Norse mythology


Drowning the Giants in the Flood of Ymir

Upon mustering their collective strength, the three sons of Bor launched a brutal assault on Ymir. As the giant Ymir succumbed to their might, torrents of his blood gushed forth, inducing a cataclysmic flood that claimed the lives of all but two giants. The surviving duo, Bergelmir and his spouse, found refuge on a piece of driftwood and became the founders of a new lineage of giants.

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Death & Resurrection

Oden Hangs from the World Tree

Odin is the chief god of Norse mythology, who gained great wisdom by undergoing several trials. In order to achieve knowledge from beyond the realm of the dead, Odin decided to sacrifice himself. He took a spear and drove it into his side. Then he tied a noose to the

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Tree of Life

Yggdrasil, Tree of Asgard

“The chief and most holy seat of the gods,” say the Eddas, “is by the Ash Yggdrasil. There the gods meet in council every day. It is the greatest and best of all trees. Its branches spread over the world and reach above heaven. Three roots sustain the tree and

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Adam & Eve

Askr and Embla

Askr and Embla, the first human couple. According to Snorri’s Edda, Borr’s sons Odin, Vile and Ve walked along the beach one day and found two trees. “Of them formed the people to whom Odin gave breath and life, Vile sense and movement and woe speech, hearing and vision. They

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