Who is Angrboda in Norse Mythology? The Giantess Grief-Bringer

Angrboda Norse Mythology

Angrboda is a regular feature in Norse myths, and she has an important role in the stories of some of the most well-known figures in the mythology.  But who exactly is Angrboda? Who is her family, where does she live, and why is she associated with grief? Read on to learn all about Angrboda.  MORE … Read more

Huginn and Muninn: All About Odin’s Ravens

Huginn and Muninn

Odin is perhaps the most widely revered god in Norse mythology, with many tales and surviving texts alluding to his incredible wisdom, knowledge, and battle prowess. By Odin, many gods were born, among the most notable being Thor and Baldr, but he also had a whole host of other companions, many of them in animal … Read more

What are the 9 Realms in Norse Mythology?

Nine Worlds Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology there are said to be 9 different realms, sometimes known as the Nine Worlds. Niflheim and Muspelheim spawned from the empty void of Ginnungagap (think Chaos in Greek mythology), whereas the remaining 7 derive from Ymir’s body. They are Alfheim, Asgard, Helheim, Jotunheim, Midgard, Svartalfheim, and Vanaheim.  Here we take a look … Read more