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By;Nicholas bonoan

 is the body of mythology of the 
North Germanic people stemming from 
Norse paganism and continuing after the 
Christianization of Scandinavia and into the 
Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

consists of tales of various deities, beings, and heroes

derived from numerous sources from both before and
after the pagan period, including medieval
manuscripts, archaeological representations, and folk

is primarily attested in dialects of Old Norse, a 

North Germanic language spoken by the
Scandinavian peoples during the European 
Middle Ages, and the ancestor of modern 
Scandinavian languages.
also known as the Scandinavian mythology is a kind of
religion that was and is still practiced by some of the
people in the Scandinavian countries(Vikings) and
Northern parts of Germany.

 is a strange world. It's differed from other

mythology, in that their characters and world,
even in Asgard, are grave and solemn. This
may all be due to the fact, even though the
gods are immortal, they will be destroyed in
the final battle between good and evil.
The Norse believed
that originally the
world was made and another of fire
up of a region of and tremendous
ice and mist called heat called
Niflheim Muspellsheim.
The Scandinavian
Scandinavian Folklore was born from a fear of nature. The
unknown depths of the fjords, the unscaled mountains, the
dark northern forests…anything strange or unknown was
open to speculation of sea monsters, evil spirits or mighty
gods. Originating from Norway, Denmark, Finland,
Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, these epic tales of
Norse mythology, originally designed to terrify children,
have lasted throughout the ages.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

1.Thor is a mighty
hammer wielding
god of thunder and
lightning, a symbol
of strength and a
protector of
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

2.Trolls are
described as being
stupid and slow,
much like a bear in
perhaps this is why
trolls were rumored
to keep them as
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

3.Dwarves-a race of
master black smiths charged
with producing high quality
armor for the gods, dwarves
lived in an underground city,
where they practiced magic
and avoided exposure to the

Famous Scandinavian Folklore

4.Elves--there is a
saying in Sweden
that “the elves are
dancing in the mist”,
a result of their
ethereal beauty and
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

5.Odin-known by the
titles “Allfather” and
“Ruler of Asgard”,
Odin was one of the
principal gods
associated with war,
battle and victory.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

6.Loki-is often
described as being an
outcast amongst the
gods of Norse
mythology, playing the
role of trouble maker or
partner according to
his fluctuating
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

7.Kraken- has terrified
Norwegian sailors for
-the Kraken was
described as
resembling a giant
octopus that grows to
epic proportions.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

folklore version of
the werewolf, the
Mara is a race of
Nordic peasant
women who
participated in an
ancient ceremony.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

11.Mare is a female
Vette, who gives
people bad dreams
at night by sitting on
them in their sleep
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

12.Fossegrimmen, or just
Grim is a water-
creature. He is a
young, handsome
man who sits naked
under waterfalls,
playing the fiddle.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

13.Pesta comes as
the figure of death
and illness, in the
shape of a hideous,
old woman dressed
in black, carrying a
broom and a rake.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

is a mysterious water
creature, residing in
fresh-water, lakes and
deep ponds. Has a dark
monster with his eyes
just above the surface,
watching as people
walk by.
Famous Scandinavian Folklore

15.Draugen is
huge and monster-
like, and covered
in seaweed,
rowing in half a