Norse Mythology

Norse mythology, a subset of Germanic mythology, is the overall term for the myths, legends and beliefs about supernatural beings of Norse pagans. It flourished prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, during the Early Middle Ages, and passed into Nordic folklore. Today, Forn Siðr, with 600 members, is an official Religion in Denmark. The mythology from the Romanticist Viking revival came to be an influence on modern literature and popular culture. The roots of the mythology go back to Germanic mythology and earlier to the Nordic Bronze Age 1700-500 BC and Proto-Indo-European religion.

Norse mythology is the study of the myths told in Germanic countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands) during the pre-Christian times, especially during the Viking Age.

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