More Than Just Vikings

Vikings were those who sailed the northern Atlantic seas to run raids or settle in new lands. The word Viking is technically the verb for “making a sea voyage” in the Old Norse language, so the Norsemen would “go Viking.”  The period is now 800 C.E. and the Norsemen have mastered shipbuilding in a way […]

The Nine Realms of Norse Mythology – Niflheim and Muspelheim.

According to Norse mythology, the cosmos is divided into nine realms. These comprised the cosmos and were inextricably linked to one another.  These included Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, and Helheim. Each realm has different functions and characteristics that set it apart from the others. Each of these nine realms housed a […]