Norse Mythology

Jormungandr

The world of Norse mythology is full of terrifying monsters, but perhaps none more so than Jormungandr, also known as the Midgard Serpent. Maybe it is his proximity to the world of men, dwelling in the ocean that surrounds Midgard, or maybe it is our innate fear of serpents, but no other monster raises the…

Norse Mythology

Norse Afterlife

Norse accounts of death and the Viking afterlife are quite difficult to unravel. As death is the ultimate unknown, inconsistency is expected, and all written accounts come from the post-Christian era, and seem to have been influenced by Christian ideas of death. Vikings did believe in an afterlife, as Norse burial practices were clearly designed…