Danish Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Aeschere

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Birkabegn

A king of Denmark. Father of Havelock. Occasionally called Birkabegn, Birkabeen or Birkabeen.

Colbrand

A giant killed by Guy of Warwick. In some accounts, called Colbrand, Colbronde, Colbronde, Coldbrand or Coldbrand.

Ebissa

Son of Hengist. In some lore, occasionally called Ebissa.

Ellerkonge

The alder-king who abducted children to the Otherworld. In some accounts, referred to as Ellerkonge, German Erl-king, German Erl-king, Erlkonig, Erlkonig, Erl-king or Danish Ellerkonge.

Finn Focwalding

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Gesta Danorum

A book by Saxo Grammaticus. Dealing with myths, legends and religious rites. Sometimes identified as Gesta Danorum.

Godard

A usurper of the Danish throne. He seized the throne from Havelock's father and ordered that the young Havelock be killed. At times, identified as Godard.

Hadding

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Hartwaker

Son of Hengist. Sometimes identified as Hartwaker.

Havelock

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Heorot

The palace of Hrodgar. In some references, known as Heorot.

Hermod

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Hildeburh

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Hnaef

A clan-chief. Brother of Hildeburh. His sister married another clan-chief, Finn, causing resentment which led to war in which Hnaef was killed. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Hnaef.

Horsa

Brother of Hengist. He and his brother led the Saxon invasion of Britain. Sometimes known as Horsa.

Hredel

A king of the Geats. Grandfather of Beowolf. Father of Haedcyn. In some references, called Hredel.

Marsk Stig

A hero who fought on behalf of the people against an oppressor. Sometimes known as Marsk Stig.

Niels Ebbeson

A hero who rid his country of foreign oppressors. Sometimes referred to as Niels Ebbeson.

Olrik, Axel

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puge

A mischievous goblin. In some references, identified as puge, puk, puk, Para, puki, puki, Puke, Pukje, English puck, Irish phooka or Welsh pwca.

Sardoine

Daughter of Hengist. Sister of Renwein. Sometimes identified as Sardoine.

Saxo Grammaticus

A writer. He was the author of Gesta Danorum. Sometimes identified as Saxo Grammaticus.

skogsnufa

A female wood-spirit. Also commonly referred to as skogsnufa, Norse skogsfru, Norse skogsfru, skogsra, Swedish skogsra, Swedish skogsra or skogsfru.

Unferth

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Wealtheow

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Wiglaf

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Yngona

A goddess. Also commonly called Yngona, Anna of the Angles or Anna of the Angles.
Danish Mythology