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11 Religions of Ancient Origin

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Ancient Nordic Religion

Norse Religion

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Norse Gods and Goddesses  

Sacred Texts  The Poetic Eddas are a primary source for our knowledge of ancient Norse pagan beliefs. There were written down from 1000 to 1300 C.E. This translation by Snorri Sturlson

Sacred Texts   This translation of the Poetic Eddas is by Henry Adams Bellows.

Creation of the Cosmos

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In the early Viking period the Nordic gods were worshipped in Scandinavia. Christianity was being adopted in Europe and therefore the Vikings in the north stood out as different.

Legends and Chronicles

The Vikings hailed from the north of Europe in what is now known as Scandinavia. Interestingly enough the term Viking itself can be translated to 'man of the bay' of course describing the home of the old Norse.

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Norse Mythology Gods & Goddesses. Who are the norse gods and goddesses? What are the powers of the norse deities have? Odin, Thor, Loki, Freyja and more.

Tales from the Norse Legends

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Documentary about a huge and spectacular, but forgotten viking burialmound, excavated in 1874. English subtitles. (p) 2009

A 1000 year old Viking Boat Burial found in the British mainlands at Ardnamurchan, Scotland is said to be the "Best Preserved Viking Boat Burial Ever Discovered in Britain."


They were teachers and destroyers. Mighty warriors who blazed across the skies in gleaming chariots and wielded magical weapons that could bring down mountains. Odin, Frey and Thor. The gods worshipped by the Norse Vikings were fearsome and mysterious, but were these beings truly divine, or is there, perhaps, an extraterrestrial connection? The Norse were among the most technologically advanced cultures of the ancient world. They were epic explorers who embarked on oceanic voyages to Africa and the Middle East and even reached North America at least 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Were the Norse guided by powerful gods, or could the super-beings that guided the Vikings have actually been visitors from another planet?