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Ægir (konge over havet) var i den nordiske mytologi en af tre jætter, som bor hos aserne. De to andre er Loke (der repræsenterer ild) og Kari (der repræsenterer luft). Navnet Ægir knytter sig til ordet for vand, og han er personificeringen af havet. Hans kræfter kan bruges både til godt og ondt, men har hele tiden med vandet og havet at gøre. Floden Ejderen kaldtes også "Ægirs dør", og "Ægirs kæber" var de tidevandsbølger og virvelstrømme som opslugte skibe til havs. Hans kolleger er græske…

Ægir (konge over havet) var i den nordiske mytologi en af tre jætter, som bor hos aserne. De to andre er Loke (der repræsenterer ild) og Kari (der repræsenterer luft). Navnet Ægir knytter sig til ordet for vand, og han er personificeringen af havet. Hans kræfter kan bruges både til godt og ondt, men har hele tiden med vandet og havet at gøre. Floden Ejderen kaldtes også "Ægirs dør", og "Ægirs kæber" var de tidevandsbølger og virvelstrømme som opslugte skibe til havs. Hans kolleger er græske…

Frey with Gerda and Aegir with Ran by Hellanim.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Frey with Gerda and Aegir with Ran by Hellanim.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Angrboda by Paige Carpenter

Angrboda by Paige Carpenter

hedendom: “Illustrations for the book “Myths and Legends of Scandinavia” by Dmitry ILyutkin 1. Ymir’s Body 2. Construction Of Asgard 3. Odin Resurrects The Völva 4. Funeral Of Balder 5. The...

hedendom: “Illustrations for the book “Myths and Legends of Scandinavia” by Dmitry ILyutkin 1. Ymir’s Body 2. Construction Of Asgard 3. Odin Resurrects The Völva 4. Funeral Of Balder 5. The...

Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god and the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.

Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god and the brother of Baldr in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.

Freya riding her boar Hildisvíni (battle swine)…

Freya riding her boar Hildisvíni (battle swine)…

Gustave Dore did gorgeous illustrations for Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

Gustave Dore did gorgeous illustrations for Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

halldoraart: “ Full size drawing Tyr and Fenrir ”

halldoraart: “ Full size drawing Tyr and Fenrir ”

Neptune God Marble Mosaic

Neptune God Marble Mosaic

The bony discovery of 50 young male skeletons, decapitated and lumped in an old quarry pit before being found by diggers on an Olympic relief road in Weymouth five years ago, became an even more gripping story following scientific examinations revealing that this mass grave carried executed Vikings.

The bony discovery of 50 young male skeletons, decapitated and lumped in an old quarry pit before being found by diggers on an Olympic relief road in Weymouth five years ago, became an even more gripping story following scientific examinations revealing that this mass grave carried executed Vikings.

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