Freya's Tears by Gustav Klimt. Love thisQ #Freya #52Goddesses

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Freya's Tears by Gustav Klimt. Love thisQ #Freya #52Goddesses

'Grýla' by Þrándur Þórarinsson. Grýla, is in Icelandic mythology, a horrifying monster and a giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. She is said to come from the mountains at Yuletide in search of naughty children. The Grýla legend has been frightening to the people of Iceland for many centuries - her name is even mentioned in Snorri Sturluson’s thirteenth century Edda. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children – her favorite dish was a stew of naughty kids...

'Grýla' by Þrándur Þórarinsson. Grýla, is in Icelandic mythology, a horrifying monster and a giantess living in the mountains of Iceland. She is said to come from the mountains at Yuletide in search of naughty children. The Grýla legend has been frightening to the people of Iceland for many centuries - her name is even mentioned in Snorri Sturluson’s thirteenth century Edda. Most of the stories told about Gryla were to frighten children – her favorite dish was a stew of naughty kids...

A beautiful rendering of the Norns taken from undergroundwebwor...

A beautiful rendering of the Norns taken from undergroundwebwor...

Odin & his brothers create the world: Today at https://www.facebook.com/norsemythology

Odin & his brothers create the world: Today at https://www.facebook.com/norsemythology

In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap ("mighty gap") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe. According to the Norse creation account, the Gylfaginning: "Ginnungagap, the Yawning Void ... which faced toward the northern quarter, became filled with heaviness, and masses of ice and rime, and from within, drizzling rain and gusts; but the southern part of the Yawning Void was lighted by those sparks and glowing masses which flew out of Múspellheim."

In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap ("mighty gap") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe. According to the Norse creation account, the Gylfaginning: "Ginnungagap, the Yawning Void ... which faced toward the northern quarter, became filled with heaviness, and masses of ice and rime, and from within, drizzling rain and gusts; but the southern part of the Yawning Void was lighted by those sparks and glowing masses which flew out of Múspellheim."

Nótt - Goddess of night - In Norse mythology, Nótt (Old Norse "night") is night personified.

Nótt - Goddess of night - In Norse mythology, Nótt (Old Norse "night") is night personified.

Appearing in Norse mythology, a Fylgja is a creature that is said to accompany a person throughout life. We look at this rather complicated being in this article to try to understand its role.

Understanding the Fylgjur

Appearing in Norse mythology, a Fylgja is a creature that is said to accompany a person throughout life. We look at this rather complicated being in this article to try to understand its role.

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