15 Interesting Facts About Norse Mythology

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Norse mythology is rich, its vast, its intriguing and can take a considerable amount of time to study and understand it thoroughly. If you are a comics fan and are a die hard fanatic of Thor, the Lightening God, you would know something about the many riveting stories about Norse folklore. Norse was the culture of people of Northern European origins much before Christianity happened. Norse mythology stories have passed from one generation of Norsemen to another and have survived for over many centuries. The mythology of Norsemen mainly includes stories about gods, goddesses, each possessing a particular power. A few of them are regarded as the main deities of Norse culture, these are Odin, Frigg, Thor and Loki. To get to know the richness of this mythology, let us proceed further and intrigue you all with our collection of 15 interesting facts about Norse mythology.

1. An odd bet between Loki and the dwarfs

This is a very interesting story related with Loki and his stupid prank played on Thor’s wife Sif. While she slept, Loki shaved off her head one night, only to provoke Thor and receive his wrath. To pacify the angry Thor, Loki promised that he would give back the hair to Sif but that hair would be crafted by dwarfs. So, he found the dwarfs and got the hair made of gold. The dwarfs made many more precious gifts to amuse the gods. Before leaving, Loki entered into a bet with them, saying there could not be any better gifts than the ones that they had already made. And whoever won the bet would claim the loser’s head. But, the dwarfs proved to be smarter and crafted out a spear that never missed its target, Thor’s hammer called Mjolnir and a ship that could be folded inside a pocket! So, as it turned out, Loki lost grandly but resisted when he felt his head would soon be cut off. So, as a compromise, he was knocked unconscious by Thor and then the dwarfs sewed his mouth with leather.

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