Vikings Galore!

Come Friday, the Viking and I are headed to Norway!!!!!

Yay! This is a dream trip for me. I have long been obsessed with everything Viking. First of all, I married a Viking,  and, second, I write Viking romances. On this trip we’re visiting almost all of the Scandinavian countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. We’re also hitting St Petersburg, Russia, Estonia, and Latvia.

But, for me, the highlights of our sojourn will be the visits to Birka (an ancient Viking trading settlement) and Hedeby, once the capital of the Viking world. So, I’m getting myself into Viking mode and what better way to begin than with a pictorial representation of the nine Viking Worlds.

Viking Worlds

 

Asgard – home of the Æsir gods
 
 

Vanaheim – home of the Vanir Gods
 
 

Alfheim – home of the Light Elves
 
 

Nidavellir – home of the Dwarfs
 
 

Midgard – home of the Humans
 
 

Jotunheim – home of the Jötnar  or Giants
 
 

Svartalfheim – home of the Black Elves
 
 

Hel – home of the Dead
 
 

Muspelheim – home of the fire Giants and Demons

 

Connecting all of these worlds is the mythical tree Yggdrasil, the tree of life. Here’s a wonderful depiction of Yggdrasil and the nine worlds:

yggdrasil-asgard-tableau-688

Right now, I’m furiously writing what I shouldn’t be considering I have another book due—the first tale in my new Viking Invasion series—Wùlfe.

Shhhhh! No tattling on me.

Hope you have a marvelous Monday!

Cheers,

Jianne

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