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NameOriginDescription
God name "AESIR" Icelandic / Nordic The major race of sky gods in Norse religion. The twelve Aesir gods are headed by OTHIN, the All-Father and probably are, in part, derived from a Germanic pantheon established in prehistory. The Aesir follow a common pattern whereby cultures establish a “senior” pantheon of great gods which usually number seven or twelve....
"Aarvak" Norse Aka. Arvaka, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
God name "Aegir" Norse The Norse god who presides over the stormy sea. He entertains the gods every harvest, and brews ale for them.
God name "Aesir" Germanic Pantheon of the gods norse / germanic
King name "Agnar" Norse A son of king Hraudung and foster-son of Frigg. Norse
Goddess name "Alfhild" Norse Goddess of wrestling norse
Supreme god name "Alfodr or Alfadir" Norse Alfodr or Alfadir [Father of all]. The name of Odin as the supreme god. Norse
God name "Alfr" Norse An elf, fairy; a class of beings like the dwarfs, between gods and men. They were of two kinds: elves of light (Ljosalfar) and elves of darkness (Dokkalfar). The abode of the elves is Alfheimr, fairy-land, and their king is the god Frey. Norse
Spirit name "Alfs" Norse Male ancestral spirits. Norse
"Andhrimner" Norse The cook in Valhalla. Norse
"Andvare-Force" Norse The force or waterfall in which the dwarf Andvare kept himself in the form of a pike fish. Norse
Spirit name "Andvarenaut" Norse The fatal ring given Andvare (the wary spirit). Norse
"Andvari" Norse Andvare, The name of a pike-shaped dwarf; the owner of the fatal ring called Andvaranautr. Norse
"Angerboda" Norse [Anguish-creating]. A giantess; mother of the Fenris-wolf by Loke. Norse.
God name "Angeyja" Norse One of Heimdal's nine mothers. The Elder Edda says in the Lay of Hyndla : Nine giant maids gave birth to the gracious god, at the world's margin. These are: Gjalp, Greip, Eistla, Angeyja, Ulfrun, Eyrgjafa, Imd, Atla, and Jarnsaxa. Norse.
"Angurvadel" Norse Frithiof's sword, inscribed with Runic letters, which blazed in time of war, but gleamed with a dim light in time of peace. Norse
"Annar or Onarr" Norse Husband of night and father of Jord (the earth). Norse
"Arvaka" Norse Aka. Aarvak, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
God name "As" Norse Asa or Ass; plural ÆSIR. The asas, gods. The word appears in such English names as Osborn, Oswald, etc. With an n it is found in the Germ. Ansgar (Anglo-Sax. Oscar). The term aesir is used to distinguish Odin, Thor, etc., from the vanir (vans). Norse.
"Asa-Loke" Norse Asa-Loki. Loke, so called to distinguish him from Utgard-Loke, who is a giant. Norse.
"Asa-Thor(r)" Norse A common name for Thor. Norse.
"Ask" Norse The name of the first man created by Odin, Hœner and Loder. Norse.
Goddess name "Asynje" Norse Plural Asynjur. A goddess; feminine of Ass. Norse.
Goddess name "Asynjur" Norse The goddesses of Asgard associates of the Aesir and distinguished from the Vanir goddesses. Norse
"Atla" Norse One of Heimdal's nine mothers. Norse.
"Audhumbla" Norse Also written Audhumbla. The cow formed from the frozen vapors resolved into drops. She nourished the giant Ymer. Norse.
"Aurboda" Norse Gymer's wife and Gerd's mother. Norse.
"Aurgelmer" Norse A giant; grandfather of Bergelmer; called also Ymer. Norse.
"Austre" East A dwarf presiding over the east region. Norse.
God name "Balder aka Baldr" Norse Baldaer. God of the summer-sunlight. He was son of Odin and Frigg; slain by Hoder, at the instigation of Loke. He returns after Ragnarok. His dwelling is Breidablik. Norse
"Barrey/Barey" Norse A pleasant grove in which Gerd agreed with Skirner to meet Frey. Norse
"Baugi aka Bauge" Norse A brother of Suttung, for whom Odin worked one summer in order to get his help in obtaining Suttung's mead of poetry. Norse
"Beli aka Bele" Norse A giant, brother of Gerd, who was slain by Frey. Norse
"Bestla" Norse wife of Bur and mother of Odin. Norse
"Beyla" Norse Frey's attendant; wife of Bygver. Norse
"Bifrost" Norse [To tremble; the trembling way]. The Rainbow. Norse
"Bilskirnir aka Bilskirner" Norse The heavenly abode of Thor, from the flashing of light in the lightning. Norse
Goddess name "Blid" Norse Goddess of happiness. Norse
"Bodn" Norse One of the three vessels in which the poetical mead was kept. Hence poetry is called the wave of the bodn. Norse
"Bolthorn" Norse A giant, father of Bestla, Odin's mother. Norse
King name "Bolverkr aka Bolverk" Norse [Working terrible things]. An assumed name of Odin, when he went to get Suttung's mead. Norse
Goddess name "Borghild" Norse Goddess of the moon norse
"Borr / Bor" Norse Borr aka Bor [burr, a son; Scotch bairn]. A son of Bure and father of Odin, Vile and Ve. Norse
God name "Bragi" Norse God of eloquence and wisdom. Norse
God name "Bragi aka Brage" Norse The god of poetry. A son of Odin. He is the best of skalds. Norse
"Breidablik" Norse [Literally to gleam, twinkle]. Balder's dwelling. Norse
God name "Brono" Norse God of light norse
"Bur" Babylon Another name for Adad. Babylon Norse
"Buri" Norse One of two primordial beings, licked out of the stones by Audhumla. Norse
King name "Burl aka Bure" Norse The father of Bor. He was produced by the cow's licking the stones covered with rime, frost. Norse
"Byggvir aka Bygver" Norse Frey's attendant; Beyla's husband. Norse
"Byleiptr / Byleipt" Norse Byleiptr aka Byleipt [Flame of the dwelling]. The brother of Loke. Norse
God name "Dagr" Norse The god of the daytime, a son of Delling (god of twilight) and Nott. Dagr, the Bright and the Fair, drove across the sky in a chariot every day, pulled by a horse named skinfaxi. Norse
"Dainn aka Daain" Norse A hart that gnaws the branches of Ygdrasil. Norse
"Delling [Dayspring]" Norse The father of Day. Norse
Angel name "Dis plural Disir" Norse Attendant spirit or guardian angel. Any female mythic being may be called Dis. Norse
Goddess name "Disir" Germanic Collective name for guardian goddesses norse / germanic
King name "Draught of Thor" Norse The ebb of the sea. When Asa Thor visited Jotunheim he was set to drain a bowl of liquor. He took three draughts, but only succeeded in slightly reducing the quantity. On leaving Jotunheim, the king, Giant Skrymir, told him he need not be ashamed of himself, and showed him the sea at low ebb, saying that he had drunk all the rest in his three draughts. We are told it was a quarter of a mile of sea-water that he drank. Norse
"Draupner or Draupnir" Norse Odin's ring from which every ninth night dropped eight rings equal in size and beauty to itself. It was put on Balder's funeral-pile. Skirner offered it to Gerd. Norse
"Drome" Norse One of the fetters by which the Fenris-wolf was chained. Norse
"Duergar" Norse / Germany Dwarfs who dwell in rocks and hills; noted for their strength, subtilty, magical powers, and skill in metallurgy. They are the personification of the subterranean powers of nature. According to the Gotho-German myth, the duergar were first maggots in Ymir's flesh, but afterwards assumed the likeness of men. The first duergar was Modsogner, the next Dyrin. Norse / Germany
"Dunlyrr" Norse Harts that gnaw the branches of Ygdrasil. Norse
"Durathror" Norse One of the four stags living in the branches of Yggdrasill. Norse
"Durinn" Norse A dwarf, second in degree. Norse
"Dvalinn" Norse A dwarf. Norse
King name "Dvergr" Norse A dwarf. In modern Icelandic lore dwarfs disappear, but remain in local names, as Dverga-steinn, and in several words and phrases. From the belief that dwarfs lived in rocks an echo is called dwerg-mal (dwarf talk), and dwerg-mala means to echo. The dwarfs were skilled in metal-working. Norse
"Edda" Norse The literal meaning of the word is great-grandmother, but the term is usually applied to the mythological collection of poems discovered by Brynjolf Sveinsson in the year 1643. In the Rigsmal (Lay of Rig) Edda is the progenitrix of the race of thralls. Norse
"Egill" Norse The father of Thjalfe; a giant dwelling near the sea. Thor left his goats with him when on his way to the giant Hymer to get a vessel in which to brew ale. Norse
"Egoir aka Egder" Norse An eagle that appears at Ragnarok. Norse
"Eikthyrnir aka Eikthyrner" Norse A hart that stands over Odin's hall (Valhal). From his antlers drops water from which rivers flow. Norse
Hero name "Einheri" Norse Plural Einherjar. The only or great champions; the heroes who have fallen in battle and been admitted into Valhal. Einherje. Norse
"Eir" Norse An attendant of Menglod, and the most skillful of all in the healing art. The word signifies peace, clemency. Norse
"Eistla" Norse One of Heimdal's nine mothers. Norse
"Eldhrimner" Norse The kettle in which the boar Saehrimner is cooked in Valhal. Norse
"Eldir" Norse The fire-producer; a servant of ?ger. Elder. Norse
Goddess name "Elli" Norse Goddess of wrestling norse
Goddess name "Elvidna" Norse The hall of the goddess Hel. Norse
God name "Embla" Norse The first woman. The gods found two lifeless trees, the ask (ash) and the embla; of the ash they made man, of the embla, woman. Norse
"Eyrgjafa" Norse One of Heimdal's nine mothers. Norse
"Fafner" Norse Son of Hreidmar. He kills his father to get possession of the Andvarenaut. He afterwards changes himself into a dragon and guards the treasure on Gnitaheath. He is slain by Sigurd, and his heart is roasted and eaten. Norse
God name "Falhofner [Hollow-hoof]" Norse One of the horses of the gods. Norse
"Farbaute [Ship-destroyer]" Norse The father of Loke. Norse
"Farbauti" Norse Father of Loki, Byleifstr, and Helbindi. Farbauti's wife was either Laufey or Nal. Norse
"Fenja" Norse A female slave giantess who was tied to a mill and asked to grind gold, peace and happiness. Norse
God name "Fenrer" Norse Fenri or Fenris-wolf. The monster-wolf. He is the son of Loke, who bites the hand of Tyr. The gods put him in chains, where he remains until Ragnarok. In Ragnarok he gets loose, swallows the Sun and conquers Odin, but is killed by Vidar. Norse
"Fensalir or Fensal" Norse The abode of Frigg. Norse
"Fimafeng" Norse The nimble servant of ?ger. He was slain by the jealous Loke. Norse
"Fimbul" Norse It means mighty great. In the Norse mythology it appears as:
"Fjalar" Norse A misnomer for Skrymer, in whose glove Thor took shelter. Norse
"Fjalar" Norse A dwarf, who slew Kvaser, and composed from his blood the poetic mead. Norse
"Fjolner" Norse One of Odin's many names. Norse
"Fjorgyn" Norse A personification of the earth; mother of Thor. Norse
God name "Fjorgynn" Norse God mentioned in Snorri's Edda. Norse
"Folkvang" Norse [Paradise, a field]. The folk-field. Freyja's dwelling. Norse
God name "Fornjot" Norse The most ancient giant. He was father of ?ger, or Hler, the god of the ocean; of Loge, flame or fire, and of Kaare, wind. His wife was Ran. These divinities are generally regarded as belonging to an earlier mythology, probably to that of the Fins or Celts. Norse
"Forsete" Norse [The fore-sitter, president, chairman]. Son of Balder and Nanna. His dwelling is Glitner, and his office is that of a peacemaker. Norse
God name "Forseti" Norse / Germanic A god of justice for men & gods
God name "Fraananger-Force" Norse The force or waterfall into which Loke, in the likeness of a salmon, cast himself, and where the gods caught him and bound him. Norse
"Freke" Norse One of Odin's wolves. Norse
God name "Frey" Norse A god of Rain, weather, seafaring & war
"Frey" Norse He is son of Njord, husband of Skade, slayer of Bele, and falls in conflict with Surt in Ragnarok. Alfheirn was given him as a tooth-gift. The ship Skidbladner was built for him. He falls in love with Gerd, Gymer's fair daughter. He gives his trusty sword to Skirner. Norse
Goddess name "Freya, Freyja" Norse Freya or Freyja [Feminine of Freyr]. The daughter of Njord and sister of Frey. She dwells in Folkvang. Half the fallen in battle belong to her, the other half to Odin. She lends her feather disguise to Loke. She is the goddess of love. Her husband is Oder. Her necklace is Brisingamen. She has a boar with golden bristles. Norse
Goddess name "Freyja" Norse A goddess of fertility & vegetation
God name "Freyr" Norse A god of fruits, thriving crops & peaceful prosperity
God name "Frigg" Norse [Love]. She is the wife of Odin, and mother of Balder and queen of the gods, and reigns with Odin in Hlidskjalf. She exacts an oath from all things that they shall not harm Balder. Norse
Goddess name "Frjorgyn" Germanic Goddess with no known cult, the name suggests she is a mountain / Forest goddess and possibly revered as a goddess of fertility norse / germanic
"Fulla" Norse [Fullness]. Frigg's attendant. She takes care of Frigg's toilette, clothes and slippers. Nanna sent her a finger-ring from Helheim. She is represented as wearing her hair flowing over her shoulders. Norse
"Gagnraad aka Gagnrade" Norse A name assumed by Odin when he went to visit Vafthrudner. Norse
"Galar" Norse One of two dwarfs who killed Kvaser. Fjalar was the other. Norse
"Ganglere aka Gangleri" Norse One of Odin's names in Grimner's Lay. Norse
King name "Gangleri" Norse A name assumed by king Gylfe when he came to Asgard. Norse
Goddess name "Gardrofa" Norse The goddess Gnaa has a horse by name Hofvarpner. The sire of this horse is Hamskerper, and its mother is Gardrofa. Norse
Goddess name "Gebjon" Norse Goddess of healing. Norse
Goddess name "Gefjun or Gefjon" Norse A goddess. She is a maid, and all those who die maids become her maid-servants. She is present at ?ger's feast. Odin says she knows men's destinies as well as he does himself. Norse
King name "Geirrod" Norse A son of king Hraudung and foster-son of Odin; he becomes king and is visited by Odin, who calls himself Grimner. He is killed by his own sword. There is also a giant by name Geirrod, who was once visited by Thor. Norse
"Geirskogul" Norse A valkyrie. Norse
"Geirvimul" Norse A heavenly river. Norse
"Gerda" Norse Daughter of the frost giant Gymer, a beautiful young giantess; beloved by Frey. She is so beautiful that the brightness of her naked arms illuminates both air and sea. Frey (the genial spring) married Gerda (the frozen earth), and Gerda became the mother of children. Norse
"Gere or Geri" Norse [gerr, greedy]. One of Odin's wolves. Norse
"Gerseme" Norse One of Freyja's daughters. Norse
"Gilling" Norse Father of Suttung, who possessed the poetic mead. He was slain by Fjalar and Galar. Norse
"Gimle [Heaven]" Norse The abode of the righteous after Ragnarok. Norse
"Ginnunga-ga" Norse The great yawning gap, the premundane abyss, the chaos or formless void, in which dwelt the supreme powers before the creation. In the eleventh century the sea between Greenland and Vinland (America) was called Ginnunga-gap. Norse
God name "Gisl [Sunbeam]" Norse One of the horses of the gods. Norse
"Gjallar horn" Norse Heimdal's horn, which he will blow at Ragnarok. Norse
"Gjallarrbridge [gjalla" Norse To yell, to resound]. The bridge across the river Gjol, near Helheim. The bridge between the land of the living and the dead. Norse
"Gjalp" Norse One of Heimdal's nine mothers. Norse
"Gjoll" Norse One of the rivers Elivagar that flowed nearest the gate of Hel's abode. Norse
God name "Glad [Clear" Norse Bright]. One of the horses of the gods. Norse
"Gladsheim" Norse Gladsheim [Home of brightness or gladness]. Odin's dwelling. Norse
"Glaser" Norse A grove in Asgard. Norse
"Gleipner" Norse The last fetter with which the wolf Fenrer was bound. Norse
God name "Gler [The glassy]" Norse One of the horses of the gods. Norse
"Glitner [The glittering]" Norse Forsete's golden hall. Norse
"Gnaa" Norse She is the messenger that Frigg sends into the various worlds on her errands. She has a horse called Hofvarpenr, that can run through air and water. Norse
"Gnipa-cave" Norse The cave before which the dog Garm barks. Norse
"Gnitaheid" Norse Fafner's abode, where he kept the treasure called Andvarenaut. Gnita-heath. Norse
"Gnome" Norse The guardian of mines, quarries, etc. Norse
"Goin" Norse A serpent under Ygdrasil. Norse
"Goldfax [Gold-mane]" Norse The giant Hrungner's horse. Norse
"Goldtop [Gold-top]" Norse Heimdal's horse. Norse
"Goll" Norse A valkyrie. Norse
"Gomul" Norse A heavenly river. Norse
"Gondul" Norse A valkyrie. Norse
"Gopul" Norse A heavenly river. Norse
"Graabak" Norse One of the serpents under Ygdrasil. Norse
"Graad" Norse A heavenly river. Norse
"Grafvitner" Norse serpents under Ygdrasil. Norse
"Greip" Norse One of Heimdal's nine giant mothers. Norse
Goddess name "Grid" Norse Goddess of strength. Norse
"Grimner" Norse A kind of hood or cowl covering the upper part of the face. Grimner is a name of Odin from his traveling in disguise. Norse
"Groa" Norse The giantess mother of Orvandel. Thor went to her to have her charm the flint-stone out of his forehead. Norse
"Gullinburste [Golden bristles]" Norse The name of Frey's hog. Norse
"Gullinkambe or Goldcomb" Norse A cock that crows at Ragnarok. Norse
Goddess name "Gulliveig" Norse A goddess / sorceress of the Vanir race of gods
"Gulveig [Gold-thirst]" Norse A personification of gold. Though pierced and thrice burnt, she yet lives. Norse
"Gungner" Norse Gungner [To tremble violently]. Odin's spear. Norse
"Gunlad / Gunnlod" Norse One who invites war. She was daughter of the giant Suttung, and had charge of the poetic mead. Odin got it from her. Norse
King name "Gylfe" Norse A king of Svithod, who visited Asgard under the name of Ganglere. The first part of the Younger Edda is called Gylfaginning, which means the Delusion of Gylfe. Norse
God name "Gyller [Golden]" Norse One of the horses of the gods. Norse
"Gymer" Norse A giant; the father of Gerd, the beloved of Frey. Norse
"Haar" Norse The High One, applied to Odin. Norse
God name "Hallinskid" Norse Another name of the god Heimdal. The possessor of the learning way. Norse
"Hamskerper [Hide-hardener]" Norse A horse; the sire of Hofvarpner, which was Gnaa's horse. Norse
God name "Hana" Norse God of silence. Norse
"Harbard" Norse The name assumed by Odin in the Lay of Harbard. Norse
Goddess name "Hedrun" Norse Goddess of intoxicating mead norse
"Heidrun [Bright-running]" Norse A goat that stands over Valhal. Norse
"Heimdal" Norse He was the heavenly watchman in the old mythology, answering to St. Peter in the medieval. According to the Lay of Rig (Heimdal), he was the father and founder of the different classes of men, nobles, churls and thralls. He has a horn called Gjallar-horn, which he blows at Ragnarok. His dwelling is Himinbjorg. He is the keeper of Bifrost (the Rainbow). Nine giantesses are his mothers. Norse
God name "Heimdall" Norse God of fire and light norse
"Helblinde" Norse A name of Odin. Norse
"Helgrind or Helgate" Norse The gates of Hel. Norse
"Helheim" Norse The abode of Hel. Norse
"Herfoder" Norse The father of hosts. A name of Odin. Norse
God name "Hermod" Norse Messenger god norse
"Hermod [Courage of hosts]." Norse Son of Odin, who gives him a helmet and a corselet. He rode on Sleipner to Hel to bring Balder back. Norse
"Hilde-svine [Means war]" Norse Freyja's hog. Norse
"Himefaxi or Rimefax [Rime-mane]" Norse The horse of night. Norse
"Himinbjorg [Heaven" Norse Help, defense; hence heaven defender]. Heimdal's dwelling. Norse
"Himinbrjoter [Heaven-breaker]" Norse One of the giant Hymer's oxen. Norse
"Hlesey" Norse The abode of Ager. Norse
"Hlidskjalf" Norse The seat of Odin, whence he looked out over all the worlds. Norse
Goddess name "Hlin" Norse A goddess of consolation
"Hlin" Norse One of the attendants of Frigg; but Frigg herself is sometimes called by this name. . Norse
Goddess name "Hlodyn" Norse A goddess; a name of the earth; Thor's mother. Norse
"Hloride" Norse One of the names of Thor; the bellowing thunderer. Norse
"Hlothyn" Norse Another name for earth. earth is Thor's mother. His father is Odin. Norse
"Hnikar and Hnikuder" Norse Names of Odin, Norse
"Hnos [Anglo-Sax" Norse To hammer]. A costly thing; the name of one of Freyja's daughters. Norse
Goddess name "Hnossa" Norse Goddess of infatuation norse
Supreme god name "Hobatoke" Norse The supreme god who lives in the sky. Sierra Leone
God name "Hod" Norse God of Winter norse
God name "Hoder" Norse One of the three creating gods. With Odin and Loder H?ner creates Ask and Embla, the first human pair. Norse
"Hodmimer's forest" Norse Hodmimer's holt or grove, where the two human beings Lif and Lifthraser were preserved during Ragnarok. Norse
"Hofvarpner [Hoof-thrower]" Norse Gnaa's horse. His father is Hamskerper and mother Gardrofa. Norse
God name "Honir" Norse God who gave humans and their understanding and feelings. Norse
God name "Honir" Norse this is the god they gave humans and their understanding & feelings
"Hraesvelger [Corpse-swallower]" Norse A giant in an eagle's plumage, who produces the wind. Norse
"Hraudung" Norse Geirrod's father. Norse
God name "Hreidmar" Norse Father of Regin and Fafner. He exacts the blood-fine from the gods for slaying Otter. He is slain by Fafner. Norse