The Hammer of Thor



A small hammer dating to the 10th century was found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland. Over 1000 of these amulets have been found across Northern Europe but the pendant from Lolland is the only one with a runic inscription.

This particular torshammere (Thor’s Hammer Amulet) was found…

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Rune Stone with Loki
On the stone from Snaptun Loki is depicted with his mouth sewn up. Loki had gambled his life in a bet with the dwarf Brokk. When Loki lost, he saved his life by saying that Brokk could take his head but not any of his neck. As a punishment for breaking his promise, the gods gave the dwarf permission to close Loki’s mouth – with a needle and thread.
National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet Denmark)

Question: Who are Mimir’s sons?


Do you know anything about the “sons of Mimir”? I think they’re talked about in Voluspa. I was just wondering what/who they were, as I’ve never seen anything else about them.

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Wooden box by Das Greiftier

The Death of Fafnir by Howard Pyle, 1882

Baldr the belovedartwork by Matthew de Witte

Thorskegga Thorn

Heathen goddess of the Underworld.

Yggdrasil by Teakins
Viking Age Revninge woman: an exceptional find



A newly discovered female figurine amulet from Revninge in the east of Denmark represents a very interesting find due to her remarkably detailed Viking Age dress.

On April 22, 2014, Paul Uniacke had started to explore a field near Revninge with his metal detector – several items had already…

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A myth for werewolves was recorded in the Saga of the Volsungs, one of the Icelandic sagas passed down and finally written by the Vikings. According to the saga men who wore the skins of wolf, pelts that may be cursed, would become wolves. Two Volsungs, father and son, wore the skins of wolves and could not remove them for months. This was a common myth in the North, and it lead to the idea of a wolf belt, a belt made of wolf hide that would transform the wearer into a wolf. Another Norse version of the werewolf were the terrifying warriors among the Vikings known as the Berserker. Berserker, which came from the idea of “bare shirt,” meaning that the warriors wore no armor or may have been nude, were fighters of terrifying strength and savagery, who were said to transform into beasts when they fought. Bears and wolves were common animals named, the latter because wolves would mark warriors chosen by the Norse god Odin.

An Image of Skaði Skaði strode forth longbow in hand hearth and Husband, house left behind off to the woods wasters to slay Giantess Bold Warden of Beasts Wolves pace abreast guarding Her flanks sniffing the breeze yips to guide steps Steward of Prey treads lightly now wasters ahead death comes to them Men without need slay rough coat stag seeking only horn for the wall meat left to rot pelt cut to shreds laugh over mead crude jokes they make Blood drinking reeds fly from Her string black hearts are pierced wasted themselves blood into ground feeding the earth life force is used stag runs again Skaði and wolves run on and on wasters to find black lives to end home to Yewdale day’s work is done hearth and Husband peace for the night © Stefn Ullarsson Piparskeggr Art by: wydlander
source: The Æsir
The Dance at Alder Cove
Customs of the Ancestor

Nautimme Vikings unter We Heart It.