The Myths

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Straight from Myth

In North mythology, Ginnungagap is the great gap that opened spilling out two worlds: the world of ice (Niflheim) and the world of Fire (Muspellsheim). The fires of Muspellsheim melted the ice of Niflheim and the water that came from that divide formed into the oceans of Midgard. There’s much more to this that involves the body of a giant and a cow…more on this later.

From Wikipedia…

In the northern part of Ginnungagap lay the intense cold of Niflheim, and to the southern part lay the equally intense heat of Muspelheim. The cosmogonic process began when the effulgence of the two met in the middle of Ginnungagap.

Fire and Ice

Upon seeing pictures of Eyjafjallajokull (The Icelandic Volcano) it is no wonder the ancient Norsemen believed such things as Ginnungagap

Some predict this incident was believed to be Iceland and can you blame them? The pictures posted are of “Eyjafjallajokull,” the volcano in Iceland that erupted within the last few years.


Coming Soon…

 

North Mythology

Celtic Mythology

 

Sources

My research spanned more than seven years and is credited to the following sources.

John Lindow: Professor of Berkeley

Jacob Grimm: 19th Century linguist

Snorri Sturleson: Author of the Ancient Icelandic Norse text, The Prose Edda

NASA

The Moon Calendar provided by Space.com

The Irish Invasion Texts known as Lebor Gabála Érenn

Series: Tales of the Drui
Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book 1)
Fire and Lies (Tales of the Drui Book 2)
Winter and Ash (Tales of the Drui Book #3)
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