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prometheuspolitikos:

VALHALLAIn Norse and Germanic mythology there is a place called “Valhalla.”It’s a huge hall in Asgard that Odin presides over. Half of those who die from combat go to Valhalla, they are picked by the Valkyries. The Valkyries also choose who may die in battle. The warriors the Valkyries choose to go to Valhalla become einherjar. The Einherjar wait in Valhalla to be commanded by Odin when Ragnarok (the apocalypse) comes.The other soldiers that the Valkyrie choose not to go to Valhalla, instead rest eternally in Freyja’s afterlife field “Folkvangr.”

Walhalla by Max Bruckner (1896)

prometheuspolitikos:

VALHALLA

In Norse and Germanic mythology there is a place called “Valhalla.”
It’s a huge hall in Asgard that Odin presides over. Half of those who die from combat go to Valhalla, they are picked by the Valkyries. The Valkyries also choose who may die in battle. The warriors the Valkyries choose to go to Valhalla become einherjar. The Einherjar wait in Valhalla to be commanded by Odin when Ragnarok (the apocalypse) comes.
The other soldiers that the Valkyrie choose not to go to Valhalla, instead rest eternally in Freyja’s afterlife field “Folkvangr.”

Walhalla by Max Bruckner (1896)

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#Art  #Valhalla  #Nordic  #Viking  #Mythology 
eleathyra:

Here is my mythological version of Loki - he probably doesn’t look like most of you would have expected, but (…) so he got braids in his hair.

eleathyra:

Here is my mythological version of Loki - he probably doesn’t look like most of you would have expected, but (…) so he got braids in his hair.

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prometheuspolitikos:

TýrThe Norse God Týr is associated with law and heroic glory in Norse paganism. He characteristically has one hand as it was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. Týr is widely regarded as the head of the pantheon of Germanic and Norse paganism but he was over-taken by the popularity of Wodan (Odin) and Donar (Thor). As Odin and Týr share the same role as God of war. Týr was also known for his wisdom and courage and sacrificed his hand so the other Gods may bind the dangerous Fenrir. In English we name our third day of the week Tuesday from Tiwaz-day. The day to worship Týr. 

prometheuspolitikos:

Týr

The Norse God Týr is associated with law and heroic glory in Norse paganism. He characteristically has one hand as it was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir.
Týr is widely regarded as the head of the pantheon of Germanic and Norse paganism but he was over-taken by the popularity of Wodan (Odin) and Donar (Thor). As Odin and Týr share the same role as God of war. Týr was also known for his wisdom and courage and sacrificed his hand so the other Gods may bind the dangerous Fenrir.
In English we name our third day of the week Tuesday from Tiwaz-day. The day to worship Týr

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#Couldn't Source Image  #Tyr  #Art  #Mythology  #Viking 
By me. Left as line art  for your coloring pleasure. 

By me. Left as line art  for your coloring pleasure. 

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#Art  #Mjollnir  #Yggdrasil  #Nidhogg  #Norse Mythology 
vestahebe:

In Norse mythology, Nanna was the wife of Balder (god of light) and the couple had a son, the god Forseti (god of justice).
After Balder’s death, he was taken to the seaside, and when his body was placed unto his ship Hringhorni (greatest of all ships), Nanna collapsed and died of grief. Her body was placed upon the ship together with Balder, the ship was set aflame, and pushed out to sea. (picture)

vestahebe:

In Norse mythology, Nanna was the wife of Balder (god of light) and the couple had a son, the god Forseti (god of justice).

After Balder’s death, he was taken to the seaside, and when his body was placed unto his ship Hringhorni (greatest of all ships), Nanna collapsed and died of grief. Her body was placed upon the ship together with Balder, the ship was set aflame, and pushed out to sea. (picture)

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vestahebe:

Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god of light and purity in Norse mythology, and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigga. He has numerous brothers, such as Thor, Váli and Hodr.
He was loved by both gods and men and was considered to be the best of the gods. He had a good character, was friendly, wise and eloquent, although he had little power. 
Most of the stories about Balder concern his death. He had been dreaming about his death, so Frigga extracted an oath from every creature, object and force in nature, that they would never harm Balder. The malicious trickster, Loki, who was jealous of Balder, changed his appearance and asked Frigga if there was absolutely nothing that could harm the god of light. Frigga, suspecting nothing, answered that there was just one thing: a small tree in the west that was called mistletoe. Loki immediately left for the west and returned with the mistletoe. He tricked Balder’s blind twin brother Hodr into throwing a mistletoe fig (dart) at Balder. Not knowing what he did, Hodr threw the fig, guided by Loki’s aim. Pierced through the heart, Balder fell dead. (picture)

vestahebe:

Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god of light and purity in Norse mythology, and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigga. He has numerous brothers, such as Thor, Váli and Hodr.

He was loved by both gods and men and was considered to be the best of the gods. He had a good character, was friendly, wise and eloquent, although he had little power. 

Most of the stories about Balder concern his death. He had been dreaming about his death, so Frigga extracted an oath from every creature, object and force in nature, that they would never harm Balder. The malicious trickster, Loki, who was jealous of Balder, changed his appearance and asked Frigga if there was absolutely nothing that could harm the god of light. Frigga, suspecting nothing, answered that there was just one thing: a small tree in the west that was called mistletoe. Loki immediately left for the west and returned with the mistletoe. He tricked Balder’s blind twin brother Hodr into throwing a mistletoe fig (dart) at Balder. Not knowing what he did, Hodr threw the fig, guided by Loki’s aim. Pierced through the heart, Balder fell dead. (picture)

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#Baldr  #Art  #Norse Mythology  #Nordic  #Viking 
crazymalewitch:

The gorgeous “Frey” by German artist “Voenix”, one of my favorite “Horned God” pictures…

crazymalewitch:

The gorgeous “Frey” by German artist “Voenix”, one of my favorite “Horned God” pictures…

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#Freyr  #Art  #Nordic  #Norse Mythology  #Viking 

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