The Giants, Destructors of Bivrost

The Giants, Destructors of Bivrost

In Old Norse myths, one major recurring theme is the opposition between the Gods, together with their human progenies, against the Jötnar, Þursar, Rísar and Trolls, the giant-kind. Throughout the numerous Pagan poems of the Poetic Edda as well as in quite a few...
The Creepy Trolls of Lofoten

The Creepy Trolls of Lofoten

For many, the beautiful landscapes of the Lofoten islands are synonymous with holidays, celebrations, peace and the perfect embodiment of the wild Arctic nature. However, in the Middle-Ages, very different stories were circulating about the beautiful archipelago,...
The Fjords of the Gods

The Fjords of the Gods

High up North along the coast of Arctic Norway lie two long fjords whose names call back memories of ancestral Gods and a civilization that has now become legend. These fjords are the fjords of the ancient Norse Gods. There is a lot we modern people simply don’t...
The First Drop: The Discovery of Alcohol

The First Drop: The Discovery of Alcohol

Most everyone knows that Alcohol has been part of human culture and society for a very, very long time. But when was it exactly that humans drank the first drop of alcohol? Was alcohol invented? Discovered? And how much did our ancient longing for the drink actually...