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

Abundia

The goddess of plenty. At times, referred to as Abundia, Dame Habonde, Dame Habonde, Norse Fulla, Norse Fulla, Abundantia, Habonde, Roman Abundantia, Roman Abundantia or Fulla.

adeborsteine

Rocky places where, it is said, birds such as storks found the babies they. Brought to mothers in childbirth. In some lore, occasionally identified as adeborsteine, stork stones or stork stones.

Ahnfrau

The spirit of a noblewoman that warns her descendants of approaching death. Occasionally identified as Ahnfrau.

Alateivia

A minor deity. Also commonly identified as Alateivia.

Alberich

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Albhere

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Alboin

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Alcis

Twin sky-gods in East Germany. At times, referred to as Alcis.

Aldrian

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Alrune

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Alrune-wife

A household-goddess. Also commonly identified as Alrune-wife, Alruna-wife or Alruna-wife.

Amelott

An old warrior serving Dietrich von Bern. He was one of the party captured by Ermenrich. Occasionally known as Amelott.

Amelrich

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Amelunc

Grandfather of Dietrich von Bern, in some accounts. Father of Dieter, Dietmar and Ermenrich. At times, identified as Amelunc.

Anfortas

The name for Amfortas used in Parzival. Also identified as Anfortas, Amfortas, Amfortas, Fisher King, Pelles, Grail Keeper, Grail King, Le Roi Pêcheur, The Fisher King, The Sinner King or Rich Fisher.

Anneberg

A spirit of the mines in the form of a horse. Also commonly known as Anneberg.

Anzius

An emperor of Constantinople. Father of Hugdietrich. On his deathbed he gave his infant son into the care of Berchther. At times, known as Anzius.

Audoin

A king of Lombardy. Father of Alboin. Also known as Audoin.

Aue, Hartmann von

(c.1170-1215). A writer whose works include Erec and Iwain. On occassion, identified as Aue, Hartmann von.

Aulne

A devil. Occasionally called Aulne.

Baduhenna

A storm-goddess. Occasionally known as Baduhenna.

bahr geist

A spirit: banshee. Also commonly referred to as bahr geist.

Barbarossa

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Belaye

Second wife of Lohengrin. Occasionally called Belaye, Belé or Belé.

Berchten

The followers of Berchta. These beings are said to be seen rushing through the sky on Twelfth Night. Referred to as Berchten, Perchten, Perchten or Berchta.

Berchtennacht

Twelfth Night. On this night Berchta and her followers are said to be seen rushing through the sky. Also called Berchtennacht, Perchtennacht or Perchtennacht.

Berggeist

A mountain spirit. Identified as Berggeist.

Bertha

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Biersal

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Bilwis

An evil spirit. This being is said to devastate crops with a sickle attached to his big toe. Also commonly called Bilwis, Bilmesschneider, Bilmesschneider, Pilwiz or Pilwiz.

Bishop Adolf

A 10th C. Bishop of Mains. Stories similar to that related of Bishop Hatto are told of this bishop. On occassion, identified as Bishop Adolf, Adolf, Bishop, Adolf, Bishop, Bishop Hatto, Bishop Hatto, Bishop Widerolf or Hatto.

Bishop Hatto

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Bishop Widerolf

A 12th C. Bishop of Cologne. Stories similar to that related of Bishop Hatto are told of this bishop. In some references, called Bishop Widerolf, Bishop Hatto, Bishop Hatto, Bishop Adolf, Hatto, Widerolf, Bishop or Widerolf, Bishop.

Bogen

Son of Hugdietrich and Hildburg. Brother of Waxmuth and Wolfdietrich. In some accounts, referred to as Bogen.

Bolfriana

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bozaloshtsh

A Wendish messenger of death. This female spirit, a form of banshee, is said to wail outside the house of one about to die. Also commonly referred to as bozaloshtsh.

Bride

A queen of Jerusalem. Wife of Orendal. Occasionally identified as Bride.

Brocken

The highest peak in the Harz range. This mountain is regarded as the place where witches always foregather on Walpurgis Night. Occasionally identified as Brocken, Blocksberg, Blocksberg, Bructerus or Bructerus.

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Bumann

A bogey or goblin. At times, called Bumann, Boggelmann, Boggelmann, Bohemian bubak or Bohemian bubak.

Camalo

A soldier at Gunther's court. He was one of the party sent to kill Walther and Hildegarde but was himself killed by Walther. At times, referred to as Camalo.

Chimmeken

One of the kobolds. At times, referred to as Chimmeken.

Clarine

Wife of Pant and mother of Lancelot in a German version of the Lancelot stories. On occassion, identified as Clarine.

Cloak of Invisibilty

A magic cloak owned by Siegfried, which rendered the wearer invisible. Sometimes called Cloak of Invisibilty.

Curche

A Prussian fertility-god. Also called Curche.

Dankrat

A king of Burgundy. Husband of Ute. Father of Gernot, Giselher, Gunther and Krimhild. When he died, the throne went to Gunther. Sometimes called Dankrat, Gibich, Gibich or Gibicho.

Dankwart

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Der Freishchutz

A 19th C. Opera, written by Weber, based on the story of the marksman who made. A pact with the Devil. On occassion, called Der Freishchutz, The Freeshooter or The Freeshooter.

Dieter

Son of Hugdietrich and Ameline. Brother of Dietmar and Ermenrich. Referred to as Dieter.

Diether

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Dietrich von Bern

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Dietwart

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Dings

The German name for Tyr. In some accounts, identified as Dings, Mars Thingsus or Mars Thingsus.

Diu Crône

A 13th C. Poem about Gawain's quest for the Holy Grail, written by Turtin. In some accounts, known as Diu Crône.

Donar

A thunder god. Also known as Donar, Dietrich, Dietrich, Norse Thor, Hercules Barbatus, Hercules Barbatus, Thor, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, Dietrich or Dietrich.

doppelganger

A wraith: a spirit-double. If one sees one's own doppelganger it is a sign of ill fortune or death. On occassion, called doppelganger, co-walker or co-walker.

drude

A female demon that attacks. Sleeping people. Occasionally called drude, druden, druden, plurdruden or plurdruden.

drudenfusz

A charm used to ward off demons. Sometimes referred to as drudenfusz.

Drusian

A magician. He abducted Sigeminne but her husband Wolfdietrich rescued her. Also identified as Drusian.

Ecke

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Eckesax

The sword of the giant, Ecke, which was taken by Dietrich when he killed. The giant. Occasionally identified as Eckesax, Uokesahs, Uokesahs, Ekkisax or Ekkisax.

Eckeward

A steward at the court of Siegmund and Krimhild. He accompanied the princess Krimhild when she travelled to her wedding with Etzel. Also referred to as Eckeward, Eckhardt, Eckhardt, Eckhart or Eckhart.

Eckhardt

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Elizabeth

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Elle folk

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Elsa

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Elsan

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Erdgeist

An earth-spirit. In some lore, occasionally identified as Erdgeist.

Erec

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Erik

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Erlkonig

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Erp

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Eschenbach, Wolfram von

A 13th C. Writer, composer of over 40,000 verses, who contributed to the Arthurian legends, including Parzival. Called Eschenbach, Wolfram von.

Etzel

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Fastnacht

A festival in honour of the goddess. Hertha. Also referred to as Fastnacht.

Fastnachtsbar

A man dressed as a bear paraded in the Fastnacht festival. In some accounts, known as Fastnachtsbar.

Faust

A man who sold his soul to the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and youth. Occasionally known as Faust, Dr Faustus, Dr Faustus, Faustus, Faustus, (Dr) Faustus or (Dr) Faustus.

Felix

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Flosshilde

One of the 3 Rhine-daughters. Known as Flosshilde.

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Fortunatus

A mediaeval hero. He was the owner of a magical cap that granted his every wish and a neverempty purse. Occasionally identified as Fortunatus.

Frau Bertha

A fairy. Also commonly called Frau Bertha.

Frau Gode

A name for Frigga in Germany. Occasionally called Frau Gode, Frau Wode, Frau Wode, Holda, Holda, Bertha, Brechta, Frau Venus, Harfer, Herke, Hold(e), Holl(e), Huda, Huld(r)a, Hulle, Nerthus, Vrou-Elde, Norse Frigga, Wode, Wode or Wudes Heer.

Frau Hutt

A woman in the Tyrol who was turned into a rock for wasting. Food. In some references, called Frau Hutt.

Frau Saelde

Lady luck. In some accounts, called Frau Saelde.

Frau Seld

A spirit. She is said to have appeared as a princess at Etzel's court when threatened by Wunderer. At times, referred to as Frau Seld.

Frau Selga

A wild maiden of the Tyrol. At times, identified as Frau Selga.

Frau Welt

A supernatural mistress. In some accounts, this being is equated with the Devil. Also referred to as Frau Welt.

Frea

The name for Frigga used by the Lombards. Consort of Woden. At times, referred to as Frea, Freya, Freya, Freia, Freyia, Freyja, Fri, Fria, Frija, Gefn, Goda, Horn, Mardal, Mardel, Mardell, Mardoll, Moertholl, Thrung, Valfreya, Vanabride, Vanadis, Vanbride, White Goddess, Fri(a), Gollveig Gondul, 'lady', Mardel(l), Menglad, Menglod, Mengloth, Odsmaer, Syr, Van(a)bride, White Goddess, German Frigga, Ostara, Saxon Eastre or Swedish Skialf.

Frederick

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Fro

An early Teutonic god, predecessor of Odin. A name of Frey in Germany. Also commonly known as Fro, Friuja or Friuja.

Frute

A warrior at Hettel's court. He, with Horant and Wat, abducted Hilde who married Hettel. Also called Frute.

Götterdämmerung

The German name for Ragnarok. Called Götterdämmerung, Twilight of the Gods, The, Twilight of the Gods, The, Norse Ragnarok or Ragnarok.

gabiloen

A dragon-like monster. Occasionally identified as gabiloen.

Garadie

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Garmangabi

A goddess of good fortune. In some lore, occasionally identified as Garmangabi, Garmangabis or Garmangabis.

Gary

A follower of Gunther. He conveyed Gunther's invitation to Siegfried and Krimhild to visit his court. Sometimes referred to as Gary.

geist

An inspiring spirit. Occasionally identified as geist.

Gerlinda

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German Iliad

A name for the Nibelungenleid. In some references, identified as German Iliad, Nibelungenlied, The, Nibelungenlied, The, Lay of the Niblungs or Norse Thidrek Saga.

Gibich

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Goldemar

A harp-playing kobold who exposed. The sins of the clergy. Also commonly called Goldemar, King Goldemar, King Goldemar, King Vollmar, King Vollmar, King GoldemarKing Vollmar or King GoldemarKing Vollmar.

Gotelinde

Wife of Rudiger. Mother of Dietelinde. Also referred to as Gotelinde.

Gottfried

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Grafenberg, Wirnt von

A 13th C. Writer, author of Wigalois. On occassion, identified as Grafenberg, Wirnt von.

Gudrun

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Gudrun Lied

A 13th C. Epic, the story of Gudrun. Daughter of Hettel and Hilda. Occasionally called Gudrun Lied.

Gunther

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Haeva

A minor deity. Called Haeva.

Hagen

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Hariasa

A minor deity. Also referred to as Hariasa.

Harimella

A minor deity. Sometimes identified as Harimella.

Hartmut

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Heimchen

The souls of unborn or unbaptised children. Sometimes known as Heimchen.

Heinze

One of the kobolds. Sometimes known as Heinze.

Heinzelmannchen

Friendly dwarfs who work by night to help people. In some lore, occasionally called Heinzelmannchen, kobold, kobold, British brownie, knocker, Welsh coblyn, dwarfs or elves.

Heldenbuch

A 15th C. Book of myths and legends by Kaspar von der Rhon. In some references, called Heldenbuch, Book of Heroes or Book of Heroes.

Helmigis

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Herbart

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Hermensul

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Herrat

A princess of Transylvania. Second wife of Dietrich von Bern. Sometimes identified as Herrat, Herrand, Herrand, Herrad or Herrad.

Hertnit

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Hettel

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Hexe

A witch. Sometimes known as Hexe.

Hildburg

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Hilde

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Hildebrandslied

A 9th C. Poem telling the story of the warrior Hildebrand. In some references, identified as Hildebrandslied.

Hildegunde

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Hinzelmann

A house-spirit. On occassion, known as Hinzelmann.

Hludana

A goddess. Occasionally identified as Hludana, Norse Nerthus or Norse Nerthus.

Hodeken

A kobold who exposed unfaithful wives. Also identified as Hodeken.

Holda

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Holda's Troop

A version of the Wild Hunt, led by Holda. Also identified as Holda's Troop, Holla's Troop, Holla's Troop, Hulda's Troop or Hulda's Troop.

Holder

A name of Uller in Germany. On occassion, known as Holder, Holler, Holler or Uller.

Honorius of Autun

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Hornbogi

A warrior with Dietrich von Bern. Father of Amalung. Also commonly identified as Hornbogi.

Horsel

A Swabian love-goddess and moon-goddess. Called Horsel.

Hospodaricek

A guardian spirit in Bohemia. This spirit is said to take the form of a snake. In some lore, occasionally called Hospodaricek, Slav Zmek or Slav Zmek.

Hugdietrich

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Hunmark

The land of the barbarian tribes to the east. Also commonly called Hunmark.

Ildico

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Ilsan

Son of Herbrand. Brother of Hildebrand. He was a monk of great strength who joined Dietrich's forces. Identified as Ilsan.

Ilse

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Imelot

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Inguz

A fertility-god. In some references, identified as Inguz, Ingwaz or Ingwaz.

Iring

A warrior at Etzel's court. He was one of those who, bribed by Krimhild, tried to kill Hagen but was slain by Hagen. Also commonly identified as Iring.

Irmin

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Irnfried

A warrior at Etzel's court. He was one of those who, bribed by Krimhild, tried to kill Hagen but was slain by Hagen. Sometimes known as Irnfried.

Isung

A minstrel. He played while Wildeber, dressed as a bear, danced when they rescued Wittich from Hertnit's prison. At times, identified as Isung.

Iwain

A 12th C. Version of the story of Owain, written by Hartmann von Aue. Sometimes known as Iwain, Owain, Owain, Owein the Bastard, Ewain, Ewayne, Owen, Owain, Owain or Owe(i)n.

Jambas

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Kinderbrunnen

Wells in which, it is said, Frau Holle guards the souls of children. At times, referred to as Kinderbrunnen, Kinderseen or Kinderseen.

Kinderseen

Lakes in which, it is said, Frau Holle guards the souls of children. Also commonly called Kinderseen, Kinderbrunnen or Kinderbrunnen.

Klaus

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Knecht Ruprecht

A domestic fairy. Called Knecht Ruprecht, Servant Rupert or Servant Rupert.

kobold

A dwarf mine-spirit: a domestic brownie. Referred to as kobold, Heinzelmannchen, Heinzelmannchen, British brownie, British brownie, knocker, knocker, bucca, German kobold, Welsh coblyn, dwarfs, dwarfs, bergsmiedlein, Bjerkfolk, Black Elves, Dockalfar, Dokkalfar, duergar, dvergar, Elves, erdleute, ermannlein, kleinevolk, Stillevolk, Svartalfar, Svartelfar, Svurtalfar, unterirdische, bjergfolk, erdeute, erdmannlein, unterirdiscje, unterjordiske, Ni(e)b(e)lung, Huldrafolk, Svart-elfar, elves, elves, Alf, Alfar, Alvor, Dwarfs, elf , Alf(ar), kobolds or Icelandic Huldu.

Kornmutter

A field spirit, the spirit of growing corn. Sometimes identified as Kornmutter, 'corn mother', 'corn mother', field spirit, field spirit, Bullkater, Corn spirit, Habotchkilawetha, Kornwolf, Roggenhund, corn-spirit or Oats Goat.

Kornwolf

A spirit of the cornfields invoked to frighten children. In some references, known as Kornwolf, field spirit, field spirit, Bullkater, Corn spirit, Habotchkilawetha, Kornmutter, Roggenhund, corn-spirit or Oats Goat.

Krimhild

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Kunhild

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Kunigunde

A legendary female said to treat all her lovers with contempt. Occasionally identified as Kunigunde.

Lanej

Son of Wulleb and Lejman. Brother of Lewof. He and his brother planned to kill Wulleb but he escaped and fell to earth. Known as Lanej, 'zenith' or 'zenith'.

Lanzelet

A 13th C. Version of the story of Lancelot written by von Zarzikhoven. Also commonly called Lanzelet.

Larmumzuge

Rites of exorcism. In some references, called Larmumzuge.

Lebermeer

The land of the dead. Also identified as Lebermeer, Estonian Maksameri or Estonian Maksameri.

Loge

A name of Loki in the Wagnerian cycle. Also commonly called Loge.

Lohengrin

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Lord of Westerburg

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Lorelei

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Ludegar

A king of the Saxons. He invaded Gunther's kingdom and was defeated by forces led by Siegfried. Occasionally known as Ludegar.

Ludegast

A king of Denmark. He invaded Gunther's kingdom and was defeated by forces led by Siegfried. In some references, referred to as Ludegast.

Ludwig

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Mahr

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Mannus

Progenitor of the German tribes. Son of Tvisto. Occasionally referred to as Mannus.

Merovius

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Merseburg Charms

A 9th C. Set of spells. On occassion, referred to as Merseburg Charms.

Mime

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Mirkwood

The forest separating the lands of the Germanic tribes from those of the barbarians to the east. Also commonly referred to as Mirkwood.

Nagelring

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Nerthus

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Nibelungenlied, The

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Nickard

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nixe

In some accounts, priestesses of lakes, rivers and wells. Sometimes referred to as nixe.

Nudung

Son of Rudiger and Gotelinde. Brother of Dietlinde. He was killed in the battle between Dietrich and the invading forces of Ermenrich. Sometimes known as Nudung.

Oat Stallion

A field-spirit personified in the last Sheaf. Sometimes identified as Oat Stallion.

Oberge, Eillart von

A 12th century writer. Author of Tristrant, another version of the Tristram and Isolde story. Also commonly called Oberge, Eillart von.

Odoacer

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Orendel

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Orte

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Ortgis

Father of Jambas. He seized the ice-queen, Virginal, but was killed when Dietrich and Hildebrand came to her rescue. Sometimes identified as Ortgis, Orkise or Orkise.

Ortlieb

Son of Etzel and Krimhild. He was slain by Hagen when Brodelin, at the behest of Krimhild, had many of Gunther's nobles killed. Also called Ortlieb.

Ortnit

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Ortrud

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Ortwin

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Osantrix

A ruler of Wilkina. Brother of Hertnit. He attacked Etzel's kingdom but, with the help of Dietrich, Etzel repelled the invaders. Occasionally called Osantrix, Osanctrix or Osanctrix.

Ospirin

In the story of Walther and Hildegard, she appears as the wife of Attila. On occassion, called Ospirin.

Ostara

Goddess of spring. On occassion, identified as Ostara, Freya, Freya, Frea, Freia, Freyia, Freyja, Fri, Fria, Frija, Gefn, Goda, Horn, Mardal, Mardel, Mardell, Mardoll, Moertholl, Thrung, Valfreya, Vanabride, Vanadis, Vanbride, White Goddess, Fri(a), Gollveig Gondul, 'lady', Mardel(l), Menglad, Menglod, Mengloth, Odsmaer, Syr, Van(a)bride, White Goddess, German Frigga, Saxon Eastre, Swedish Skialf, Frigga, Frigga, Eastre, Frau Holle, Fricka, Friga, Frige, Frigg, Gode, Holle, Vrou-Elde, Anglo-Saxon Frig, German Bertha, (Frau) Gode, (Frau) Holle, (Frau) Wode, Holda, Huda, Huld(r)a, Nerthus, Lombard Frea, Norse Freya or Norse Freya.

Otto

A German emperor. Uncle of Galien. Also referred to as Otto.

Pant

A king of Gennewis. Husband of Clarine. In a German version of the Lancelot stories, he and Clarine were the parents of Lancelot. Also identified as Pant.

Parsifal

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Parzival

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Patravid

Nephew of Hagen. He was one of the party sent by Gunther and Hagen to kill Walther and Hildegunde but was himself killed by Walther. On occassion, referred to as Patravid.

Porte

Son of Etzel by his first wife. Brother of Sharpfe. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Porte.

Quickborn

The magic fountain of Holda. Also commonly known as Quickborn.

Ra

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Radbad

A king. Father of Ortrud. Sometimes called Radbad.

Rauch-Else

A bear-woman. She was really the princess Sigeminne and was restored to her former self when Wolfdietrich promised to marry her. On occassion, identified as Rauch-Else, Sigeminne or Sigeminne.

Reinaert

The German name for Reynard. On occassion, referred to as Reinaert, Reinecke Fuchs, Reinecke Fuchs, Reynard or Reynard the Fox.

Reinecke Fuchs

The German version of Reynard the Fox. Sometimes referred to as Reinecke Fuchs, Reynard, Reynard, Dutch Raynaert, German Reinaert, Reynard the Fox, Reynard the Fox, Reinaert or Reinaert.

Rhine-daughters

Nymphs who guarded the gold. Hidden in the Rhine. There were three of these maidens - Flosshilde, Wellgunde and Woglinde. In some lore, occasionally known as Rhine-daughters, Rhine-maidens or Rhine-maidens.

Rhinegold

The treasure of the Nibelungs. Hidden in the bed of the Rhine and guarded by the Rhine-daughters. Sometimes called Rhinegold.

Rhinegold, The

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Rhon, Kaspar von der

A 15th C. Writer, author of the Heldenbuch. Occasionally called Rhon, Kaspar von der.

Ring Cycle

4 operas by Wagner. These operas, The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods, were based on the Nibelungenlied. At times, referred to as Ring Cycle, Ring der Nibelungen or Ring der Nibelungen.

Roggenhund

A vegetation spirit. In some references, called Roggenhund, field spirit, field spirit, Bullkater, Corn spirit, Habotchkilawetha, Kornmutter, Kornwolf, corn-spirit or Oats Goat.

Rosamund

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Rosse

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Ruberzahl

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Rumpelstiltskin

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Rye-wolf

An evil spirit in the form of a ferocious animal. Sometimes known as Rye-wolf, Roggenwolf or Roggenwolf.

Sabene

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Sandraudiga

A minor deity. Also known as Sandraudiga.

Sataere

A god of agriculture regarded as a manifestation of Loki. Occasionally called Sataere, Loki, Loki, Loke, Lokkju, Lopt, Lopter, Lopti, Loptr, 'fire', Haloge, Loder, Lod(u)r, Lodurr, Lopt(er), LoptrLothur(r), German Loge, Lodur or Surtur.

Schlauraffenland

The German version of Cockaigne. Sometimes called Schlauraffenland.

Schratt

A goblin. Also commonly called Schratt, Scrat, Scrat, Scrato, Celtic Dus or Icelandic Skratti.

Scrat

A forest-demon. Occasionally known as Scrat, Schratt, Schratt, Celtic Dus, Scrato, Scrato, Icelandic Skratti or Icelandic Skratti.

Seewiesken

A water-spirit. Also identified as Seewiesken.

Sharpfe

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Siegfried

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Siegmund

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Sigeband

A warrior serving with Dietrich. Von Bern. He was one of the party captured by Ermenrich. Identified as Sigeband.

Sigeher

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Sigeminne

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Sigenot

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Sindolt

A warrior at Gunther's court. In some accounts, known as Sindolt.

Sintram

A knight. He became a devoted follower of Dietrich von Bern when the hero rescued him from a dragon. Referred to as Sintram.

Sippia

A goddess. In some accounts, referred to as Sippia, Anglo-Saxon Sib or Anglo-Saxon Sib.

Strassburg, Gottfried von

A 13th C. Writer who contributed to the Arthurian legends. In some references, referred to as Strassburg, Gottfried von.

Studas

Father of Heime. He gave Heime the sword Blutgang with which to challenge Dietrich. Also commonly called Studas.

Swemmel

A musician at the court of Etzel. He and Werbel were sent to invite Gunther and his nobles to visit Etzel's court at midsummer. At times, identified as Swemmel.

Tannhauser

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Theodoric

The name taken by Dietrich von Bern. When he was crowned Emperor of the West. Occasionally known as Theodoric, Dietrich von Bern, Dietrich von Bern, Diderick, Thidrek, Thridrek, Thjodrorir or Thjodrorir.

Thurisind

A king of the Gepidae. Father of Rosamund. Also commonly identified as Thurisind.

Tiwaz

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Turtin, Heinrich von dem

A 13th C. Poet who wrote the story of Gawain's Grail Quest, Diu Crone. Also called Turtin, Heinrich von dem.

Tvisto

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Twilight of the Gods, The

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Tyll Eulenspiegel

A mythical clown. Occasionally identified as Tyll Eulenspiegel, howleglass, howleglass, Owl-glass, Owl-glass, Owlespiegle, Owlespiegle, (H)owleglass, (H)owleglass, Tilleulenspiegel, Tilleulenspiegel or Tyll Eulenspeigel.

Vagdevercustis

A minor deity. On occassion, identified as Vagdevercustis.

Valkyrie, The

One of the 4 Wagnerian operas based. On the Nibelungenlied. This work tells the story of Brunhild. Also referred to as Valkyrie, The, Die Walkurie, Die Walkurie, Die Walküre or Die Walküre.

Venusberg

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Vihansa

A minor deity. Sometimes known as Vihansa.

Virginal

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Volker

A minstrel at Gunther's court. Occasionally called Volker.

Wagner, Wilhelm Richard

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Waldemar

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Walgund

A king of Thessalonica. Father of Hildburg. At times, known as Walgund.

Walther

One of the kobolds. Also commonly called Walther.

Walther von Wasgenstein

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Waltherius

A 9th C. Latin version of the story of Walther von Wasgenstein. Also commonly called Waltherius.

Waske

The sword of Iring. On occassion, referred to as Waske.

Wasserman

A man-shaped sea monster. Sometimes known as Wasserman.

Wat

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Waxmuth

Son of Hugdietrich and Hildburg. Brother of Bogen and Wolfdietrich. Also commonly known as Waxmuth.

Wellgunde

One of the 3 Rhine-daughters. Identified as Wellgunde.

Welsung

The sword of Dietlieb. Occasionally known as Welsung.

Wenezlam

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Werbel

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Wieland

The German form of Volund or Wayland. Occasionally identified as Wieland.

Wigalois

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Wildeber

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Wittich

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Wodan

A war-god. The German form of Odin. Occasionally known as Wodan, Godan, Godan, Grim, Grim, Woden, Odin, Odin, Alrida, Asa, Father of Battle, Fothin, God of the Hanged, High One, The, Oder, Odhinn, Odnir, Othin, Othinn, Othinus, Othr, Othur, Ouvin, sacred birds, Thekkr, Thror, Throv, Thrud, Thrudr, Uggerus, Voden, Wish God, Wotan, Wuotan, Alfader, Alfadir, Alfodr, All-father, All-seer, Asa, Atridr, Balegyr, Bilegyr, Bileya, Breit-Hut, Farma-Tyr, Feng, Fiollnir, Fimbultyr, Fiolsvidr, Fiornir, Fjdnir, Fjolsvidr, Fjorner, Furor, Gagavaldur, Galgagramr, Gander, Gangrad, Geignudr, Glapsvidir, Grimmr, Grimnir, Hacke(l)berg, Hackelberend, Hakol-berend, Hanga-Tyr, Hangagud, Har(bard), Harr, Helblindi, Her-Tyr, Herfadir, Herfather, Herian, Herjan, Hnikar, HoodedOne, Hrafna(-god), Hropt, Iafn-Har, Irmin, Jafenhar, Janfar, Karlafbuge, King of Lidskialf, Ofrir, Omi, One-eyed, Oski, Othin(n), Rosterus, Sidfod(i)r, Sidhottr, Sigfadir, Sigtyr, Skidskegg, Svafnir, Sygtyr, (The) High One, Thekkr, Thror, Thrud(r), Thunderer, Vafud, Vak, Valfadir, Valfather, Valfodr, Valkjosandi, Vax, Vech(a), Vegtam, Veratyr, Viator-indefessus, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Rafnagud, Porun, Poudan, Poudan, Uuodan, Uuodan, Votan, Votan, Wooanaz, Wooanaz, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, Norse Odin, Norse Odin or Irmin.

Woglinde

One of the 3 Rhine-daughters. Sometimes referred to as Woglinde.

Wolfdietrich

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Wolfhart

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Wolfram

A friend of Tannhauser. A suitor for the hand of Elizabeth. Sometimes referred to as Wolfram.

Wooanaz

A war-god. Also known as Wooanaz, Wodan, Wodan, Godan, Grim, Odin, Poudan, Uuodan, Votan, Wotan, Wuotan, Grim, Votan, W(u)otan, Anglo-Saxon, Woden or Norse Odin.

Wunschelwybere

Young girls who became swanmaidens. Also known as Wunschelwybere.

Ylyas

Uncle of Ortnit. He interpreted Ortnit's vision of a castle and a beautiful maiden. Also known as Ylyas, Elias or Elias.

Zarzikhoven, Ulrich von

A 13th C. Writer, author of Lanzelet. In some lore, occasionally identified as Zarzikhoven, Ulrich von.
German Mythology