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Background imageNorse Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageNorse Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageNorse Collection: Freya in her Chariot

Freya in her Chariot
In Scandinavian mythology, the Goddess of love, marriage and the dead. She was the wife of Odin, and is the counterpart of Venus, and is sometimes identified as Frigg

Background imageNorse Collection: Freia / Rackham

Freia / Rackham
Freia standing under a tree

Background imageNorse Collection: Myth / Freyja & Necklace

Myth / Freyja & Necklace
Freyja and the necklace

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin and Hounds

Odin and Hounds
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc with his hounds Hugin, Munin, Geri and Freki, fierce enough but they will not save him from the wolf Fenrir

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin riding Sleipnir

Odin riding Sleipnir
The god Odin is riding Sleipner, his eight-legged horse. Illustration in The Olafur Brynjulfsson Edda, 1760, a manuscript which contains material from both the Younger and Elder Edda

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin & Brunnhilde / Lecke

Odin & Brunnhilde / Lecke
Odin and Brunnhilde

Background imageNorse Collection: Myth / German and Norse

Myth / German and Norse
The wolves Skoll (repulsion) and Hati (hate) pursue Sol (sun) and Mani (moon) across the skies; if they should catch them, the world will be plunged again into darkness

Background imageNorse Collection: FREYJA

FREYJA
A powerful goddess who represents sexual freedom - she has many lovers among the gods

Background imageNorse Collection: German and Norse Myth

German and Norse Myth
Freya (Freija/Frigga) spinning the clouds

Background imageNorse Collection: Thor Fights the Jotunes

Thor Fights the Jotunes
The god Thor fights the giants (the Jotun or Jotune) from his chariot with his hammer, thunder & lightning

Background imageNorse Collection: Norway. Horten. 19th century

Norway. Horten. 19th century. View of the city with the port and arsenal of the state with the Spanish frigate Blanca entering in the drydock

Background imageNorse Collection: Beowulf & Dragon

Beowulf & Dragon
Beowulf, now an old man, uses his young companion Wiglafs shield to defend himself against the fire dragon

Background imageNorse Collection: German and Norse Myth

German and Norse Myth
The God THOR, on his travels, meets the giant YMER who proceeds to tease him with magical illusions in a friendly sort of way

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin

Odin
Illustration of Odin in The Olafur Brynjulfsson Edda 1760, a manuscript which contains material from both the Younger and Elder Edda

Background imageNorse Collection: Heimdall

Heimdall (Old Norse Heimdallr, the prefix Heim- means home, the affix -dallr is of uncertain origin) one of the gods in Norse mythology

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin Drinks at Mimir

Odin Drinks at Mimir
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc acquires his wisdom by drinking at the fountain of Mimir

Background imageNorse Collection: King Canute (Cnut)

King Canute (Cnut)
KING CNUT / CANUTE King of England (1016-35) and Denmark (1018-35)

Background imageNorse Collection: Die Gralburg

Die Gralburg
Die Gralsburg - the castle of the Grail

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin / Wotan Rides / Rackham

Odin / Wotan Rides / Rackham
Odin/Wotan rides through the sky

Background imageNorse Collection: Goddess of Underworld

Goddess of Underworld
Hel, daughter of Loki & goddess of the underworld

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin and Valkyries

Odin and Valkyries
Odin and the Valkyries welcome a warrior to Valhalla

Background imageNorse Collection: Wotan / Bronze by Maison

Wotan / Bronze by Maison
Odin/Wotan

Background imageNorse Collection: Uller the Bowman

Uller the Bowman, god of winter & archery

Background imageNorse Collection: Ride of the Valkyries

Ride of the Valkyries
The ride of the Valkyries

Background imageNorse Collection: Norse Myth / Tyr / Sword

Norse Myth / Tyr / Sword
TYR The Germanic war god, Tyr, who sacrificed a hand so that the wolf Fenrir could be bound by the gods

Background imageNorse Collection: Normandy Duke Rollo

Normandy Duke Rollo
ROLLO, DUKE OF NORMANDY Norse invader of France who, preferring the climate to that of the North, establishes himself in France

Background imageNorse Collection: Wild Hunt of Norsemen

Wild Hunt of Norsemen
A troop of Norse horsemen and their dogs gallop through the night sky in pursuit of their prey

Background imageNorse Collection: Ragnarok / The Last Battle

Ragnarok / The Last Battle
Ragnarok, the last battle

Background imageNorse Collection: Wotans Farewell

Wotans Farewell
WOTANS ABSCHIED Wotans farewell to Brunnhilde

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin and Gunnlod

Odin and Gunnlod
Odin (Wodan) acquires the skills of poetry by seducing Gunnlod, daughter of Suttung, guardian of the mead of poetry

Background imageNorse Collection: Rainbow Bridge / Hendrich

Rainbow Bridge / Hendrich
The Rainbow Bridge connecting Heaven and Earth

Background imageNorse Collection: THORs STONE

THORs STONE
Thors Stone, a natural rock formation, where Vikings are reputed to have offered human sacrifices to Thor, the god of thunder; Thurstaston, Merseyside, England. Date: BC

Background imageNorse Collection: Thor

Thor, the god, is fishing. Illustration in The Olafur Brynjulfsson Edda 1760, a manuscript which contains material from both the Younger and Elder Edda

Background imageNorse Collection: Lapland Familes, teepees and huskies

Lapland Familes, teepees and huskies
Lyngseidet, Norway. Families of Lapps with their tents

Background imageNorse Collection: Odin Seeks Wisdom

Odin Seeks Wisdom
Odin/Wotan seeks the wisdom of the ages from Mimir, an old giant who guards the sacred fountain of knowledge

Background imageNorse Collection: Odins Wild Hunt

Odins Wild Hunt
ODIN Odins wild hunt

Background imageNorse Collection: Grendels Arm Ripped

Grendels Arm Ripped
Beowulf, who has the strength of thirty men, rips off the arm of Grendel the monster

Background imageNorse Collection: Loki and Sigyn

Loki and Sigyn
The gods seek to punish Loki the trickster with the poisonous venom of Gemheil, but his loving wife Sigyn saves his life by catching the venom in a bowl

Background imageNorse Collection: FREYR

FREYR
Freyr is the brother of Freja, and the Scandinavian god of fruitfulness, crops, sun and rain

Background imageNorse Collection: Thor

Thor
God of the sky and of thunder, red of beard and fiery of temper, particularly on Thursdays. He will die killing the World Serpent at the battle of Ragnarok

Background imageNorse Collection: Wotan and Frea

Wotan and Frea look out from the windows of the Heavens

Background imageNorse Collection: Norumberga Tower, Weston, Massachusetts, USA

Norumberga Tower, Weston, Massachusetts, USA. The stone tower was built in 1889 to mark the supposed location of Fort Norumberga, a Norse fort and city. Date: circa 1905

Background imageNorse Collection: Fragment from the Nibelungenhandschrift

Fragment from the Nibelungenhandschrift
A fragment from the Nibelungenhandschrift, describing the betrayal by Sigfrid (Siegfried) of his love. Date: 14th century

Background imageNorse Collection: Loki Chez Aegir

Loki Chez Aegir
Loki, the trickster, at the feast of Aegir the sea-god

Background imageNorse Collection: Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono

Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono
Ancient Germanic deities: Irmensula, god of the Saxons and Westphalians depicted in medieval armour 1, Crodo or Cronus (Saturn) with spear and shield 2, and Prono or Brennus

Background imageNorse Collection: Scenes from the Pillar of the Boatmen

Scenes from the Pillar of the Boatmen, monumental Roman column erected in Lutetia (Paris) in honour of Jupiter by the guild of boatmen in the 1st century AD



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