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Norse gods

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This video covers:  A description of the key Norse gods that were worshipped by the Vikings and Norse people, including Odin, Frey and Thor as well as Freyja, Frigg and Loki

We Norse worship many gods. In the old days we used to worship the gods outdoors in the woods but nowadays we have beautiful temples built for them. You may have heard of some of our gods. The most important are Odin, Frey and Thor. Odin is the god of wisdom and war whilst Frey, the god of fertility, is known to be very generous. The mighty Thor is the god of thunder. Thor is incredibly strong and carries a great hammer, which he uses to slay evil giants and monsters. It is said that he rides across the sky in a chariot pulled by goats. There is one god however who is to be avoided, and he is Loki who is actually part god and part devil. Loki is always getting up to mischief; you know he once had his lips sewn together by a dwarf he had tried to cheat. We also have female gods, one is called Freyja, she is the goddess of love and the sister of Frey. And of course there’s my favourite, Frigg, the wife of Odin, she is full of goodness and very wise. We named Frigg’s day after her, but you might know it as Friday.
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