If you have been watching American Gods this season, or if you've ever seen an image of Odin, whether engraved or drawn, you've probably noticed one thing: his eyes are kind of funky. Ever wonder why? We'll tell you.
The most well-known mention of Sigyn is as the cup-bearer who catches the poison that would fall on to her husband's head, as he serves out his eternal punishment. And very little of what we know has to do with her life before Loki. Read on to learn more.
You may have seen this symbol around before and yet you probably don’t know what it means. It’s kind of similar in form to the Norse Triskelion, which we have also covered and some people get them confused. But fear not– even historianshave trouble distinguishing the valknut.
marriage was a very important part of a Viking's life. It didn't just mean gaining a partner. It meant gaining the possibility of true-born children, uniting two families through blood, and establishing a homestead. Read on to find out how this was done physically and symbolically.
Ullr is the god of sports. In particular, he is the god of bow hunting and skiing. He is considered to be one of the eldest gods in the Norse pantheon, and because of that, much of the mythology surrounding him is lost to the ages. Here's what we do know.