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ENTERTAINMENT

3 Facts Marvel Made Us To Believe About Odin Which Are Historically False

Everyone knows that whenever you are mentioning some of the most popular Marvel characters in Nigeria; the likes of Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and finally, Odin usually comes into the spotlight. Photo Credit: AC Images But ever since the Marvel Universe introduced the Norse god, Odin, into their universe; there has been a lot of misinterpretations about what this god (Odin) does and what he stands for.

  7 months ago ago
3 Facts Marvel Made Us To Believe About Odin Which Are Historically False

CULTURE

The history of the god and leader of the Vikings, Odin.

The history of the god and leader of the Vikings, Odin. In case you don't know who Odin is, he is a god who was worshiped a long time ago, Wednesday was named after him, he is the supreme god of the Norse and Germanic Germanic pantheon. He is the god of war, leader of the Aesir. His was frigga and his children, Thor, Tyr, Hod, Balder. He is sometimes known as the one eye father. Now the god Loki is foretold to be the god that will bring the end to the god, Odin in a event which is called, the Ragnarok. Ragnarok

  1 year ago ago
The history of the god and leader of the Vikings, Odin.

ENTERTAINMENT

7 Movies And TV Series Every Fan Of Norse Mythology Should Check Out

Norse mythology has a lot of fascinating beings and stories. If you enjoy movies with Vikings and all manner of beings from Norse mythology, then you should definitely (and I mean definitely) check out all the movies and television series on this list. 7) Beowulf

  10 months ago ago
7 Movies And TV Series Every Fan Of Norse Mythology Should Check Out

SPORTS

Is Old Age A Blessing or A Curse?, Meet The Old Woman Who Challenged A God To A Wrestling Contest

Every Tom, Dick and Harry's dream on earth is to grow old, perhaps, for some individuals, get married, give birth, live and happy life and then, die a happy death. If you have chosen a particularly appropriate adjective, then perhaps, in this article, you might realize that for some individuals, Old age can indeed be a curse. According to the Viking Sagas or Norse History; there was an old woman who goes by the name Elli. To all who may not know anything much about her, Elli was a powerful Viking or Norse goddess,

  1 year ago ago
Is Old Age A Blessing or A Curse?, Meet The Old Woman Who Challenged A God To A Wrestling Contest

CULTURE

Top 10 most powerful Norse gods and their pictures

The mighty Viking warriors followed gods that were even more powerful than they were.Here is the top 10 list of the most powerful of them all.10) Heimdall, the guardian of Asgard Heimdall possessed keen eyesight that could see upto hundreds of miles and he could also hear things hundreds of miles away.

  1 year ago ago
Top 10 most powerful Norse gods and their pictures

RELIGION

How The Vikings Became Christians And The Kings Who Made It Possible

Perhaps due to what has been noted to be the aggressive nature of Vikings, and their strength of belief in their ideologies, they are often seen as a group that has had a sweet spot for targeting Christian churches, missionaries, and killing defenseless monks. However, there is more to their story than their early rage against the rise of Christianity, what many often miss is how they played such a key role in spreading Christianity.

  9 months ago ago
How The Vikings Became Christians And The Kings Who Made It Possible

ENTERTAINMENT

Mythology: These Are Some Of The Deities The Vikings Worshipped

The fall of man at the garden of Eden has left a hole in his heart which he strives to fill by devising ways to reconnect with the Almighty.

  1 year ago ago
Mythology: These Are Some Of The Deities The Vikings Worshipped

SCIENCE-HIGHTECH

Why Some Astronomers Name New Planets After Germanic Gods And Goddesses

The International Astronomical Union, which is the body responsible for the naming of asteroids, has a lot of rules when it comes to christening newly discovered celestial bodies. For example, astronomers are no longer allowed to give their names to a planets that they have discovered.

  1 year ago ago
Why Some Astronomers Name New Planets After Germanic Gods And Goddesses

ENTERTAINMENT

8 Popular Films Inspired By North Germanic Mythology

North Germanic mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples known as the Vikings and the Norsemen. It is made up of the stories of gods and their interactions with humans and other beings. Most popular films have been inspired by North Germanic mythology. This article introduces to you 8 popular films and Tv shows based on this mythology that you will enjoy watching. Read on! 1. THOR In this film, Thor, a powerful god of Norse(a part of North Germanic mythology) myths, is banished to the Earth

  1 year ago ago
8 Popular Films Inspired By North Germanic Mythology

ENTERTAINMENT

10 Actors And Their Physical Transformation for Marvel Roles

Back in the 90s physical transformations had become quite popular, but never important enough to become a measure for one’s selection in an important movie.

  1 year ago ago
10 Actors And Their Physical Transformation for Marvel Roles

EDUCATION

Reason why the Americans call mathematics "math" not "mathematics" and 5 other facts

6 cool things you didn't know about mathematics 1.The reason Americans call mathematics "math", is because they argue that "mathematics" functions as a singular noun so 'math' should be singular too.2.

  1 year ago ago
Reason why the Americans call mathematics

HEALTH

See the most painful tortures in the world, do you think you can survive it.

Good day readers I would be happy to enlighten you about the kinds of torture we had in the medieval times. Torture is a very gruesome act which is used to punish criminals or to make them confess of something. Torture was very bad in the medieval times. So here's a list of the kinds of torture 1. Judas Cradle You'd place the waist harness (attached to the ropes) around the victim and then slowly lower him/her onto the pyramid shaped seat with the pointy top inserted into their anus or vagina. With the downward

  1 year ago ago
See the most painful tortures in the world, do you think you can survive it.

SOCIETY

Bandits Break Into Zamfara Hospital, Kidnap Nurse and Caregiver To Treat Injured Brothers

Reports from Zamfara states have it that some suspected gunmen identified by some as bandits, Invaded General Hospital, Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday. According to a report filed by Daily Trust on the subject, it was revealed that the bandits kidnapped a Norse and caregiver.

  10 months ago ago
Bandits Break Into Zamfara Hospital, Kidnap Nurse and Caregiver To Treat Injured Brothers

RELIGION

Cultism is idolatry in disguise

These cult activities, norms, believes, objectives can be traced down to ancient parctises of idolatry, when men believed they were blessed by the hands of the gods for violence and so charge at every act of violence. Some of these believes is well traced to ancient greek, roman and Norse mythology, a good example is Odin, he was believed to be a Norse god of war and of the dead, according to Norse mythology, ruled over valhalla (the hall of the slain). In line with this believe, dying in battle was the most

  1 year ago ago
Cultism is idolatry in disguise

ENTERTAINMENT

We Are More Than Superheroes

I'm a huge fan of comics and sci-fi movies, of history and legends, Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse mythology particularly of Marvel and DC... Confession time, I've seen (more like studies) every movie of the MCU on a average of 6 times per movie (all 22 or so of them, and at least each one without sound, so I could lip-sync). I'm probably not a movie freak, but I've gleaned plenty from it; creativity, imagination, sarcasm, implications (I could give you a sermon on how Iron Man's death will affect phase 4

  1 year ago ago
We Are More Than Superheroes

EDUCATION

Fact about maths that you don't know

If you were to play a word association game with a school-aged child, you’d be pretty unlikely to get a response of ‘cool’ when you asked them what word first came into their mind when you said ‘maths’.

  1 year ago ago
Fact about maths that you don't know

HEALTH

Common things you should know about common cold

Overview When ever you start feeling something unusual around your nose and throats and you keep trying to clear the throats, experiencing running and stuffy nose, just know that you have been infected with the rhino virus wish causes common cold. A viral infection caused by viruses but mostly rhino viruses. This infections can only come when one is exposed to cold, either by excess cold drink, exposure to cold environment like during and after rain fall. However, after three days the symptoms will start revealing

  1 year ago ago
Common things you should know about common cold

HEALTH

How The World's First Bulletproof Vests Where Tested.

Since the fifth century A.D., different warring cultures have made body armor. This includes the Ancient Greeks, Persians, Chinese and Norse using everything from sheet metal to terracotta, bone and plant fibers. But, the first soft ballistic vest was produced by a tailor in Dublin, Ireland in the 1840s. The Cork Examiner reported on his line of business in December 1847. The daily melancholy announcements of assassination that are now disgracing the country, and the murderers permitted to walk quietly away

  1 year ago ago
How The World's First Bulletproof Vests Where Tested.

CULTURE

Meet The First Man Who Discovered America

Oftentimes, there is always an argument or controversy as to who the first and real founder of America was, between Christopher Columbus and Leif Erikson. Without much delay, Erikson Leif was the very first man to set foot in America, thus making him the real and original founder of America.

  11 months ago ago
Meet The First Man Who Discovered America

RELIGION

Mythology and Religion: Differences and Similarities

Since the dawn of time, humans felt the need to believe, surround their ideas around a common entity. In almost every religion, we can find a central entity to whom credit is given for establishing the true "faith". Every follower try to claim their religion is the best and some don't tolerate other views. Myths on the other hand, means facts that doesn't have any/enough proof to back it up. Different claims and myths such as the Norse Mythology have risen over time through various media's of communication like

  1 year ago ago
Mythology and Religion: Differences and Similarities