Dwarf Andvari raging at the gods Odin and Loki: "Odin, Loki et Andvari" by F. von Stassen - Viking Dragon Blogs
Norse Gods

Andvari's Curse

In the world of the Norse myths, great tragedies sometimes grew from small mistakes. Take, for instance, the tale of Andvari’s curse, which shadowed the lives of the gods and of many generation...
Hringhorni with Balder - Pic by Pagan Roots - Viking Dragon Blogs
Norse Gods

Balder's Ransom

    'Balder’s Death' described how the trickster god Loki duped the blind god Hoder into killing Odin and Frigga's son Balder, the fairest of the gods. Balder’s death grieved most of his fellow...
The Death of Balder - The Viking Dragon Blog
Norse Gods

The Death of Balder

Balder, son of Odin and Frigga, was the best beloved of the Norse gods. His beauty was radiant, his graciousness was unmatched, and his wise judgments were never disputed by his high-tempered fello...
The Norns, Urd, Verdandi and Skuld - Viking Dragon Blogs
Norse Gods

The Norns

   The Norns are female beings that that live in a hall by the well of Urd. They throw lots, carve runes, water the world tree Yggdrasil to keep it healthy and green and they weave the fates of al...
Odin in Torment by W.G. Collingwood (1908) - Odin and Geirröth - The Viking Dragon Blog
Norse Gods

Odin and Geirröth

  One day as Agnar and Geirröth, the young sons of a mortal king, fished from a small boat, a wind drove them away from the shore and across the great sea. In the night their boat wrecked on...
The Binding of the Wolf Fenrir - Viking Dragon Blogs
Norse Mythology

The Binding of the Wolf Fenrir

   Gleipnir is its name. A chain wrought by dwarves. A marvel created from the sound of a cat’s footsteps, the beard of a woman, the roots of mountains, the breath of a fish, and the spittle of a ...
Twisted Silver Handmade Viking Arm Ring with Gotland Viking Dragon Heads - Mythical Viking Dragons - The Viking Dragon Blog
Norse Mythology

Mythical Viking Dragons

Never mind Smaug in The Hobbit or Viserion in Game of Thrones, the dragons of Viking age are far more scary and likely to give you nightmares. It is no surprise the Vikings carved dragon heads for...
The Viking Dragon Blogs - Freya with Her Cats
Norse Gods


Freya, her name meaning lady, is not only the goddess of love, sex and fertility but also gold, sorcery, cats, death and battle. She houses the battle-slain, sharing half with Odin, in a great mead...
The Viking Dragon Blogs - Yggdrasil
Norse Mythology


   Yggdrasil is the giant ash tree that represents the universe and connects the nine worlds, from the realm of the gods to the lands of men and giants and down to realm of the dead.          In th...