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Sigurd and the Dragon // Painting // Print // Norse Myth // Nordic Legend // Artwork // Story telling

Sigurd and the Dragon // Painting // Print // Norse Myth // Nordic Legend…

12th-century carving from a wood panel in a church in Setesdal, Norway, depicts a scene from the Norse legend of Sigurd (Siegfried). Here, the dwarf Regin and his helper are shown forging a sword on an anvil.

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richeybeckett: I’m very proud to reveal my mascot design for the 2015 COPENHELL Festival in Denmark. Previous year’s mascots have been designed by the likes of Derek Riggs, Ed Repka and Florian Bertmer, so it was a great honour to be passed the torch. http://copenhell.dk/My mascot is inspired by the Norse legend of ‘Fenrir’, the great wolf fortold to kill Odin during Ragnarok. Threatened by his growing strength and size, the Gods lay down a series of challenges for Fenrir, binding him in…

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Though this is a Norse god, I feel that is highlights the importance of a bard/poet figure is in Anglo-Saxon culture. When the community is gathered, this important figure tells mythical and semi-historical tales about heroes which are an integral part of Anglo-Saxon culture.

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Legendary figures of Norse legend, the Valkyrie were the maidens of Valhalla, the legendary hall of Odin. Led by Freyja, they were said to descend to the fields of battle, choosing half of those who had fallen and bringing them to Valhalla where they would become Einherjar; immortal warriors, who would fight all day in preparation for the great battles within the events of Ragnorok. There, too, did the Valkyrie serve the Einherjar when they were at rest, bringing them horns of mead a…

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~PearlEden, "Ragnarok I" (Skoll chasing the sun, Hati chasing the moon, and Fenrir in the center)

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Serket - a scorpion goddess; goddess of fertility, nature, animals, medicine…:

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If you have never tried a Finnish Sahti ale, we highly recommond Samuel Adams® Norse Legend Sahti. Its the perfect drink on a cold snowy day. Think citrus, juniper berries, spice, rye, and much more. As they say in Finland, "Kippis!"

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