Tag: Norse mythology

The Historical Truth Behind Aslaug

Aslaug is one of the main characters in the Irish-Canadian TV series ‘Vikings’ on History Channel. Her portrayal in the TV series is based on the ‘Völsunga saga’, a legendary 13th Icelandic chronicle. Her name can also be found in different sagas under other variations such as Aslög, Kráka, Kraba or Randalin. Aslaug is known for…


10 Mythical Beings From The Scandinavian Folklore

Below is a list of 10 mythical beings from the Scandinavian folklore that you should know. These fictional characters are part of the Norse mythology and have been described in many texts since Ancient times. The first denomination of some mythological creatures below will be given in Old Norse, followed by the modern counterparts in…


Iceland to build brand new Norse temple in Reykjavík

It seems that the rites of the old Norse mythology haven’t quite faded away completely in Iceland, where plans for a construction of an Asatru shrine to the Norse gods are just about to become reality as soon as possible. Although Christianised around a thousand years ago, a sizable minority of the Icelanders who gave up…