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Ålesund, Norway

In Norse mythology, Rán (Old Norse "sea") is a sea goddess. She is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together. She had a net in which she tried to capture men who ventured out on the sea She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift. (wiki)

A "draugr" is an undead creature from Norse mythology. Draugar were believed to live in the graves of dead Vikings, being the body of the dead. As the graves of important men often contained a good amount of wealth, the draugr jealously guards his treasures, even after death. Draugar possess superhuman strength, can increase their size at will, and carry the unmistakable stench of decay.

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    A Draugr (In Norwegian we say 'draug') was also believed to sail across the sea. The sea Draugr could alert of deaths or accidents. He was described to be seen as an sailor without a head and was sitting in a half boat. The Draugr could give chilling screams when he shows. He was the creature who showed up when sailors or other people drowned in the ocean. The people was then described as 'lost souls' who could not rest after their death. Interesting, huh?

Women of the Norse Pantheon Hail to the Jeweled Lady on Lammas morning whose flesh is her treasure, and worth all...

In Norse mythology, the Valkyries were Odin's Shield Maidens, virgins with golden hair and snowy arms who soared above the battlefields to gather up fallen heroes and bring them back to Valhalla. They were later made popular by the Volsung Saga and the Niebelungenlied where Brunhild was a beautiful fallen Valkyrie who was stripped of her immortality for defying Odin and trying to protect the condemned Siegmund.

"Coif: ca. 1720-1750, Norwegian, silk satin, embroidered with silk thread."

Oslo, Norway. A grocery is on the main floor. No supermarkets in Oslo.

Aurora Borealis over Norway

Hotel in Lom, Norway : Fossheim Turisthotell

Norwegian Money: 1 krone NOK (or crown) is worth about .18 cents American currency.

Coin: Norway 1 krone 2009 : Someone : Coin collection -

The Angel An angel above Hillesøy, Norway, 12.09.2014. Feel free to share! // Del gjerne! ©Lars-Espen Langhaug

Tromsø, NorwayJoris Kiredjian

aurora borealis, Sommaroy, Norway, by Joris Kiredjian, on 500px. (Trimming)

A beautiful rendition of Norway's national anthem. Listen here: There are 3 verses; here is the translation of verse 1: Yes, we love this country as it rises forth, Rugged, weathered, above the sea, with the thousands of homes. Love, love it and think of our father and mother, and the saga night that sends dreams to our earth, and the saga night that sends, sends dreams to our earth.

Stavanger Norway "Norway Beautiful side yards! The more I see of Norway, the more I love it!" taken from Pinterest #Regionstavanger

Norwegian summer residence

Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway By Bergen.

Leif Erickson bust now owned by the Sons of Norway Lodge, Ballard, Seattle, Washington | Made by August Werner.

Norwegian Money: 1 krone NOK (or crown) is worth about .18 cents American currency.

Coin: Norway 1 krone 2009 : Someone : Coin collection -

Faroe Islands - Located in the Norweigan Sea

The mummified heart of a Norse giant. The inscription on the casket is written in old Norse runes and reads: “Behold! Within this casket lies the heart of the fierce and terrible giant known as Hrungnir, slain this day by Fafrd the Red whose bravery and cunning shall live forever!”

Gods And Mythology Of Vikings Personally in love with how sassy Hel looks here

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Rauma Line from Dombås to Åndalsnes (Norway)

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Wild cloud berry picking in Norway.

Enjoying the wild fruits of late summer