Norse Mythology (Stories) Symbols & Objects

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Mjollnir

Mjollnir, the hammer of Thor, symbolizes power and protection. When Thor is first given Mjollnir by the dwarves Brokk and Eitri, the gods of Asgard rejoice for the great protection it will provide them from their enemies. When the hammer is stolen by the king of the ogres, it represents a moment of grave panic for the Aesir. In this way, Mjollnir also represents the precariousness of the Aesir’s power, as so much of it rests on the possession of Mjollnir.

Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil, also known as the world tree, represents the strength and everlasting nature of life. Yggdrasil is an enormous ash tree at the center of the cosmos. Its root and branches extended to all realms of the universe, and it gives life and stability. The tree is not even felled by Ragnarok, which is supposed to be an apocalyptic event. Instead, the tree...

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