Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse Mythology. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin’s blood brother, a giant’s son called Loki, who lives with the Aesir in Asgard.


The highest and oldest of all the gods is Odin. Odin knows many secrets. He gave an eye for wisdom. More than that, for knowledge of runes, and for power, he sacrificed himself to himself.

He hung from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, hung there for nine nights. His side was pierced by the

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Scoop

Scoop4 min read
Reviews Reader
BY AMBER LEE DODD Scholastic £6.99 REVIEW by Liza, age fourteen Amelia, the protagonist in Lightning Chase Me Home, is an intricately crafted character who shatters stigma about children with learning difficulties and empowers readers through
Scoop2 min read
Portrait Of An Artist Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson is an artist who is known for sculptures and large, immersive installations. He was born in Denmark to Icelandic parents and he spent holidays surrounded by the wild nature of Iceland. His work is inspired by nature and its forms, fro
Scoop3 min read
Love Reading Reviews
We have chosen a fabulous selection of books about art that will engage, inspire and help you to spend more time enjoying art. As the first Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which