Naglfar, the Giant(‘s) Ship of Nails

Naglfar

It was foretold that during the events of Ragnarök, a massive ship called Naglfar will carry an army of jötnar to a large field called Vígríðr to host a battle between the forces of the gods and the forces of Surtr (a jötunn). Naglfar (also Óskópnir or Naglfari), means “nail ship” in Old Norse. It is a massive ship which was foretold that will ferry hordes to do battle with the gods – and it is not held together by timber and iron nails, but by finger and toe nails! Yo-ho-yuck is right!   It’s a ship made entirely from the…

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Is Bigfoot a Troll from Norse Folklore?

Is Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, the same mythical creature known as a Troll in Norse folklore? It is generally thought Bigfoot is a yet to be discovered man/ape hominid that is wandering the forests of North America. There are Bigfoot sightings reported from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mountains and in the forests in between. Can a hominid exist everywhere on the continent without ever once being caught? I submit this is not credible. We are not dealing with an animal enigma. Either this is all a hoax inspiring more hoaxes and…

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The Apple of Life from the Garden of Iðunn

Iðunn is the Norse goddess tasked as being the keeper of the golden apples that maintain the eternal youthfulness of the gods. Since the gods are not immortal, the apples are considered to be very precious. The Apples of Life come from the garden of Iðunn. Iðunn (also Idun, Idunn or Ithun) is the wife of the Norse god Bragi, who is the god of poetry. Since the gods are not immortal, the apples are considered very precious. (How to pronounce Iðunn <Listen here> or <here-click blue triangle to listen> /ˈɪːðʏn(ː)/  : -ɪːðʏn – Sounds like:…

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Giants once walked the Earth and your own DNA can prove it.

There may be some truth to the old legends of giants in just about every culture in the World. The Norse (Vikings) called giants, “jötnar” pronounced “yoot-nar” (singular: jotunn or jotun). They are also known to the Norse as the þursar (singular þurs, pronounced “thurs”), which are a race of giants that live in a place the Norse call Jötunheimr. Jötunheimr literally translates from Old Norse as “Giant Home.” There was also referencing to Utgard (Old Norse Útgarðr) in Norse Mythology as being the home of giants.  There is much…

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