya’s Day. Freya (“Lady) is the Norse goddess of love, lust, sexuality, war, and death. This beautiful goddess, along with her brother Frey, originally joined the other Norse gods that we know (Odin, Thor, etc.) as hostages. There … Continue reading

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Thursday is Thor’s Day

Thursday, Thor’s Day, another weekday named after a Norse god. Thor is the god of thunder and protects both the gods and men. Unlike Odin, Thor was well loved by the common person, as evidenced by the sheer volume of … Continue reading

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Wednesday is Woden’s Day

Today is Wednesday, or Woden’s Day. Woden, or as he is more commonly known, Odin, is the most powerful of the Norse gods. But he goes by many other names as well: Allfather, Father of the Slain, High One, and … Continue reading

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Tyr’s Day

Today is Tuesday, or Tyr’s Day. In case you didn’t know, Tyr is the Norse god of battle and courage. Men would often inscribe their swords with Tyr’s rune and pray to him before going in to battle. Tyr’s story … Continue reading

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