SIGMUND ou SIGURD (seu dia é comemorado em 23/04) Herói escandinavo, foi o único que conseguiu retirar a espada de Odin, cravada numa árvore, e com ela obteve inúmeras vitórias em várias batalhas.
Helmod: o mensageiro dos deuses nórdicos.Helmod era filho do grande Odin e cumpria a nobre missão de carregar as almas dos mortos para o submundo, além de ser o oficial mensageiro dos deuses.
"Brunhilde" by Arthur Rackham. Brunhilde was a strong and beautiful princess in Icelandic and German mythology who was cruelly betrayed by her lover.
Völsunga Saga (Volsunga Saga or Volsungasaga) was the story of love and betrayal, adventure and tragedy, expanding over several generations, began with the son of Odin named Sigi. An unknown author from Iceland wrote the Volsunga Saga in the thirteenth century. The Volsunga Saga was about the heroism and tragedy of two families, the Volsungs and the Giukings (Niflungs or Nibelungs).
Gram forged by Volund; Sigmund received it in the hall of the Völsung after pulling it out of the tree Barnstokkr where Odin placed it. The sword was destroyed in battle when Sigmund struck the spear of an enemy dressed in a black hooded cloak. Before he died, Sigmund instructed his wife to keep the pieces so that it might be reforged for their unborn son (Sigurd). The sword was eventually reforged by Regin for Sigurd's use. After it was reforged, it could cleave an anvil in half.
Gram originally belonged to Sigurd's father, Sigmund, who received it in the hall of the Völsung after pulling it out of the tree Barnstokkr into which Odin had stuck it where no one else could pull it out. The sword was destroyed in battle when Sigmund struck the spear of an enemy soldier dressed in a wide brimmed hat and a black hooded cloak (Odin).
The monument to Anne of Kyiv, or Anna Yaroslavna, in Senlis, France. Senlis was the royal city of the medieval Capetian Dynasty, and was the home of King Henry I, whom Anne (the daughter of Kyivan Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise) married in 1051. This monument was the work of the late Ukrainian sculptor Valentyn Znoba (1929-2006).
Magni é o deus da Mitologia Nórdica conhecido por sua força extraordinária desde quando era muito jovem, sendo o segundo deus mais forte atrás apenas de Thor. Filho de Thor e da gigante Járnsanxa, tinha como irmãos Thrud, Sif e Modi.
Odin and wife Frigg depiction. She's probably fed up with odin's travels around the universe for thousands of years leaving her at home never a priority to him.
Illustrations of Norse Mythology by Howard David Johnson