Yan-gant-y-tan (Jan gant y tan) is one of the lesser-known demons mentioned in Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal. De Plancy gives only a brief description - that Yan-gant-y-tan is a demon from Brittany who wanders the streets of Finistere at night holding five candles in hand - one on each of his five fingers - spinning them like a flaming wheel. Yan-gant-y-tan is … [Read more...]
Norse Mythology refers to the folklore of the ancient Northern Germanic population. Common deities mentioned include Thor, protector of mankind with his legendary hammer, Odin, the one-eyed ruler of Asgard, and Freyja, goddess of fertility, war and death. Read articles about Norse Mythology below.
The serpent, Jormungand was the middle child of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. He had 2 siblings, Hel, and the wolf, Fenrir. Alarmed that Loki had fathered these children, Odin sent a group of gods to kidnap them. Once captured, Odin threw Jormungand into the ocean surrounding Midgard, where he lived from then on. The serpent grew so much that he encircled the whole … [Read more...]
Hel was the daughter of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. She had 2 older siblings, the wolf, Fenrir, who was the eldest, and the serpent Jormungand. From the waist up, Hel's color was pink, but from her hips down, her skin was greenish-black and looked decayed. Alarmed that Loki had fathered these children, Odin sent a group of gods to kidnap them. Once captured, Odin … [Read more...]
Contents The Theft of Idun's Apples The Treasures of the Gods The Death of Balder and Binding of Loki [hr]Loki, the son of 2 giants, was the trickster god in Norse mythology who was always doing his best to cause trouble. His wife was Sigyn, who bore him 2 sons, Vali and Nari (or Narvi), though he had an affair with the giantess, Angrboda, who bore him Fenrir, Hel, and … [Read more...]
The wolf, Fenrir was the eldest child of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. He had 2 younger siblings, Hel, and the serpent, Jormungand. Alarmed that Loki had fathered these children, Odin sent a group of gods to kidnap them. To the gods, Fenrir looked like an ordinary wolf, so they let him roam the fields of Asgard, but they agreed they would watch him. Of all the gods, … [Read more...]