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Norse mythology

Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period. The northernmost extension of Germanic mythology, Norse mythology consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes derived from numerous sources from both before and after the pagan period, including medieval manuscripts, archaeological representations, and folk tradition.

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Gungnir Also known as: Gar, Spear of Odin, Sword of Odin The Norse Runeletter Gar, which symbolizes the legendary weapon of Odin, Gungnir. Gungnir was a Dwarven magical weapon given to Odin by Loki, which never misses its mark, and always returns to Odin’s hand. Source~( symboldictionary.net ) It was Odin's magical spear that always hits its mark and always kills. Gungnir means “Swaying one” it was made from Yggdrasils Sacred ash. Odin has written his magic runes, onto Gungnir. Source ( www.viking-mythology.com )

Contributed by Cj A Grant

Just throwing this out there- Thor in Norse mythology was a Norse fellow- large, a drinker, with shaggy red hair and a big, bushy red beard. Contrasting with the Thor we all know and love from the Marvel universe, we get a strange picture.

Contributed by Catherine Kellar

The 9 worlds of Norse mytholgy's Yggdrasil

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A very epic battle among the gods and humans.

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