The Norse Creation Story

The Story of creation according to the Norse. In the beginning of everything, there was a realm called Niflheim (also known as Neflheimr). Niflheim was located on the northern side of the Great Void the Norse called the Ginunngagap. The Ginunngagap was the Mighty Gap of nothingness between realms. Niflheim was a dark and cold place that consisted mostly of ice and frost. Everywhere in Niflheim there was a mist from which it gets its literal translation of its name, ‘Mist Home’ or ‘Mist World.’ In the frozen mist realm…

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Valheim Hof in Denmark, dedicated to Odin and the gods

A new temple dedicated to the Norse god Odin and other gods has opened in Denmark. Is it the first Odin’s temple since the Christianization of Scandinavia, which took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries.  The year 1188 AD marks the triumph of Christianity in Denmark with the canonization of St. Canute (Sankt Knud), the patron saint of Denmark.  Since then, the old ways native to the Danish folk was suppressed for centuries.  Finally, as the old ways become re-embraced into Danish culture, a temple rises to hail the way. It is…

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