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In Norse mythology, Fenrir  or Vánagandr  is a monstrous wolf.   In both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, Fenrir is the father of the wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson, is a son of Loki, and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök, but will in turn be killed by Odin's son Víðarr.

A - Z of Mythological Creatures (Just 'E' & 'F')

In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf who kills Odin and then is killed by his son.

LOKI'S MOTHER: Laufey, or Nál, consort of Farbauti. Nál means “needle”; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was “both slender and weak.” The meaning of Laufey is less clear but is generally taken to be “full of leaves”; as Fárbauti means “dangerous hitter,” there is a possible nature mythological interpretation with lightning hitting the leaves or needles of a tree to give rise to fire. Therefore Loki is born of Fire, which is both life keeping and life…

Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Farbauti. Eddic poetry refers to Loki by the matronym Loki Laufeyjarson. Nál means “needle”; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was “both.

Greek Mythology, Family Tree... Perhaps I can use this when I teach about geneology??? Extension idea perhaps?

Greek Mythology Family Tree

Norse Mythology: Long ago the god Loki, in the form of a white mare and impregnated by the horse Svadilfari, gave birth to Sleipnir the eight-legged. When Loki reverted to his natural form he gave Sleipnir to Odin.

Norse Tree of life. Represents hierarchy of Norse Gods in Valhalla


n Norse mythology, the World Tree called Yggdrasill runs like a pole through this world and the realms above and below it. Yggdrasill is a great ash tree that connects all living things and all phases of existence.

In Norse mythology, Odin carries around the severed head of Mímir, which foretells the future. In order to drink from the Well of Wisdom - to gain the knowledge of the past, present and future, Odin had to sacrifice one of his eyes. By sacrificing one eye (external sight), he won wisdom (internal sight; insight), and become a consulted oracle. Today Odin's eye sits at the bottom of the Well of Wisdom as a sign that the father of the gods paid the price for wisdom.

Sam Flegal is raising funds for Odin's Secrets on Kickstarter! Odin's Secrets, a painting by Sam Flegal depicting Odin communing with the preserved head of Mimir.

Odin, Norse God

Odin is a major God in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. Odin is the literal father of important Gods, such as Thor, and All-Father to the whole of creation, divine and human.

Berserkers (or berserks) were Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk. Berserkers are attested to in numerous Old Norse sources. Most historians believe that berserkers worked themselves into a rage before battle, but some think that they might have consumed drugged foods.

Odin with a Beserker. Vendel era bronze plate found in Öland, Sweden. To "go berserk" was to "hamask", which translates as "change form", in this case, as with the sense "enter a state of wild fury".


In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, a major god associated with thunder, the son of Odin.