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Wayland the Smith
05.01.2020
Wayland the Smith
A legendary master blacksmith Wayland the Smith has different names in the folklore of many other cultures; in French, he is Galand, in German folklore, this prominent figure is known as Wieland, in Norse mythology, the smith is called Volund. According to some legends, Wayland, a...
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Shield-maiden
05.01.2020
Shield-maiden
A shield-maiden (Old Norse: skjaldmær) was a female warrior in the Viking Age, often known from Scandinavian folklore and mythology. It has long been debated whether shield-maidens were fictional or historical personages. Historical...
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Yngwin
28.12.2019
Yngwin
Yngwin  ( "Yngve" ) was, according to Gesta Danorum, a king in Götaland, who was a close friend to one of the Danish kings named Halfdan. This Danish king had no sons, so he left his treasures and his kingdom to Yngwin. Yngwin then moved to...
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Voggr
28.12.2019
Voggr
Vöggr, Vogg, Wigg or Wigge was a young 6th century man in Scandinavian legend notable for giving Hrólfr Kraki (Hroðulf in Beowulf) his cognomen kraki, and for avenging his death. Skáldskaparmál...
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Viking (Norse mythology)
27.12.2019
Viking (Norse mythology)
Viking is the name of the son of Vífil and Eimyrja in Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar. Viking is the father of Thorsten and Thorer. Further details of his legend are recounted in Frithiof's Saga. Life and adventures The two daughters...
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Thora Borgarhjort
27.12.2019
Thora Borgarhjort
Thora Borgarhjört (Old Norse: Þóra Borgarhjǫrtr, which literally means "Thora Town-Hart"), is a mythical character in the Norse sagas – the wife of Ragnar Loðbrók, who kills a serpent to win her hand in marriage....
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Thorolf Kveldulfsson
27.12.2019
Thorolf Kveldulfsson
Thorolf Kveldulfsson was the oldest son of Kveldulf Bjalfasson and brother of the Norwegian/Icelandic goði and skald Skalla-Grimr. His ancestor (great uncle) Hallbjorn was nicknamed "halftroll", possibly indicating...
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Sigar
26.12.2019
Sigar
The name Sigar can refer to three people in Scandinavian mythology, surrounding the legends of Sigurd the dragon slayer. One of them only appears as the friend of Helgi Hjörvarðsson in the eddic lay Helgakviða...
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Raum the Old
26.12.2019
Raum the Old
Raum the Old (Old Norse: Raumr inn gamli) is a legendary king in Norway in the Hversu Noregr byggdist and in Thorsteins saga Víkingssonar. He was said to have been ugly, as was his daughter, Bryngerd, who was married to King Álf. Indeed, in Old...
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Lagertha
26.12.2019
Lagertha
Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden and ruler from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. Her tale was recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century. According to modern...
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