the dictionary of norse mythology

Norse Mythology

norse mythology Nordic mythology is the mythology of peoples of the Nordic countries (North-Germanic) - Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Nordic universe consisted of three layers: the gods (upper), human (middle), and the nature and the dead body (lower). The gods have become the two major dynasties. Their headquarters was Asgard, where the Walhalla, the seat of the god Odin. In Walhalla gathered the warriors killed in battle, Odin waiting to the last battle at the end of the world - Ragnarok. Asgard connect with the ground rainbow bridge (Bifrost). World of humans, Midgard, imagine he was in the form of disk surrounded by the ocean, in which a huge snake lived ground. At the furthest edge of the ocean to the top of growed giants Jotunheim, and in their stronghold of Utgard. The following was Niflheim, which is the seat of the death goddess Hel shadows and the dead. Among them was the great ash Yggdrasil, whose branches reached the heavens, and the three roots to reach Niflheim, Jotunheim and Asgard.
Vision of the world involves the destruction of most of the gods, that is Ragnarok. Prefaced by cruel, crimes and assaults of wild animals. Cold winter coming, until finally, Garm, a dog and a wolf goddess Hel Fenrir is unty. Snake Midgardu leave the ocean and land attacks. At the end of the giant Jotunheim and Muspelheim attack the gods. While the giant will be destroyed, but the gods of the time, died in combat - in this way to fulfill their destiny and will end the world. There is hope, however, that the earth will be renewed by Baldur.
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