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Loki, son of Odin was a paradox, beloved by the Aesir but also their greatest source of grief. He was a master sorcerer, a shape shifter appearing as a salmon,a mare, seal, a fly, and a crone. Also known as Loptr, or Hveðrungr, Loki is both Aesir (Norse god) and Jötunn (giant) He is father to Hel, ruler of the underworld, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr all by his first wife, the giantess Angrboda.

LOKI & HIS CHILDREN. Norse Myths and Legends: Illustrations of Norse Mythology; Mythic Norse Art by Contemporary American Artist Howard David Johnson

Jormungand (“YOUR-mun-gand;” “Great Beast”)  In Norse mythology, Jormungand is one of the three children of the god Lokiand the giantess Angrboda.The gods were well aware that this monster was growing fast and that it would one day bring much evil upon gods and men. So Odindeemed it advisable to render it harmless. He threw the serpent in the ocean that surrounds the earth, but the monster had grown to such an enormous size that it easily spans the entire world, hence the name Midgard…

Thor Fighting the Midgard Serpent 1788 Johann Heinrich Fussli

Legendary Creatures; Monsters and Mythical Beasts by Howard David Johnson

Norse Myths and Legends: Illustrations of Norse Mythology; Mythic Norse Art by Contemporary American Artist Howard David Johnson

Lugh, the Celtic version of a "jack of all trades" or the golden child of the Gods.

Lugh, the Celtic version of a "jack of all trades" or the golden child of the…

The Gaelic Goddess of the Hunt, Abnoba The Celtic Wolf Goddess

✯ Wolf Rider by *Warlordwardog*✯ (deviantART)

Norse goddess Nanna, mother of Forseti, god of justice and reconciliation, and wife of Baldr.  After Baldr's death she dies of grief, and her body is placed on Baldr's ship with his corpse and the two are set aflame and pushed out to sea.

Norse goddess Nanna, mother of Forseti, god of justice and reconciliation, and wife of Baldr. After Baldr’s death she dies of grief, and her body is placed on Baldr’s ship with his corpse and the two are set aflame and pushed out to sea.

Loki, in Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex. Although his father was the giant Fárbauti, he was included among the Aesir (a tribe of gods). Loki was represented as the companion of the great gods Odin and Thor, helping them with his clever plans but sometimes causing embarrassment and difficulty for them and himself.

Loki, in Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his…

Norse God family tree.

The Norse God Family Tree<<Norse mythology is one of the trickiest to keep track of. Not as bad as Greek, though. (although Norse is harder to pronounce)

Know thine mythology!

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Nordic folklore, some interesting mythological creatures and figures

Nordic folklore

Nordic folklore these creatures have a likely origin of the Jotner in Norse mythology. Jotner were most damaging to the Norse gods , but sometimes benefit

Norse Volva

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Days of the week.  The connections between the Norse and Greek gods aren't perfect, but still cool.

Funny pictures about Origin of the days of the week. Oh, and cool pics about Origin of the days of the week. Also, Origin of the days of the week.

Arianrhod, Welsh/Irish (Celtic) goddess of the moon and stars

Divination and Oracles ☽ Navigating the Mystery ☽ Arianrhod, Welsh goddess of the moon and stars

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This colourful front page of the Prose Edda in an century Icelandic manuscript shows Odin, Heimdallr, Sleipnir and other figures from Norse Religion of Old. & renewed Legally in midcentury-- by Law in Iceland.

In Norse mythology, the Wave Maidens (also known as the Billow Maidens) are the nine daughters of Rán and Ægir, the Goddess and god of the sea... They were portrayed as beautiful maidens dressed in white robes and veils and always helped their father, brew the beer for the gods.  Their names are poetic terms for the many different characteristics of the ocean waves.

In Norse mythology, Aegir is actually the God of the sea. It is believed that he has the control of the storms and turbulent seas. He is also known as the God of beer and brewing.

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Mythic Norse Art by Contemporary American Artist Howard David Johnson

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