The Epic Tales of Norse Mythology: 17 Amazing Facts

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11Ullr

Ullr

There is actually a Norse god of skiers named Ullr. His favorite sport was chasing game with a bow and arrow through the mountains at speed on skis.


12Litr

Litr

According to Norse mythology, while observing his brother Baldr's funeral pyre, Thor punted a dwarf named Litr into the flames.


13Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr

Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr

Thor's chariot was pulled by two goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr that Thor could eat and then resurrect the following day with his hammer if no bones were broken.


14Ægir

Ægir

Ægir is the God of the Oceans and Sea Creatures in Norse mythology. He brewed ale for the Gods and held elaborate parties.


15Heiðrún

Heiðrún

The Vikings believed that a giant goat named Heiðrún, whose udders provided an endless supply of beer, awaited them in Valhalla upon their death.


16Lindwurm

Lindwurm

Dragons known as Lindwurm's existed in Norse mythology. The dragons utilized two front arms as opposed to the full four found in Asian cultures.


17Brunnmigi

Brunnmigi

In the Norse mythology, spirits named Brunnmigi urinated in wells and they had the ability to assume any form at will.

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