How did the world start according to Vikings.
The Vikings thought that there were an empty space that had ice at the north and fire at the south. When the ice started to move around it started to melt and then it made a frost giant and a giant cow. When the frost giant went to sleep and started to sweat it made lots of giants and giantesses. When the giant cow was licking the ice he found this man called Buri, who had a son called Bor. Bor also, had three sons called Odin, Vile and Ve. Odin, Vile and Ve became gods. That’s how the Vikings thought the world evolved.
Thor and Jormungand
Thor was the god of thunder, Jormungand was the serpent and Hymir was a big giant.
Thor and Hymir go to sea to fish, but when they were rowing Hymir said “Stop!” but Thor doesn’t stop until he got to the Jormungand (The Giant Surpent) resting place. Then Thor casts the fishing line out to sea and in a split second the giant serpent comes up to the surface of the sea. The greedy serpent swelled the fishing line bait and then he felt quite distressed because the fishing hook was stuck.
Thor began to pull the giant serpent in towards the boat and when he was about to smash the giants serpent’s head Hymir cuts the fishing line! Thor was so angry he smacked Hymir on the head and then walked away on the sea bed because the boat had fallen into pieces.
The next time Thor would see Jormungand would be in the Twilight of the gods, he will beat the giant serpent but he also loses his life.
Vikings believed that when their Jarl died in battle they would get take up the sprit of the Jarl by the Valkyries to Vallhella.
The Valkyries are like angels that hover about when a viking battle is taking place.
Vikings believed that viking gods live in Asgard. Vikings thought that Odin was the god of wisdom and war. Odin knew about everything around the world because of his ravens called Memory and Thort.
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If a Viking Jarl were killed on a battle field they believed they would go to a next life in Valhella so they would need all their precious things buried with them. If the Vikings died naturally they would go to hell and they would also need to have their precious things.