Viking Bestiary: Dwarfs in Norse Myths and Sagas

In the latest episode in our Viking Bestiary series, we’re shifting our focus from the enchanting world of Elves (who we spoke about a few episodes ago) to the realm of Dwarfs. Join us as we delve deep into the Norse sagas, exploring the multifaceted nature of these diminutive yet formidable beings.

Dwarfs in Norse mythology are far more than just stout, bearded craftsmen dwelling in mountain halls. We’ll unravel the complexities of their character, their interactions with gods and humans, and their pivotal role in shaping the Norse cosmos. We’ll explore their connections to the gods, from forging divine weapons like Thor’s mighty hammer Mj√∂lnir to engaging in riddle contests with Odin himself. We’ll also unpick the interactions between dwarfs and humans, from the forging of legendary weapons to tales of mutual aid and cunning. 

Join us as we journey through the rich tapestry of Norse mythology, uncovering the fascinating tales of dwarfs and their enduring legacy in the pantheon of ancient lore.