Symbols - Norse Mythology for Smart People

In addition to the runes, the pre-Christian mythology and religion of the Norse and other Germanic peoples were full of intriguing and powerful symbols. Here are some of them: Thor’s Hammer, a symbol of protection, strength, consecration, and the integrity of custom and tradition.…

Magic - Norse Mythology for Smart People

The only type of Norse magic that is clearly marked off from other kinds of magic in Old Norse literature is seidr, a form of “high” ritual magic practiced only by women and “unmanly” men such as the god Odin. Men who practiced magic typically delved into the amorphous complex of “warrior shamanism”...…

Norse-Viking Symbols & Meanings - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Jan 10, 2019 · There were many powerful symbols from the Norse-Viking period ranging from the wolf (for protection), to the horse (protection in travel), the troll cross (an amulet that protected one from trolls), the image of the Vegvisir ('way guide', a late Icelandic symbol which helped one find one’s way) and the Web of Wyrd (web of fate), as well as the runes which were thought to evoke mystical …Author: Joshua J. Mark…