5.11 – The Viking Gods (4.12.13)

“The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.”

– Neil Gaiuam, Norse Mythology

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They were teachers and destroyers. Mighty warriors who blazed across the skies in gleaming chariots and wielded magical weapons that could bring down mountains. Odin, Frey, and Thor. The gods worshipped by the Norse Vikings were fearsome and mysterious, but were these beings truly divine, or is there, perhaps an extraterrestrial connection? The Norse were among the most technologically advanced cultures of the ancient world. They were epic explorers who embarked on oceanic voyages to Africa and the Middle East and even reached North America at least 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Were the Norse guided by powerful gods, or could these super-beings that guided the Vikings have actually been visitors from another planet? [12]

Introduction Sons of Ivaldi & the Bifrost
The Norse Gungnir & Mjolnir
Norse Religion & Mythology Burial Rituals & Valhalla

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CONTRIBUTORS

(in order of appearance)

young, j.childress, d.coppens, p.tsoukalos, g.tangherlini, t.wolf, k.mellor, s.schoch, r.martell, j.henry, w.seigfried, k.noory, g.dennin, m.schultz, p.

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INTRODUCTION [12a]

A mighty people worshiping powerful gods…

“Thor’s hammer was enormously powerful. It had great accuracy. It could smash mountains.”

Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

…A celestial bridge linking mankind to a divine realm…

“Was it possible that this rainbow bridge was some kind of wormhole that would take people literally to another planet?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

…And epic journeys to the far ends of the planet…

“Very few people would have set sail across the Atlantic not knowing that there was something on the other side.”

Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

How were the Vikings able to develop such an advanced civilization? Were their achievements in technology and exploration their own? Or did they receive otherworldly help?

“Our ancestors thought they were visited by gods, when in reality they were visited by none other than Ancient Aliens. Physical beings.”

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. What if it were true? Did Ancient Aliens really help to shape our history? If so, might there be evidence in the history and mythology of the Vikings?

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