1. Standard memberNyxie
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    There are three levels in which nine worlds reside.

    The upper level :

    Asgard the realm of the gods.

    alfheim the realm of the elves.

    Vanaheim

    The Middle level :

    Midgard the realm of men (where we are)

    Jotunheim the realm of the giants.

    Svartalfaheim the realm of the dark elves.

    Nithavellir the realm of the dwarves.

    The Lower level :

    Muspelheim The realm of the fire, a flaming southern region.

    Niflheim the realm of the dead, represented as ice.

    All of this is held together by the great world tree,Ygdrasil. But it has not always been this way. In the beginning there was a great chasm (Ginnungagap) seperating the worlds of Niflheim, and Muspelheim, (fire and ice). When fire and ice met, they combined to form a giant, named Ymir, and a cow, named Audhumbla, (Auðhumla) who nourished Ymir, while she survived by licking the salty ice blocks. From her licking emerged Bur (Búri), the grandfather of the Aesir. Ymir, father of the frost giants, employed equally unusal procreative techniques. He sweated a male and a female from under his left arm.

    Odin Kills Ymir
    Odin, the son of Bur's son Borr, killed Ymir. The blood pouring out of the giant's body killed all the frost giants Ymir had created, except Bergelmir. From the Ymir's dead body, Odin created the world. Ymir's blood was the sea; his flesh, the earth; his skull, the sky; his bones, the mountains; his hair, the trees. The new Ymir-based world was Midgard. Ymir's eyebrow was used to fence in the area where mankind would live. Around Midgard was an ocean where a serpent, Jormungand, who was big enough to form a ring around Midgard by putting his tail in his mouth, lived.

    Ygdrasil
    From Ymir's body grew an ash tree named Ygdrasil whose branches covered the known world and supported the universe. Ygdrasil had three roots going to each of the three levels of the world. Three springs supplied it with water. One root went into Asgard, the home of the gods, another went into the land of the giants, Jotunheim, and a third went to that primeval world of ice, darkness, and the dead, known as Niflheim. In Jotunheim's spring, Mimir, lay wisdom. In Niflheim, the spring nourished the adder Nidhogge (darkness) who gnawed at the roots of Ygdrasil.

    The Three Norns
    The spring by the Asgard root was cared for by the three Norns, goddesses of fate:

    Urdur (the past)
    Verdandi (the present), and
    Skuld (the future).

    This has been a brief overview of the creation of the world, enjoy.


    Nyxie
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    More on the way of the warriors later.....
  2. Donationrwingett
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    13 Mar '05 13:30
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    There are three levels in which nine worlds reside.

    The upper level :

    Asgard the realm of the gods.

    alfheim the realm of the elves.

    Vanaheim

    The Middle level :

    Midgard the realm of men (where we are)

    Jotunheim the realm of the giants.

    Svartalfaheim the realm of the dark elves.

    Nithavellir the realm of the dwarves.

    The Lower leve ...[text shortened]... tion of the world, enjoy.


    Nyxie
    the Valkyrja

    More on the way of the warriors later.....
    Tell us about Fenris Wolf.
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    13 Mar '05 14:551 edit
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    There are three levels in which nine worlds reside.

    The upper level :

    Asgard the realm of the gods.

    alfheim the realm of the elves.

    Vanaheim

    The Middle level :

    Midgard the realm of men (where we are)

    Jotunheim the realm ...[text shortened]...
    Nyxie
    the Valkyrja

    More on the way of the warriors later.....
    Nine days on Yggdrasil did Odin hang
    upside down, the one-eyed god, spear-pierced,
    a sacrifice of himself to himself
    to seize the grave wisdom of the runes--
  4. Standard memberNyxie
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    Originally posted by rwingett
    Tell us about Fenris Wolf.
    So much for going in order then:

    The Fenris Wolf is a creature of the Asgardian dimension who is said to be an offspring of Loki and the giant Angrboda. It is a huge wolf (usual height 15 feet tall) with human-like intelligence, vast strength and the capacity to change its shape to that of a god or to change its size to that of a real wolf. Before it reached maturity, Fenris threatened Iduna, keeper of the gods' golden apples of immortality, and was banished to Varinheim by Haakun the Hunter. This incident later became the basis for the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Just as Fenris reached maturity, the Asgardian gods decided it would be unsafe to allow Fenris to roam the land unfettered. They took to playing a game with the wolf to see how easily he could snap the bonds they put on him. Each time they forged a thicker and stronger chain of iron, but Fenris broke them all. Finally Odin commanded a dwarf toe forge an enchanted fetter. The dwarf did so, creating a thin, silklike substance of phenomenal durability called Gleipnir. When the gods entreated Fenris to try to break this binding, the wolf-god sensed that the fragile-looking substance was a trick. Fenris agreed to let him put the bonds around him only if there was a god willing to put his hand in the wolf's mouth as a gesture of trust. If the bonds did probe to be unbreakable, Fenris would bite. Among the gods assembled for this task, only Tyr, the courageous god of war, was willing to make such a sacrifice. he placed his right hand between the wolf's huge fangs as the bonds were put in place, and when Fenris learned that the more he struggled, the tighter the bonds were drawn, he bit off Tyr's hand. The gods then bound Fenris to a rock where he has been kept to this day. It is prophesied that when Ragnarok, the twilight of the Asgardian gods, occurs, Fenris will devour Odin.

    Nyxie
  5. Standard memberNemesio
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    14 Mar '05 01:22
    http://www.immortalthor.net/bio-fenris.html
  6. Standard memberNyxie
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    14 Mar '05 01:26
    Originally posted by Nemesio
    http://www.immortalthor.net/bio-fenris.html
    Well ty Nemesio.
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    14 Mar '05 01:311 edit
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    ...It is prophesied that when Ragnarok, the twilight of the Asgardian gods, occurs, Fenris will devour Odin.
    ... and when Odin is dead, Vidar (recently started tournament #511 is named after him) will put his shoe in Fenris' mouth, crack open the wolf jaws and make room for the new world.
  8. Standard memberNyxie
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    14 Mar '05 01:43
    Originally posted by Svin1
    ... and when Odin is dead, Vidar (recently started tournament #511 is named after him) will put his shoe in Fenris' mouth, crack open the wolf jaws and make room for the new world.
    Vidar is the son of Odin and the giantess gridr. He is second strongest of the gods. He will take his father's place as a ruler of the new world after the ragnorak. His hall in Asgard is called Vidi. It is said he will kill the wolf with his bare hands.

    Nyxie
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