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Norse mythology

Norse or Scandinavian mythology is the belief and legends of the Scandinavian people. Norse mythology is a version of the older Germanic mythology and was later replaced by Christianity for the most part. Norse mythology is a set of beliefs and s ...

                                               

Asgard

Asgard is one of the Nine Realms in Norse mythology, home to the tribe of deities known as the Æsir. Asgard lies at the top of Yggdrasill’s highest branches, and the only thing connecting Asgard to Midgard is the mystical rainbow bridge Bifrost. ...

                                               

Berserker

Berserkers were a special kind of Norse warrior who were widely feared. Old Norse literature said they fought in a wild, trance-like fury. This later gave us the English word berserk. Many Old Norse sources say that berserkers were real. Most his ...

                                               

Brunhilde

Brunhilde was a mighty female warrior, one of the Valkyries. She was also a heroine from the German epics, especially in the Nibelungen saga, in which she is an Icelandic princess. She defied Odin and in punishment he imprisoned her within a ring ...

                                               

Edda

Edda or the plural Eddas or Eddur, including Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, are two collections of stories about Viking deities. They were made in around 9th to 13th century by Icelandic Christian historians. Although the Eddur are the most importan ...

                                               

Einherjar

In Norse mythology, the einherjar are warriors who have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. In Valhalla, the einherjar meat from the boar called Sæhrimnir. Every day he is boiled and every night he becomes whole again. They d ...

                                               

Gefjun

Gefjun is one of the Æsir in Norse mythology. This name could be from Old Norse ged fia meaning "chaste" is one of the Asynjur in Norse mythology. She appears only a few times in surviving sources. Medieval sources talk of her mainly as a goddess ...

                                               

Gleipnir

In Norse mythology, Gleipnir was the third chain used to tie up Fenrir, the wolf. Fenrir was the son of Loki and Angrboda, the giantess. The first two chains, named Lædingr and Dromi, were forged by Thor and did not hold him. Gleipnir was created ...

                                               

Gram (mythology)

The unit of measurement is at gram In Norse mythology, Gram is the name of the sword of Sigurd. He used it to kill the dragon Fafnir. It was forged by Weyland the Smith and originally belonged to his father, Sigmund, who received it in the hall o ...

                                               

Heimskringla

Heimskringla is the best known of the old Norse kings sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Iceland by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson ca. 1230. The name Heimskringla was first used in the 17th century, it comes from the first two words o ...

                                               

Jormungandr

Jormungandr, also known as the Midgard Serpent, is a sea serpent, the middle child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. According to the Prose Edda, Odin took Lokis three children by Angrboda and tossed Jormungandr into the great ocean that encircl ...

                                               

Mjolnir

In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. Forged by the dwarven brothers Brokkr and Eitri, Mjolnir is the most feared weapon in the Nine Realms, capable of leveling entire mountains with only one hit. Mj ...

                                               

Norns

The Norns are female deities in Norse mythology who govern fate. Their names are Urd, Verdandi and Skuld. Skuld is also the name of a Valkyrie. The Norns are at the base of the ash tree Yggdrasil. They spin threads and weave the tapestry of fates ...

                                               

Odr

In Norse mythology, Odr is a man associated with the goddess Freyja. The Prose Edda and Heimskringla, both by Snorri Sturluson, describe Odr as Freyjas husband. They also describe him as the father of Freyjas daughter Hnoss. Heimskringla adds tha ...

                                               

Ragnarok

In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is the battle at the end of the world. It is to be fought between the gods or Æsir, led by Odin; and the fire giants, the Jotnar and other monsters, led by Loki and Surtr. Not only will most of the gods, giants, and m ...

                                               

Runestone

A Runestone or Rune stone is a large stone, with runes inscribed on it, dating from the early Middle Ages. Currently, about 6000 such stones are known to exist in Scandinavia. About half of them date from the tenth and eleventh century, and were ...

                                               

Vali (son of Odin)

In Norse mythology, Vali is a son of the god Odin and giantess Rindr. Valis brothers are Thor, Baldr and Vidarr. When Baldr was killed, Vali killed the person who killed him. He grew to full adulthood in one day. We dont know whether Norse people ...

                                               

Valkyrie

The Valkyries are a host of female figures in Norse mythology; they are a group of warrior maidens in service to the chief god Odin. Fierce and respected warriors, they are responsible for choosing who live and die in battle, singling out those w ...

                                               

Ymir

In Norse mythology, Ymir is the ancestor of all jotnar. He is described in the Poetic Edda and in the Prose Edda. Ymir was killed by Odin, Ve and Vili. From Ymirs body they made seven worlds. Bïfrost and dwarves evolved from maggots by burrowing ...

                                               

Scripture

Scripture means writing in Latin. The word is mostly used to refer to the Bible or books that are considered sacred, like the Quran or Hindu scripture.

                                               

Akilattirattu Ammanai

Akilathirattu Ammanai + thirattu + ammanai), also called Thiru Edu, is the main religious book of the Southern Indian Ayyavazhi, officially a branch of Hinduism. The title is shortened as Akilam. This is the largest Ammanai work.

                                               

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a book that Latter Day Saints believe is the word of God along with the Bible. The original English version of the Book of Mormon was published in March 1830 by a man named Joseph Smith, Jr. who claimed to be a prophet like ...

                                               

Guru Granth Sahib

The Guru Granth Sahib, also called Adi Granth, is the holy book of the religion Sikhism. It contains prayers, and hymns of Sikh religion. Sikhs believe the Guru Granth Sahib to be a living Guru, hence the Guru Granth Sahib has its own place also ...

                                               

Meqabyan

Meqabyan, also called Ethiopic Maccabees or Ethiopian Maccabees, are three books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Old Testament Biblical canon. These books are very different in content from the books of Maccabees in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Bibles ...

                                               

Pravachanasara

It has 275 verses in total. It consists of two books and an appendix. Book I is called "Knowledge" and has 92 verses. Book II is called "Knowable" and has 108 verses. The appendix is called "Conduct" and has 75 verses.

                                               

Sibylline Books

The Sibylline Books were a collection of prophecies in rhyme written in Greek. The legendary king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus bought them from a Sibyl, and the prophecies used to be consulted in times when great danger happened in the history of ...

                                               

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching is the Chinese name of a book by a man named Laozi. Laozi was a sage and he was a record-keeper. The title can mean "The Book of the Way and its Virtue." People believe the book was written around 600 BC. It is an important text to C ...

                                               

Wordless Book

A Wordless Book is a Christian evangelistic device. Most believe that it was created by the famous London Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It is called a "book", as it is usually has pages, but it can also be shown on a single page or ba ...

                                               

Roman mythology

Roman mythology is a huge collection of stories, started in Ancient Rome, about the beginning of the world, and the lives and adventures the many Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes. Each god, each goddess had a cult to take care of their temples o ...

                                               

Aeneas

Aeneas was a Trojan prince and hero. His father was Anchises, his mother was the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Both Homer and Vergil mention him in their stories. Vergil wrote a whole series of books about him. These books are called Aeneis in their o ...

                                               

Cacus

Cacus is a character in Roman mythology. He was a hideous, three-headed, fire-belching shepherd who lived in a cave in the Aventine Forest in Italy. His cave was covered with the bones of the people he killed. Human skulls and human arms were han ...

                                               

Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux were twin brothers in Greek and Roman mythology. Together they are called the Dioscuri. They were the sons of Queen Leda of Sparta. Their twin sisters were Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. Castor and Pollux were changed into the ...

                                               

Dido, Queen of Carthage

Ancient Greek and Roman writers said that Dido was the founder and first Queen of Carthage. Carthage was a city in the country now known as Tunisia. Dido lived in the 9th century BC. Some parts of her life may be true. Other parts are myths. She ...

                                               

Hercules

Hercules is a hero in Roman mythology. He is a mortal son of Alcmene and Zeus. Hercules is known for his great strength. In Greek mythology he is named Herakles, but he has some different stories.

                                               

Rhea Silvia

Rhea Silvia is a woman from Roman mythology. In the legend about the founding of Rome, is the mother of the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. She was the daughter of Numitor Silvius, king of the city Alba Longa. According to Plutarch, there are ma ...

                                               

Slavic paganism

Slavic paganism describes Slavic pagan beliefs before baptism and Christianisation Slavs had their own mythology. Sources about Slavs and their beliefs mainly come from the old Ruthenian chronicles and notes of German bishops. A lot of informatio ...

                                               

Internet Relay Chat

Internet Relay Chat is a chat system on the Internet. It allows people from around the world to have conversations together, but it can also be used for two people to chat privately. The IRC chat rooms are also called IRC channels. These channels ...

                                               

Freenode

freenode, is an IRC network. It is used to discuss peer-directed projects. The freenode servers can all be used from the domain name chat.freenode.net. This automatically switches the user to one of the actual servers in use. As of 2010, it was t ...

                                               

Netsplit

In computer networking, mainly Internet Relay Chat, netsplit is the event when two servers disconnect. Because how IRC networks are built, a disconnection between two servers splits the entire network into two parts. This makes it look like peopl ...

                                               

Gramophone record

A gramophone record is a type of analog storage medium. It stores recorded music. It was popular during most of the 20th century. Gramophone records are played on a phonograph. A gramophone record is a flat disk that is usually made of plastic. T ...

                                               

LP record

An LP record is a type of gramophone record. It is a 33⅓ rpm vinyl disc with little lines called grooves that go around the center. It is generally either 10- or 12-inches in diameter. They are played by a turntable. A turntable spins the record ...

                                               

AAC

AAC is a file format for storing music or other sounds. It stands for Advanced Audio Coding or Advanced Audio Codec. It is used by Apple Inc. in the iPod and iTunes. AAC is one of the standard formats that comes from the MPEG organization, the sa ...

                                               

FLAC

FLAC is a way to code audio files. It makes those audio files smaller, without affecting the sound quality. It is unlike MP3, because when encoding audio using an MP3 encoder, information is lost and cannot be recovered. When a FLAC file is decod ...

                                               

MP3

MPEG-1 and/or MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3 is a lossy data compression format for audio. Using it makes smaller computer files containing digitized music and other sounds.

                                               

SAP (file format)

SAP is a way to store music data from the Atari 8-bit family that uses the POKEY sound chip. Most popular music for the Atari 8-bit family was written between 1981 and 1987. SAP files are similar to SID Commodore 64, SPC Super Nintendo Entertainm ...

                                               

Audio editing software

Editors designed for use with music typically allow the user to do the following: Mix multiple sound sources/tracks, combine them at various volume levels and pan from channel to channel to one or more output tracks Fading into/out of or in-betwe ...

                                               

Bandwidth (computing)

In computer network and computer science, digital bandwidth or just bandwidth means the amount of data that can be sent from one point to another in a certain period of time. It is measured as a bit rate expressed in bits per second or multiples ...

                                               

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics or computational biology is the study of large amounts of biological information. It focuses on molecules like DNA. It is done often with the help of computers.

                                               

Blockchain

A Blockchain is a method of storing a list of entries, which cannot be changed easily after they are created. This also applies to the list. This is done by using several concepts from cryptography, including digital signatures and hash functions ...

                                               

Bloom filter

A Bloom filter is a data structure that allows computers to see if a given element occurs in a set. Bloom filters use hash functions to do this. For each element that is added, a hash value is calculated. When a new element is added, its hash val ...

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