Norse Mythology

This web page consists of the view of the universe of Vikings of Scandinavia. It was a mythological cosmology with gods, giants, dwarves, elves, monsters, and fairies. Much of their mythology reflected their warlike nature and their virtue to be honorable. They had a rather unique view on how the universe was created. They believed the world would come to a bloody, destructive end but also believed that it would regenerate into an even better world in which to live.

In the Beginning...
The Creation and Structure of the Nine Worlds
The Stars, Sun, and Moon
Creation of Man
The Major Gods
Odin
Frigga
Thor
Tyr
Frey
Freya
Balder
Loki
Ragnarok: The End of the World
Bibliography

Written by David Jensen
Last update: 12 / 11 / 95