The Norse Myths Setting & Symbolism

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Yggdrasill

Yggdrasill is the World Tree. It stands over the nine worlds and its three roots reach into the three lands.

Mjollnir

Mjollnir is Thor's short handled hammer. Mjollnir can crush any giant and always returns to Thor after being thrown.

Asgard

The land where the gods live.

Midgard

Midgard is created by the gods and given to man. Midgard and Asgard are connected by the rainbow bridge, Bifrost.

Jotunheim

Jotunheim is the land of the giants.

Midgard Serpent, Fenrir, Hel

The Midgard serpent, also called Jormungand, Fenrir the wolf, and Hel are the children of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. Jormungand is thrown into the ocean surrounding Midgard where he will remain until Ragnarok. Hel is banished to Niflheim to guard the dead. The gods bind Fenrir the wolf so that he cannot cause trouble until the end of the world.

Sleipnir

Sleipnir is the eight-legged horse...

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