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

Aager

Lover of Else. He is said to have spoken to Else from his coffin, asking her to smile. Also called Aager.

Aegir

read more »

Aegisdrekka

read more »

Aesir

read more »

Afi

Husband of Amma. Sometimes referred to as Afi.

Agnar

read more »

Agni

read more »

Ai

read more »

Aku-Thor

A name for Thor as a charioteer and thunder-god. In some references, called Aku-Thor, Oku-Thor, Oku-Thor or Thor.

Ale

A divine fluid. In some references, known as Ale, Ala, Ala, Ale, Ani, Ana or Ani.

Alf-blot

A sacrifice to the elves. At times, called Alf-blot.

Alfader

A name of Odin as 'father of the gods'. Also known as Alfader, Alfadir, Alfadir, Odin, Alfadur, Alfadur, Alfodr, Alfodr, All-father, All-father or All-seer.

Alfheim

read more »

Alfr

A dwarf, one of the Lovar. Occasionally identified as Alfr.

Alfrik

read more »

Alfsol

read more »

All-wise

read more »

Allvaldi

A Giant. Father of Thiassi. On occassion, referred to as Allvaldi.

Alp

A demon of the night, half god, half dwarf. Also known as Alp, Alb or Alb.

Alsvid

A horse drawing the chariot of the sun-god. Sometimes identified as Alsvid, Alsuid, Alsuid, Alsvidur, Alsvidur, Alsvin, Alsvin, Alswid, Alswid, Arvakur, Arvakur, Aarvak, Arvakr, Arvar, Alsvinn or Alsvinn.

Althjofr

One of the dwarfs. Identified as Althjofr.

Alvis

read more »

Alvis-Mal

read more »

Alvit

read more »

Alvor

A race of small people: the hog folk: a form of elf. These people are said to dance in the fields at night. Occasionally known as Alvor, Elves, Elves, Alf, Alfar, Dockalfar, Dwarfs, elf , kobold, Alf(ar), Huldrafolk, kobolds, Icelandic Huldu, hog-folk or hog-folk.

Amalung

Son of Hornbogi. Also identified as Amalung.

Amhas

read more »

Amilias

read more »

Amma

read more »

Amsvartnir

A lake. In this lake was the island of Lyngvi where Fenris the wolf was left bound by the gods. In some references, known as Amsvartnir.

An

read more »

Andhrimnir

A cook preparing the meals for the slain in Valhalla. In some lore, occasionally called Andhrimnir.

Andvari

read more »

Andvari Foss

read more »

Andvarinaut

read more »

Angantyr

read more »

Angerbode

read more »

Angurvadel

read more »

Annar

Second husband of Nott. Father of Jord. In some references, referred to as Annar, Anar, Anar, Onarr, Onarr, Onair or Onair.

Apples of Iduna

read more »

Arvakur

A horse drawing the chariot of the sun-god. Occasionally called Arvakur, Aarvak, Aarvak, Alsvid, Alsvid, Alsuid, Alsvidur, Alsvin, Alswid, Alsvinn, Arvakr, Arvakr, Arvar or Arvar.

Asabru

The rainbow. Sometimes called Asabru, Asbru, Asbru, Bifrost, Bifrost, Asa-bridge, Bilrost, Irmin's Way, Milky Way, Vindhjalmsbru, As(a)bru or The Milky Way.

Asegeir

12 wise elders of the Frisians. At times, referred to as Asegeir.

Asgard

read more »

Asgardsreid

The Norse version of the Wild Hunt, led. By Frigga or Odin. Also called Asgardsreid, Asgardreia, Asgardreia, Wild Hunt, Asgardreid or Asgardreid.

Ask

The first man, made by Odin from an ash tree. Husband of Embla. Occasionally referred to as Ask, Ash, Ash, Askr or Askr.

Aslaug

read more »

Aslo

A horse of the sun-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Aslo, horse, horse, Dun Stallion, Lamri Passelande, Spumador Arundel Lluagor Arondiel Gwinam Blanchard Passe Brewell Rabican Marchvallée Blanchard Alfana Trezibond Beiffror, Marchvallée Tachebrune Ferrant d'Espagne Vegliantino Bayard Frontino Brigliadoro, Veillantif Balios, Xanthos Cairus Bucephalus Abraxa, Eos Cytharos Harpagos Dinos, Lampos Phaeton Ethon, Galathe, Podarge Actaeon, Aethon, Amethea Bronte, Erythreos, Lampos Philogea, Phlegon, Purocri Pyrois Phallas Harpinna Psylla Balios Abaster, Abatos, Nomios Dearg Druchtach Black of Sainglenn Grey of Macha Acein Horse of Manannan Splendid Mane Vingskornir Arvak, Blodighofi Freyfaxi, Skinfaxi Hofvarpnir Gullfaxi Svadilfare Alsvid or Arvakur Hrimfaxi Grane Call Cuall Hengroen Gwyn Dunmane Du White Mare Cafall.

Asmegir

Spirits in Hel. Known as Asmegir.

Asmund

read more »

Astrid

read more »

Astrild

A god of love. Also called Astrild, Greek Eros, Greek Eros, Cupid or Kama.

Asvid

A man who made runes for the giants. Also commonly called Asvid.

Asvitus

read more »

Asynjur

read more »

Athlis

A king of Sweden. He owned the torc Sviagris and the boar-helmet Hildiswn. Called Athlis.

Atla

A giantess. She was one of the nine wave-maidens said to have simultaneously given birth to Heimdall, fathered by Odin. Also commonly known as Atla.

Atlé

A Berserker. When Frithiof landed in the Orkneys, Atlé fought him with swords and in wrestling. Frithiof defeated him but spared his life. Called Atlé.

Atli

read more »

Atridr

A name of Odin as 'rider in the sky'. Also commonly identified as Atridr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Attila

read more »

Aud

Son of Naglfari and Nott. Called Aud, Audr or Audr.

Auda

A feminine form of Aud. Also commonly identified as Auda.

Audhumbla

read more »

Augeia

A giantess. She was one of the nine wave-maidens said to have given birth simultaneously to Heimdall, fathered by Odin. Sometimes identified as Augeia, Augeyja or Augeyja.

Aurgiafa

A giantess. She was one of the nine wave-maidens said simultaneously to have given birth to Heimdall, fathered by Odin. Sometimes known as Aurgiafa, Eyrgjafa or Eyrgjafa.

Austri

One of the 4 dwarfs supporting the sky (East). Also commonly referred to as Austri.

Badi

read more »

Balder

read more »

Baldershage

A grove sacred to Balder. In some references, called Baldershage.

Baleygr

A name of Odin as 'he of the flaming eyes'. Also commonly called Baleygr.

Barrow-wight

The ghost of a dead person, said to live in a barrow. Occasionally referred to as Barrow-wight.

Baugi

read more »

Baumbur

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes known as Baumbur.

bear

read more »

Beda

One of the Asynjur. In some references, known as Beda, Bede or Bede.

Beldegg

A king of West Saxony. Son of Odin. In some references, referred to as Beldegg.

Belé

read more »

Beli

read more »

Beowulf

read more »

Bergbui

Hill giants. Identified as Bergbui, Bergrisir, Bergrisir, Bergjarl, 'mountain dwelling' or 'mountain dwelling'.

Bergelmir

read more »

Bergjarl

A hill giant. Occasionally called Bergjarl, Bergrisir, Bergrisir, Bergbui, Lord of the Mountain or Lord of the Mountain.

Bergrisir

Hill giants. Sometimes known as Bergrisir, Bergbui, Bergbui, 'mountain dwelling', Bergjarl, Bergjarl or Lord of the Mountain.

Bergthorskroll

The house of the Njalsson's, burnt to the ground by Flosi and his men. On occassion, known as Bergthorskroll.

Berling

A dwarf. He was one of the four dwarfs that Freya was said to have slept with to get the necklace Brisingamen. Occasionally identified as Berling.

berserkers

read more »

Bestla

read more »

Beyggvir

A barley-god: mill refuse personified. A servant of Frey. Husband of Beyla. He was envisaged as a miniature being speaking into Frey's ear. Identified as Beyggvir, Byggvir, Byggvir, Beggvir, Beggvir or Beyggrir.

Beyla

A minor goddess, attendant on Frey. Manure personified. Wife of Beyggvir. In some accounts she married Frey; in others Beyla is masculine. On occassion, called Beyla.

Biblindi

A name for Odin as 'drinker'. Occasionally referred to as Biblindi, Odilia, Odilia, Biflindi or Bolverk(in).

Biflindi

A name for Odin as 'one who brandishes a spear'. This name is a reference to his magic spear Gungnir. Identified as Biflindi, Odilia, Odilia, Biblindi or Bolverk(in).

Bifrost

read more »

Bikki

read more »

Bil

read more »

Bildr

read more »

Bileygr

A name of Odin as 'the shifty-eyed one'. Also identified as Bileygr, Bileya, Bileya, Odin or Bilegyr.

Billing

An elf, guardian of the West. King of the Ruthenes. Father of Rinda. Also called Billing.

Bilskirnir

The palace of Thor situated in his. Realm, Thrudheim. Also commonly identified as Bilskirnir, Belskirnir, Belskirnir, Bilskirner, Bilskirner, Storm-serene or Storm-serene.

Biorn

read more »

Bishop Tegner

Author of the Frithiof saga, the story of the adventures of Frithiof. At times, known as Bishop Tegner, Tegner or Tegner.

Bivor

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes known as Bivor.

Bjarni

read more »

Black Sow

Death and evil personified. Also commonly called Black Sow.

Blain

read more »

Blenzibly

read more »

Blid

A handmaiden of Freya. On occassion, called Blid.

Blodelin

Brother of Etzel. When Gunther's party were being entertained at Etzel's court, the king's wife, Krimhild, persuaded Blodelin to murder them. Also referred to as Blodelin, Bloedel or Bloedel.

Blodighofi

Frey's horse. At times, known as Blodighofi, Blodug-hofi or Blodug-hofi.

Blutgang

The sword of Heime. This weapon was given to Heime by his father, Studas. In some accounts, called Blutgang.

Boden

read more »

Bodwild

read more »

Bogaass

A name for Uller as a bow-god. Sometimes called Bogaass.

Bolthor

A Frost Giant. Father or brother of Bestla. Father of Mimir, some say. Also called Bolthor, Bolthorn or Bolthorn.

Bolwerk

The name used by Odin when he enlisted Baugi's help to gain access to Gunlod's cave. Also identified as Bolwerk, Bolverk, Bolverk, Bolverkin, Bolverkin, Bolverkr, Bolverkr, Bolverk(r), Bolverk(r), 'deceiver' or 'deceiver'.

Bor

Son of Buri the first god. Husband of Bestla. Father of Nerthus, Hoenir, Odin, Ve and Vili. Father of Loki, some say. In some accounts, known as Bor.

Borghild

read more »

boyg

An ogre: animistic force. In some lore, occasionally identified as boyg.

Braga Raedur

One of the stories in the Younger Edda. In this tale, Bragi tells Aegir many stories of the gods. Occasionally referred to as Braga Raedur, Conversations of Bragi or Conversations of Bragi.

Bragaful

A toast to Bragi. On occassion, known as Bragaful.

Bragaman

A skald, honouring Bragi. Occasionally identified as Bragaman.

Bragawoman

A female skald, honouring Bragi. Sometimes referred to as Bragawoman.

Bragi

read more »

Bragi's Apples

read more »

Bran

read more »

Branstock

read more »

Bredi

A hunter. Sigi, jealous of Bredi's skill as a hunter, killed him and buried his body under a snowdrift. On occassion, identified as Bredi, Brede or Brede.

Breidablik

The palace of Balder. At times, identified as Breidablik, Balder's Stead, Balder's Stead, Breithablik, Breithablik, Braoadblink, Braoadblink, Peace Stead, Peace Stead, Broadblick or Broadblick.

Breit Hut

A name for Odin, referring to the broad hats that he often wore. Also called Breit Hut, Sidhottr, Sidhottr, Odin or Breit-hut.

Brimer

The heavenly hall of the giants in Okolnur. Also commonly called Brimer, Brimir, Brimir or Brimer.

Brimir

read more »

Brisingamen

read more »

Brock

read more »

Broder

read more »

Brun

A counsellor of Harald, said by some to be Odin in disguise. At times, identified as Brun, Harald, Harald or Harald(r) Hilditonn.

Brunhild

read more »

Budli

Father of Atli, some say. In some lore, occasionally called Budli.

Buri

read more »

Byleist

Son of Farbauti and Laufeia. Brother of Loki, some say. Sometimes called Byleist.

Byrgir

A well that contained song-mead. On occassion, called Byrgir, Byrger, Byrger, Bil, Bil, Hiuki, Hiuki, Gelder, Hjuki, Hyuki, Ide, Slagfinn-Giuki, Hengest, Ide or Slagfinn-Gjuki.

Castle Muter

The home of Nitger. Dietrich was imprisoned in this castle until he was rescued by forces led by Hildebrand. In some references, identified as Castle Muter.

Cheru

read more »

Daenn

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes known as Daenn.

Dag

read more »

Dain

read more »

Dainslef

Hogni's sword, made by the dwarfs. Occasionally called Dainslef.

Daland

A Norwegian sailor. He welcomed the Flying Dutchman to his home and gave him consent to marry his daughter Senta. Sometimes identified as Daland.

Dellinger

Third husband of Nott. Father of Dag. His realm was known as Heljar-ran. Sometimes referred to as Dellinger, Delling, Delling, 'dawn' or 'dawn'.

disablot

A sacrifice to the gods, Valkyries, etc. At times, identified as disablot.

disir

read more »

Dockalfar

The dark elves who live underground in Svartalfheim. Also referred to as Dockalfar, Elves, Elves, Alf, Alfar, Alvor, Dwarfs, elf , kobold, Alf(ar), Huldrafolk, kobolds, Icelandic Huldu, dwarfs, dwarfs, bergsmiedlein, Bjerkfolk, Black Elves, Dokkalfar, duergar, dvergar, erdleute, ermannlein, kleinevolk, Stillevolk, Svartalfar, Svartelfar, Svurtalfar, unterirdische, bjergfolk, erdeute, erdmannlein, unterirdiscje, unterjordiske, Ni(e)b(e)lung, Svart-elfar, elves, elves or elf .

Dokkalfar

The dark elves. In some lore, occasionally identified as Dokkalfar, Dwarfs, Dwarfs, bergsmiedlein, Bjerkfolk, Black Elves, Dockalfar, duergar, dvergar, Elves, erdleute, ermannlein, kleinevolk, kobold, Stillevolk, Svartalfar, Svartelfar, Svurtalfar, unterirdische, bjergfolk, erdeute, erdmannlein, unterirdiscje, unterjordiske, Ni(e)b(e)lung, Huldrafolk or Svart-elfar.

Dolgthrisir

One of the dwarfs. In some references, known as Dolgthrisir.

Dori

One of the dwarfs. In some references, identified as Dori.

Dorradr

A warrior. Before a battle he saw twelve Valkyries weaving, using human entrails. Referred to as Dorradr.

Drachenfels

The home of the dragon slain. By Siegfried. Sometimes known as Drachenfels.

draugr

The restless dead in a burial mound. Also called draugr.

Draugr

A water spirit. This being is said to foretell storms and shipwrecks, using a human voice. Also called Draugr.

Draupnir

read more »

Dream-fairy

A name for night. On occassion, identified as Dream-fairy.

Drifta

A Frost Giantess. Goddess of snowdrifts. Daughter of Thrym. Sister of Frosti, Jokul and Snoer. In some references, known as Drifta.

Drip-hall

A name for heaven. At times, referred to as Drip-hall.

Droma

read more »

Drotnat

A priest at the temple of Odin. Also referred to as Drotnat, Diar, Diar or Drotnar.

Dufr

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally known as Dufr.

Duneyr

read more »

Durathor

read more »

Durin

read more »

Dvalin

read more »

Dwales-doll

read more »

Dwarfs

read more »

dwergmal

The language of the dwarfs, heard as an echo in caves. Also identified as dwergmal.

Eadgils

read more »

Edda

read more »

Egder

A storm-eagle due to appear. At Ragnarok. The noise of the howling wind comes from his harp. In some references, identified as Egder, Egdir or Egdir.

Eggther

A watchman of the giants. In some accounts, referred to as Eggther.

Egia

read more »

Egil

read more »

Eglimi

King of the Islands. Father of Hiordis. Father of Svava, some say. In some lore, occasionally identified as Eglimi, Eylime, Eylime, Eylimi or Eylimi.

Eikinsjalldi

A dwarf. One of the Lovar. In some references, identified as Eikinsjalldi.

Eikthyrnir

read more »

Einheriar

The souls of slain warriors. These, the warriors of Odin, are resident in Valhalla awaiting the final battle, Ragnarok. Sometimes identified as Einheriar, Einherjar, Einherjar, einherjar or einherjar.

Einmyria

Daughter of Loki and Glut. Sister of Eisa. In some accounts, called Einmyria.

Eir

The goddess of healing, attendant on Frigga. One of the Asynjur. In some references, referred to as Eir, Eil, Eil, Eira, Eira, Eyra or Eyra.

Eisa

read more »

Eistla

One of the 9 Wave-maidens, in some accounts. Also referred to as Eistla.

Eitel

Son of Atli and Gudrun. Brother of Erp. Occasionally referred to as Eitel.

Ekka

The name of Ecke in Thidrekssaga. Occasionally referred to as Ekka, Ecke or Ecke.

Ekkisax

read more »

Elde

A servant of the sea-god, Aegir. He took over as doorkeeper when Funfeng was killed by Loki. Called Elde, Elder, Elder, Eldir or Eldir.

Elder Edda

read more »

Eldhrimnir

The cauldron of the gods. This is the vessel in which the cook, Andhrimnir, prepared the meals for the warriors in Valhalla. In some accounts, identified as Eldhrimnir, Eldhrimner, Eldhrimner, Od-hroerir, Od-hroerir, Odhereir, Odherir, Odrerer, Odrorir, Othrevir, Odher(e)ir or Othroerir.

Elf

read more »

Elivagar

read more »

Ella

read more »

Elli

A giant crone. She appeared as the old nurse of Utgard-Loki and defeated Thor in a wrestling match when the god journeyed to Jotunheim. Occasionally referred to as Elli, 'age' or 'age'.

Ellida

read more »

Else

read more »

Elves

read more »

Elvidner

Niflheim or the hall of Hel in Niflheim. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Elvidner, Elvidnir or Elvidnir.

Embla

The first woman, made by Odin from an elm tree. Consort of Ask. On occassion, referred to as Embla, Elma, Elma, Emola or Emola.

Eptirmati

A story from the Younger Edda. Also known as Eptirmati.

Erda

read more »

Erex

The Norse version of Erec. Identified as Erex.

Erex saga

A Norse version of the story of Erec and Enide. In this version, the hero's father is called Ilax. Occasionally identified as Erex saga.

Erik

read more »

Erka

The name of Attila's wife in Thidrekssaga. On occassion, called Erka.

Ermenrich

read more »

Erminrik

The name for Emenrich in Thidrekssaga. In some accounts, referred to as Erminrik.

Erna

Wife of Jarl. Mother of Konur. She and Jarl are regarded as the founders of the class of nobles. Also commonly known as Erna.

Erp

read more »

Esbern

read more »

Eystein

read more »

Eyvin Kelda

A wizard who was drowned by King Olaf. At times, referred to as Eyvin Kelda, Eyvindr Kelda or Eyvindr Kelda.

Fadir

Husband of Modir. Modir produced a son, Jarl, fathered by Heimdall when he visited earth in the guise of Riger. In some accounts, identified as Fadir, 'father', 'father', Pah or Pitri.

Fafnir

read more »

Fafnisbani

A title given to Sigurd in his role as killer of Fafnir. Also called Fafnisbani, Sigurd, Sigurd, Sigird, Sigurdr, Sigurthr, German Siegfried or Siegfried.

Fair-wheel

A name for the sun. Known as Fair-wheel.

Fallow-hoof

A horse of the gods. Occasionally referred to as Fallow-hoof, Falhofnir or Falhofnir.

Farbauti

read more »

Farma-Tyr

A name of Odin as 'the protector of cargoes'. Called Farma-Tyr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Fasolt

read more »

Father Fine

read more »

Feng

read more »

Fenia

A giantess. Daughter of Greip, some say. She and her sister Menia were bought as slaves by Frodi to work his magic grindstone, Grotte. In some references, known as Fenia, Fenge, Fenge, Fenja or Fenja.

Fenris

read more »

Fensalir

The palace of Frigga. Also commonly identified as Fensalir, Fensal, Fensal, Fensalier or Fensalier.

Fialar

read more »

Field

A name for the earth used by the gods. In some accounts, identified as Field.

Fili

One of the dwarfs. In some lore, occasionally identified as Fili.

Fimbul

A river in Niflheim, one of the 12. Rivers known as Elivagar. Occasionally identified as Fimbul.

Fimbul Winter

The exceptionally severe weather, lasting 3 (some say 7) seasons, which preceded the end of the world and Ragnarok. In some references, referred to as Fimbul Winter, Fimbulvetr or Fimbulvetr.

Fimbultyr

A name for Odin as 'great helper'. In some lore, occasionally known as Fimbultyr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Fimila

A goddess attendant on Frigga. One of the Asynjur. In some accounts she is the same as Frimla. Occasionally identified as Fimila.

Finn

read more »

Fiollnir

Son of Frey and Freya or Gerda. In some references, identified as Fiollnir, Feng, Feng, Fiollnir, Fjollnir, Hnikar, Fiolnir, Fiolnir, Fiollnir, Fjolnir, Fjolnir, Fiollnir, 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, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Fiolsvid

read more »

Fiorgyn

read more »

Fiorm

A river in Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers. Known as Elivagar. Sometimes known as Fiorm, Fjorm or Fjorm.

Fiorner

A name used by Odin when he sang. Runes to Sigurd about his. Forthcoming battle with Lygni. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Fiorner, Fjorner, Fjorner or Odin.

Fith

A dwarf. One of the Lovar. Sometimes referred to as Fith.

Fjol Svinnsmal

A dramatic poem in the Elder Edda. Occasionally called Fjol Svinnsmal.

Fjolvinnsmal

A poem in the Elder Edda. In some accounts, identified as Fjolvinnsmal.

Flaga

A wicked fairy. Occasionally identified as Flaga.

Flatey Book

A 14th C. Document which includes Hyndlu-Ljod and the abridged Voluspa. Also commonly called Flatey Book.

Flosi

read more »

Flurent

Mother of Isolde in the Icelandic. Version of the Tristram story. Sometimes called Flurent.

Folkvang

The realm of Freya, the site of her. Palace Sessrymnir. Also called Folkvang, Folkvangr or Folkvangr.

Formali

A story from the Younger Edda. Sometimes referred to as Formali.

Fornaldarsaga

A collection of Icelandic legends. Also identified as Fornaldarsaga.

Forseti

read more »

Fraananger

A stream. When Loki changed himself into a salmon to escape the vengeance of the other gods, he hid on the bottom of this stream. Also referred to as Fraananger.

Framnas

The home of Thorsten and Ingeborg. Referred to as Framnas.

Freawaru

Daughter of Hrothgar and Wealtheow. Sister of Rori. Wife of Ingeld. In some accounts, known as Freawaru.

Freki

One of the wolves of Odin, 'greedy'. The other was known as Geri. In some accounts, known as Freki, Freke or Freke.

Frey

read more »

Freya

read more »

Freyfaxi

The horse of Frey. Sometimes referred to as Freyfaxi.

Freygerda

A Danish maiden. Wife of Fridleef. Mother of Frodi. She married the Danish king, Fridleef, who had rescued her from a dragon. Also called Freygerda.

Fricco

A name of Frey as 'love in Sweden. Occasionally known as Fricco, Frey, Frey, Freir, Freyr, Veraldargod, Fridleef, Frikka, Ing, Ingumar-Frey, 'lord', German Fro, Lapp Verelden-Olmei, Swedish Ingvi-Frey, Lytir, Sviagodh or Frodi.

Frid

A maid-servant attendant on Freya. Occasionally identified as Frid.

Fridila

A guardian of Freya's necklace, Brisingamen. In some lore, occasionally called Fridila.

Fridleef

read more »

Fridlevus

read more »

Frig

The Anglo-Saxon name for Frigga. In some lore, occasionally called Frig.

Frigga

read more »

Frija

A German name for Frigga. Also referred to as Frija, Freya, Freya, Frea, Freia, Freyia, Freyja, Fri, Fria, 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, 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 or Lombard Frea.

Frimla

A virgin goddess, attendant on Frigga. One of the Asynjur. Some say she is the same as Fimila. In some references, known as Frimla.

Fritele

read more »

Frithiof

read more »

Frithiofsaga

The 14th C. Icelandic story of Frithiof and his exploits. On occassion, referred to as Frithiofsaga.

Frodi

read more »

Frost Giants

read more »

Frost Maidens

The girls that formed when the fiery. Clouds from Muspelheim condensed. Over the ice of Niflheim. In some references, referred to as Frost Maidens.

Frosti

read more »

Fruwa

A goddess. Sister of Volla. This deity cured Balder's lame horse by magic. Also referred to as Fruwa.

Fulla

read more »

Fundin

One of the dwarfs. Also called Fundin.

Funfeng

read more »

Furor

A name of Odin as god of war, strengthener of men'. Also referred to as Furor, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

fylgie

read more »

Fylgukona

A female guardian spirit which appears. Before death. Sometimes identified as Fylgukona, Hamingja or Hamingja.

Galar

read more »

Galgagramr

A name of Odin as 'gallows-lord'. On occassion, referred to as Galgagramr, Galgavaldyr, Galgavaldyr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Gambantein

The staff of Hermod. Occasionally referred to as Gambantein.

Gandalfr

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally identified as Gandalfr.

Gandreid

A name for the Wild Hunt. It was said that any field over which the Gandreid passed would bear increased crops. Occasionally identified as Gandreid, Gandrieid or Gandrieid.

Gangler

read more »

Gangrad

The name used by Odin, disguised as a wanderer, in his contest of wits. With Vafthruthnir. Sometimes referred to as Gangrad, Gagurath, Gagurath, Gangrath, Gangrath, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Gagnrath or Gagnrath.

Gardrofa

A horse, dam of Gna's horse Hofvarpnir. In some lore, occasionally called Gardrofa.

Garm

read more »

Gefjon

read more »

Geignudr

A name of Odin as 'he who dangles'. This title refers to the nine days he spent hanging from the tree Yggdrail. Sometimes identified as Geignudr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Geirmund

read more »

Geirrod

read more »

Geitir

read more »

Gelfrat

Master of the ferryman killed by Hagen, who called himself Amelrich. In some accounts, known as Gelfrat.

Gelgia

The fetter at the end of the rope, Gleipnir, with which Fenris was finally bound. Also known as Gelgia, Gelja or Gelja.

Genoveva

Wife of Siegfried in an opera of the same name by Schumann. Also commonly identified as Genoveva.

Gerda

read more »

Gerhart

read more »

Geri

One of Odin's wolves - the ravenous. The other wolf was called Freki. On occassion, referred to as Geri, Gari, Gari, Gere or Gere.

Gernot

read more »

Gersemi

Daughter of Odur and Freya. In some lore, occasionally identified as Gersemi.

Gestumblindi

read more »

Gevar

A moon-god. Also referred to as Gevar, Gewar or Gewar.

Giall

read more »

Giallar

The horn of Heimdall. Also commonly called Giallar, Giallarhorn, Giallarhorn, Gjallar, Gjallar, Gjallarhorn, Gjallarhorn, Gjallar(horn) or Gjallar(horn).

Giallarbru

read more »

Gialp

read more »

Gilling

read more »

Gimli

read more »

Ginnar

A dwarf. One of the Lovar. Also commonly known as Ginnar.

Ginnungagap

The primaeval abyss between Muspelheim and Niflheim that preceded creation. Sometimes referred to as Ginnungagap, Deceiving Gap, Deceiving Gap, Yawning Gap or Yawning Gap.

Giselher

Son of Dankrat and Ute. Brother of Gernot, Gunther and Krimhild. In some lore, occasionally identified as Giselher, Gisler or Gisler.

Gisli

An outlaw. He killed his brother-in-law, Thorgum. Also called Gisli.

Giuki

King of the Niblungs. Husband of Grimhild. Father of Gudrun, Gunnar, Guttorm and Hogni. In some accounts, known as Giuki.

Giukings

The sons of Giuki. Sometimes referred to as Giukings.

Gladr

A horse of the gods. On occassion, called Gladr.

Gladsheim

read more »

Glaesir

A grove of amber near Valhalla. Occasionally referred to as Glaesir.

Glaesisvellir

A paradise in a valley of amber. Also called Glaesisvellir.

Glam

read more »

Glapsvidir

A name of Odin as 'swift deceiver'. In some accounts, called Glapsvidir, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Glasir

read more »

Glaumvor

Second wife of Gunnar. Referred to as Glaumvor.

Glaur

Son of Surtur. Husband of Sol, some say. Also identified as Glaur.

Gleed

A horse of the gods. Also referred to as Gleed.

Gleipnir

read more »

Gler

A horse of the gods. On occassion, called Gler, Glaer or Glaer.

Glitnir

The gold and silver palace of Forseti. Also commonly referred to as Glitnir, Glitner or Glitner.

Glum

read more »

Glut

The first wife of Loki. Mother of Einmyria and Eisa. In some accounts, known as Glut.

Gna

read more »

Gnipa Cave

The hole in which the dog Garm was housed at the entrance to Niflheim or Niflhel. On occassion, referred to as Gnipa Cave, Gnipaheller, Gnipaheller, Gnipahellir or Gnipahellir.

Gnitaheid

read more »

goat

The animal of Thor. Occasionally known as goat.

Godheim

Home of the gods: site of the city, Asgard: heaven. Also known as Godheim.

Godi

Priests of the war-god Tyr. Also identified as Godi.

Goin

read more »

Goldcrest

A horse of the gods. Sometimes known as Goldcrest, Gullfaxi, Gullfaxi, Goldenmane, Goldmane, Gullifaxi, Gold(en)mane or Goldfax.

Gollveig

read more »

Gondul

An aspect of Freya as a Valkyrie. Referred to as Gondul.

Govetter

A benevolent spirit of the forest or living underground. In some accounts, known as Govetter, Godvetter, Godvetter, Lapp Guffitar, Lapp Guffitar, Huldafolk or Huldafolk.

Grafvitnir

A dwarf. Father of Goin and Moin. Sometimes referred to as Grafvitnir.

Gram

read more »

Grane

The horse of Sigurd or Siegfried which was descended from Sleipnir. In some references, referred to as Grane, Grani, Grani, Greyfell or Greyfell.

Grani

One of the men with Flosi when they killed the Njalssons and burnt their house. Sometimes identified as Grani, Grane, Grane, Grani or Greyfell.

Greip

read more »

Grep

The 3 sons of the giant, Beli. Also known as Grep.

Grerr

A dwarf. He was one of the four dwarfs that Freya was said to have slept with in order to get the magical necklace, Brisingamen. On occassion, called Grerr.

Grettir

read more »

Grey-steel

read more »

Grid

read more »

Gridaivold

The magic wand of Grid. In some accounts, called Gridaivold.

Grim

read more »

Grimhild

read more »

Grimilld

The name of Grimhild in Thidrekssaga. In this version, she was killed by Thidrek who cut her in half with his sword. At times, referred to as Grimilld, Grimhild, Grimhild, Griemhild or Krimhild.

Grimnir

A name used by Odin at Geirrod's court. Sometimes called Grimnir, Grimmr, Grimmr, Odin, Grimner, Grimner, Hooded One or Hooded One.

Grimnismal

The story in the Elder Edda of Odin, as Grimnir, and his visit to Geirrod. At times, referred to as Grimnismal, Lay of Grimnir, Lay of Grimnir, The Lay of Grimnir or The Lay of Grimnir.

Griottunagard

The realm of Hrungnir. It was here that a duel took place between Thor and the giant Hrungnir. At times, referred to as Griottunagard.

Gripir

The groom in charge of the horses of the king of the Vikings. Brother of Hiordis. In some references, known as Gripir, Griper or Griper.

Groa

read more »

Groa Galdur

A collection of spells in the Elder Edda. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Groa Galdur, (The Magic) Lay of Groa-Galdur or (The Magic) Lay of Groa-Galdur.

Grottasong

The story of Frodi and the magic. Millstones known as Grotte, in the Younger Edda. At times, called Grottasong, Grottasongr, Grottasongr, Grotti Song, Grotti Song, Quern Song or Quern Song.

Grotte

The magic millstones given to Frodi and worked by the two giantesses. Fenia and Menia. Occasionally known as Grotte, Grotti, Grotti, Hengi-kiaptr, Hengi-kiaptr, World Mill, World Mill, Hengi-Kiaptr or Hengi-Kiaptr.

Gudhorn

Son of Halfdan by Groa. Halfdan was the brother-in-law of Groa whom he abducted. Occasionally called Gudhorn.

Gudrun

read more »

Gulf of Black Grief

The berth, in Niflheim, of Naglfari, the ship of death. Also identified as Gulf of Black Grief.

Gullbra

read more »

Gullfaxi

read more »

Gullinbursti

A boar with a golden pelt which pulled. Frey's car. This marvellous animal was made by Sindi and presented to Frey by Brock. Sometimes referred to as Gullinbursti, Gollinbursti, Gollinbursti, Slidrugtanni or Slidrugtanni.

Gullinkambi

read more »

Gullintani

A name of Heimdall as 'golden-toothed'. In some lore, occasionally identified as Gullintani, Heimdall, Heimdall, Er, Hallinskide, Hallinskidi, Hama, Heimdal, Heimdallr, Mardall, Saxnot, Vindlir, White God, Er, Heimdellinger, Hermin, Irmin, Rati, Rig(er), Saxon Saxsnot, Cheru, Rati, Lyfir or Riger.

Gulltop

The golden-maned horse of Heimdall. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Gulltop, Gold top, Gold top, Gulltoppr or Gulltoppr.

Gundestrup bowl

A 1st C. Bowl, silver-plate on copper, decorated with gods and scenes from mythology. Sometimes known as Gundestrup bowl.

Gungnir

read more »

Gunlod

read more »

Gunnar

read more »

Gunnar Helmingr

read more »

Gunnar Lambason

read more »

Gunnthra

A river in Niflheim. One of the 12 rivers known. As Elivagar. Sometimes referred to as Gunnthra.

Gunthiof

Son of Frithiof and Ingeborg. Also referred to as Gunthiof.

Guttorm

read more »

gydja

An Icelandic priestess. Also commonly known as gydja.

gygr

The female version of jotun (giant). Occasionally identified as gygr.

Gylfa-ginning

A story from the Younger Edda of Gylfi's visit to Odin's palace. On occassion, referred to as Gylfa-ginning, Deluding of Gylfi, Deluding of Gylfi, The Deluding of Gylfi or The Deluding of Gylfi.

Gylfi

read more »

Gylli

A horse of the gods. Also known as Gylli, Gyllir, Gyllir or Guylli.

Gymir

read more »

Habrok

read more »

Hackelberend

A name for Odin as a wind-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Hackelberend, Hackeberg, Hackeberg, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Hackel-berend, Hackel-berend, 'mantlebearer' or 'mantlebearer'.

Hackelberg, Hans von

A suggested leader of the Wild. Hunt. He was condemned for ever to hunt in the air as punishment for his sins. At times, known as Hackelberg, Hans von.

Hadburg

read more »

Hadding

read more »

Hadubrand

read more »

Hafra-drottin

A name for Thor as lord of goats. Sometimes referred to as Hafra-drottin, Thor, Thor, Akethor, Hurler, Red Beard, sacred plants, Ake-Thor, Aku-Thor, Atli, Hercules Barbatus, Hlorridi, Oku-Thor, Thunderer, Vingthor, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, German Dietrich, Donar, LappHoragalles, Norman Thur, Saxon Thuna(e)r, ThunorSlav Perenu, Reidartyr or Valdi Kjola.

Hagal

The tutor of Helgi. Also commonly identified as Hagal.

Haid

read more »

Haki

An early king of Norway. Occasionally called Haki.

Hakon

read more »

Halfdan

read more »

Halfdan Svarti

A 9th C. King of Norway. He was cut into quarters, one for each of four districts. In some accounts, identified as Halfdan Svarti.

Hallgerda

read more »

Halogaland

A name for Norway under the rule of Haloge. Occasionally identified as Halogaland.

Haloge

read more »

Ham

read more »

Hamdir

read more »

Hammarsheimt

read more »

Hamond

Son of Sigmund and Borghild. Brother of Helgi. In some accounts, known as Hamond, Hamund or Hamund.

Hamskerpir

A horse, sire of Gna's. Horse Hofvarpnir. In some references, referred to as Hamskerpir.

Hangagud

read more »

Har

read more »

Harald

read more »

Harbard

read more »

Harbardsljod

read more »

Hardgrep

read more »

Harek

Son of Kol. Brother of Biorn. Also commonly called Harek.

Hastings

read more »

Hati

read more »

Hattatal

Part of the Younger Edda dealing with prosody. Sometimes called Hattatal.

Havamal

A poem in the Elder Edda. Recording. The code of moral laws handed. Down by Odin. Sometimes known as Havamal, Ballad of the High One, Ballad of the High One, High Song, High Song, Sayings of Odin or Sayings of Odin.

Hawart

A warrior at Etzel's court. He was one of those who, bribed by Krimhild, tried to kill Hagen but failed and was slain by Hagen. In some references, identified as Hawart.

Heardred

read more »

Hedinn

read more »

Heid

read more »

Heidrun

The goat of Odin. This goat supplied the mead of the gods, grazing on the leaves on Laerad, the highest branch of Yggdrasil. At times, known as Heidrun, Heidrum or Heidrum.

Heimdall

read more »

Heimdellinger

A name of Heimdall as 'herald of the day'. Also identified as Heimdellinger, Heimdall, Heimdall, Er, Hallinskide, Hallinskidi, Hama, Heimdal, Heimdallr, Mardall, Saxnot, Vindlir, White God, Er, Gullintani, Hermin, Irmin, Rati, Rig(er), Saxon Saxsnot, Cheru, Rati, Lyfir or Riger.

Heime

read more »

Heimer

read more »

Heimir

The name for Heime in Thidrekssaga. Also commonly referred to as Heimir, Heime, Heime or Wittich.

Heimskringla

A book by Snorri Sturluson listing the ancient kings of Norway, including. The Ynglingasaga. In some references, identified as Heimskringla.

Heithrek

read more »

Hekla

In Icelandic lore, a mountain where witches held their meetings. In some accounts, called Hekla, Danish Hekkenfeldt or Danish Hekkenfeldt.

Hel

read more »

Hel-cake

Food used to pacify the dog Garm. Also referred to as Hel-cake.

Hel-gate

The entrance to Niflheim. Also commonly known as Hel-gate.

Hel Keplein

A mantle producing invisibility. Occasionally referred to as Hel Keplein, Tarnkappe, Tarnkappe, Cap of Invisibility, Hel-kappe, Nebelkappe, Tarnhelm, Tarnhut or Nebelkappe Tarnhut.

Hel-shoes

Stout shoes fitted to the dead for their. Journey over the rough road, Helveg, leading to Niflheim. Occasionally referred to as Hel-shoes, Hel-sko, Hel-sko, Helsko, Helsko, Todtenschuh., Todtenschuh., Todtenschuh or Todtenschuh.

Helblindi

Son of Farbauti. Brother of Loki, some say. In some references, called Helblindi, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Helche

Daughter of Rother and Oda. First wife of Etzel. Occasionally identified as Helche, Herka or Herka.

Helga

read more »

Helga-fell

In Icelandic lore, a hill which is the home of the dead. Occasionally identified as Helga-fell.

Helgi

read more »

Helgrind

The gate at the entrance to Hel's. Kingdom of the dead. Also referred to as Helgrind, Helgrindr, Helgrindr, Nagrind, Nagrind, Valgrind, Valgrind, Finnish Tuonen-portti or Finnish Tuonen-portti.

Heljar-ran

The realm of Dellinger. Also known as Heljar-ran.

Helmet of Invisibility

read more »

Helmschott

A warrior serving with Dietrich. Von Bern. He was one of the party captured by Ermenrich. On occassion, referred to as Helmschott.

Helva

read more »

Helveg

The rough road leading to Niflheim. Occasionally called Helveg, Helvegr, Helvegr, Helvig or Helvig.

Hengi-kiaptr

A name for Frodi's mill. On occassion, known as Hengi-kiaptr, Grotte, Grotte, Grotti, World Mill or Hengi-Kiaptr.

Hengist

read more »

Hepti

One of the dwarfs. Also referred to as Hepti.

Herfadir

A name for Odin as 'father of hosts'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Herfadir, Her-Tyr, Her-Tyr, Odin, Herfather or Herfather.

Herfjoturr

A Valkyrie. In some lore, occasionally known as Herfjoturr.

Heri

In the Icelandic version of the Tristram and Isolde story, it was he who told King Mark of his wife's. Affair with Tristram. Sometimes referred to as Heri.

Herian

A name for Odin as 'leader of hosts'. On occassion, known as Herian, Herjan, Herjan or Odin.

Hermod

read more »

Herrad

The name of Herrat in Thidrekssaga. At times, referred to as Herrad, Herrat, Herrat or Herrand.

Hervor

read more »

Herwig

read more »

Hialli

read more »

Hialmgunnar

read more »

Hiarandi

read more »

Hildburg

read more »

Hilde

read more »

Hildebrand

read more »

Hildegrim

read more »

Hildeswm

read more »

Hildigoltr

The helmet of the Swedish king, Athils. In some references, referred to as Hildigoltr.

Hilding

read more »

hill folk

A race of people somewhere between elves and humans. Also commonly identified as hill folk.

Hilldigundr

The name of Hildegarde, daughter of Hereric, in Thidrekssaga. Occasionally identified as Hilldigundr.

Himinbiorg

The palace of Heimdall built on top of the rainbow bridge, Bifrost. Occasionally referred to as Himinbiorg, Himinbiore, Himinbiore, Himinbjorg or Himinbjorg.

Himinbrioter

The ox of Hymir. Thor killed this animal and used its head for bait when he went fishing for the Midgard serpent. At times, known as Himinbrioter, Himinhriod or Himinhriod.

Hindarfiall

A mountain. It was here that Odin put Brunhild to sleep within a wall of flame to await the arrival of a warrior-husband. Also identified as Hindarfiall, Hindfell, Hindfell, Hlymdall or Hlymdall.

Hiordis

read more »

Hiuki

read more »

Hlebard

read more »

Hler

A name of Aegir as 'shelterer'. Also identified as Hler, Aegir, Aegir, Eagir, Egther, Ogir, Gymer, Gymir or Anglo-Saxon Eager.

Hlidskialf

The throne or throne-hall of Odin in Valaskialf. In some accounts, known as Hlidskialf, Hlidskjalf, Hlidskjalf, Hlithskjolf, Hlithskjolf, Lidskialf or Lidskialf.

Hlin

The goddess of consolation. This deity was one of Frigga's attendants and her job was to comfort the mourners and to relay prayers to Frigga. Sometimes known as Hlin, Hlina or Hlina.

Hliodalfr

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally known as Hliodalfr.

Hlokk

A Valkyrie. Occasionally called Hlokk.

Hlora

Wife of Vingnir. Foster-mother of Thor. At times, known as Hlora.

Hlorridi

A name taken by Thor in honour of his foster-mother. Also referred to as Hlorridi, Hloride, Hloride, Thor, Thor, Akethor, Hurler, Red Beard, sacred plants, Ake-Thor, Aku-Thor, Atli, Hercules Barbatus, Oku-Thor, Thunderer, Vingthor, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, German Dietrich, Donar, LappHoragalles, Norman Thur, Saxon Thuna(e)r, ThunorSlav Perenu, Hafra-drottin, Reidartyr or Valdi Kjola.

Hnikar

A name of Odin as 'wave-stiller or giver of rain'. Occasionally identified as Hnikar, Feng, Feng, Fiollnir, Fiollnir, Fjollnir, 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, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Hnoss

read more »

Hodbrod

A suitor for the hand of Sigrun, killed. By Helgi. In some accounts, called Hodbrod.

Hoder

read more »

Hodmimir's Holt

read more »

Hoenir

read more »

hofgothi

A keeper of a temple. Known as hofgothi.

Hofud

The magic sword of Heimdall. Occasionally called Hofud.

Hofvarpnir

The horse of Gna, Frigga's messenger. This animal was sired by Hamskerpir on Gardrofa. Sometimes referred to as Hofvarpnir, Hofvarpner, Hofvarpner, Hoof-tosser or Hoof-tosser.

Hogni

read more »

Hogstari

One of the dwarfs. Also identified as Hogstari.

Holmkell

A friend of Thorgrim. Husband of Thorbjorg. Father of Ketilrid. Also commonly known as Holmkell.

Hondscio

A companion of Beowulf. He was eaten by the monster, Grendel. At times, called Hondscio.

Hostage

A horse of the gods. Occasionally identified as Hostage.

Hraesvelg

A giant acting as gatekeeper. He could adopt the form of an eagle and caused the winds by flapping his wings. Also commonly called Hraesvelg, Hraesvelgr, Hraesvelgr, Hraesvelgur, Hraesvelgur, Hroesvelgur, Hroesvelgur, Hraesvelg(u)r or Hraesvelg(u)r.

Hrafna Galdur Odins

A poem in the Elder Edda. Occasionally known as Hrafna Galdur Odins, Odin's Raven Spell, Odin's Raven Spell, Spell of Odin's Ravens, Spell of Odin's Ravens, The Spell of Odin's Ravens or The Spell of Odin's Ravens.

Hrafna-god

A name for Odin as 'raven'. In some references, referred to as Hrafna-god, Hrafna or Hrafna.

Hrafnkel

A priest of Frey. Also called Hrafnkel.

Hrauding

A king. Father of Agnar and Geirrod. Occasionally identified as Hrauding.

Hreidmar

King of the dwarfs. Father of Fafnir, Otter and Regin. Known as Hreidmar, Hreidmarr, Hreidmarr, Hreithmarr, Hreithmarr, Reidmar, Reidmar, Hriethmarr, Hriethmarr, Reichmar or Reichmar.

Hrim-faxi

The horse drawing the chariot of Nott. In some references, known as Hrim-faxi, Hrimfaxe, Hrimfaxe, Hrimfaxi, Hrimfaxi or Rimfaxi.

Hrimgerd

A giantess. She could change her shape and often appeared as a mare. Sometimes known as Hrimgerd, Hrimgerth or Hrimgerth.

Hrimnir

read more »

Hringrimnir

A Frost Giant. In some references, called Hringrimnir.

Hrist

A Valkyrie. Sometimes called Hrist.

Hrith

A river of Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers known as Elivagar. On occassion, identified as Hrith.

Hroald

One of the men with Flosi when they killed the Njalssons and burnt. Their house. He was killed during the fight by Njal's son, Skarp-Hedin. Occasionally identified as Hroald.

Hrodgar

read more »

Hrolf Kraki

read more »

Hrolfssaga

Stories of the exploits of the Danish. King, Hrolf Kraki. In some accounts, identified as Hrolfssaga.

Hromund

read more »

Hronesness

read more »

Hropt

A name for Odin as 'arranger of runes'. Occasionally called Hropt, 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), 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Hrotte

A sword. This weapon was one of the treasures guarded by Fafnir. Also identified as Hrotte.

Hrungnir

read more »

Hrunting

read more »

Hugi

read more »

Hugin

read more »

Huldra

read more »

Huldrafolk

read more »

Huldu

The Icelandic name for the elves. Sometimes called Huldu, Huldrafolk, Huldrafolk, Dwarfs, Elves, Hulderfolk, Huldra, Huldrefolk, Huldu-folk, Uldra, Huldra, Liuflingar, Liuflingar, Alfar or Alfar.

Hunaland

The home of Brunhild, some say. Sometimes identified as Hunaland.

Hunding

The head of the family feuding with the Volsungs. Husband of Sieglinde, some say. Also referred to as Hunding.

Hundings

The descendants of Hunding. Referred to as Hundings.

Hungr

A dish used by Hel. At times, called Hungr.

Hunthiof

Son of Frithiof and Ingeborg. Known as Hunthiof.

Hunvor

read more »

Hvergelmir

read more »

Hvitserk

Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Aslaug. Brother of Biorn, Ivar, Rogenwald and Sigurd. Identified as Hvitserk.

hydromel

The drink of the gods. This drink (mead) was produced by the goat Heidrun for the gods and the warriors in Valhalla. Also commonly called hydromel.

Hygd

Wife of Hygelac. Mother of Heardred. At times, referred to as Hygd.

Hygelac

A king of Geatland. Uncle of Beowulf. Husband of Hygd. Father of Heardred. In some references, referred to as Hygelac, Higelac or Higelac.

Hylin

A protective goddess. Occasionally known as Hylin.

Hymir

read more »

Hymiskvida

read more »

Hyndla

read more »

Hyndlu-Ljod

A story from the Elder Edda and the Flatey Book of Freya's visit to the sorceress, Hyndla. In some accounts, referred to as Hyndlu-Ljod, Chant of Hyndla, Chant of Hyndla, Hyndla's Chant or Hyndla's Chant.

Hyrrokin

read more »

Iafn-Har

One of the 3 mysterious deities. Visited by Gylfi, probably. A manifestation of Odin. Sometimes known as Iafn-Har, Jafenhar, Jafenhar, Odin, Jafnhar, Jafnhar, Janfar, Janfar, Iafn-har, Like-mighty, Like-mighty, Jaf(e)nhar or Jaf(e)nhar.

Iarn-greiper

The grip worn by Thor when holding. His magic hammer, Miolnir. In some references, identified as Iarn-greiper, Iron Dirk or Iron Dirk.

Iarnsaxa

read more »

Idavold

read more »

Iduna

read more »

Ifing

A stream in Asgard, surrounding. Idavold, which never froze. Also referred to as Ifing.

Ilax

The Norse name for Lac. In some references, called Ilax.

Imbreke

read more »

Imder

Daughter of Aegir and Ran. One of the nine Wave-maidens, in some accounts. Occasionally referred to as Imder.

Ingeborg

read more »

Ingeld

read more »

Ingimund

read more »

Inglings

Descendants of Frey. Sometimes known as Inglings.

Ingolf

read more »

Ingvi-Frey

read more »

Iormungandr

read more »

Irmin

read more »

Irmin's Way

The Milky Way. Sometimes called Irmin's Way, Bil's Way, Bil's Way, Milky Way, Milky Way or Bifrost.

Ironwood

A forest of black iron-trees, home of the trolls. In some accounts, referred to as Ironwood, Iarnvit, Iarnvit, Iarnvith, Iarnvith, Jarnvid, Jarnvid, Jarnvithr, Jarnvithr, Jarnvid, Yarnwid, Yarnwid, Iarnvid, Iarnvid, Iarnwith, Iarnwith, Yarnvid, Yarnvid, Yarnvithr or Yarnvithr.

Ironwood woman

A female troll. In some accounts, identified as Ironwood woman.

Islendinga Sagur

A collection of Icelandic sagas. At times, identified as Islendinga Sagur.

Isollde

Wife of Hertnit. In Thidrekssaga, she married Thidrek when Hertnit died. In some accounts, identified as Isollde.

Issland

The kingdom of Brunhild. Sometimes called Issland.

Ivald

read more »

Ivar

read more »

Ivera

Goddess of beauty, love, youth. Also referred to as Ivera.

ividjur

Wood-spirits. Sometimes known as ividjur, ivithjur or ivithjur.

Jalk

A name for Odin as killer of Vafthruthnir. In some accounts, called Jalk, Jalkr or Jalkr.

Jarl

read more »

Jarnvid

A race of giant witches living in Ironwood. On occassion, referred to as Jarnvid.

Jokul

read more »

Jonakur

read more »

jotun

A giant: a race of giants. In some references, known as jotun, jotnar, jotnar, jotunn, jotunn, thurses, thurses, Thursir, female-gygr, female-gygr, plurjotnar or plurjotnar.

Jotunheim

The land of the giants. Also identified as Jotunheim, Jotunheimr or Jotunheimr.

jotunmodi

The anger of the giants. At times, referred to as jotunmodi.

Juterna-jesta

read more »

Kalegras

read more »

Kara

read more »

Kari

read more »

Karl

Son of Amma by Heimdall. Husband of Snor. Heimdall, visiting earth at Riger, fathered Karl on Amma. He married Snor, founding the class of husbandmen. Sometimes referred to as Karl, Churl or Churl.

Karlafberg

A name for Odin as 'man of the mountain'. Also commonly known as Karlafberg.

Karr

A dead warrior. The ghost of this warrior was haunting the area so Grettir opened the tomb, removed the treasure and cut off Karr's head. In some accounts, known as Karr.

Kasdeya

A demon which appears as a calf. Known as Kasdeya.

kenningar

The metaphorical language of the skalds used to describe gods etc. On occassion, identified as kenningar.

Kerlaug

A meeting-place of the gods near Urda's well. In some accounts, two rivers of the dead. Occasionally called Kerlaug, Kerlaung, Kerlaung, Kerlogar, Kerlogar, Kormt, Kormt or Kormet.

Ketill

read more »

Ketilrid

read more »

kili

One of the dwarfs. In some accounts, called kili.

King of Lidskialf

A title of Odin. Also commonly referred to as King of Lidskialf, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Knefrud

A servant of Atli. He was killed in the fight that ensued when Atli ambushed Gunnar's party. On occassion, called Knefrud, Wingi or Wingi.

Kol

read more »

Koll

Owner of the sword Grey-steel. Sometimes referred to as Koll, Koll the Thrall or Koll the Thrall.

Konur

Son of Jarl and Erna. Grandson of Heimdall. He became the first king of Denmark. Referred to as Konur.

Kormak

A 9th C. Poet and warrior. He was the owner of a sword which had a little snake living under the hilt. Sometimes identified as Kormak.

Kormt

A river in Asgard. In some accounts, one of the twelve rivers of the dead. Sometimes called Kormt, Kerlaug, Kerlaug, Kerlaung, Kerlogar, Kormet or Kormet.

Krakama

The death-song of Sigurd. Sometimes called Krakama.

Krake

The name given to Aslaug when she was working as a slave to the couple who raised her. Also commonly referred to as Krake, Aslaug, Aslaug, Aslog, 'crow' or Heimer.

Kvasir

read more »

Laeding

A chain. This was the first chain used in an attempt to restrain the wolf Fenris and from which he easily broke free. Occasionally known as Laeding, Leding or Leding.

Laerad

read more »

Landvaettir

Guardian spirits of the land. Also commonly identified as Landvaettir.

Landvidi

The palace of Vidar. Sometimes referred to as Landvidi, Landvide, Landvide, Landvith or Landvith.

Laufeia

A giantess. Mother of Loki by Farbauti, some say. Sometimes called Laufeia, Laufey, Laufey, Nal or Nal.

Laugardag

Saturday, a day honouring Loki. On occassion, referred to as Laugardag.

Leipter

The river of oaths. A river in Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers. Known as Elivagar. Sometimes referred to as Leipter, Leiptar, Leiptar, Greek Styx, Greek Styx, Hubur, Khubur, Mani-Mani or River of Three Roads.

Lessoe

An island. The home of Aegir. Occasionally referred to as Lessoe.

Lettfeti

A horse of the gods. Occasionally identified as Lettfeti, Lightfoot or Lightfoot.

Liebgart

The name taken by Sidrat when she. Became a Christian. Also referred to as Liebgart, Sidrat or Sidrat.

Liefneis Flames

A drink. Odin gave this drink to the hero Hadding to give him great strength and courage. Also known as Liefneis Flames.

Lif

Wife of Lifdrasir. She and her husband hid in Hoddminir's Holt and survived the final battle of Ragnarok to repopulate the earth. Sometimes referred to as Lif, Mogdrasir, Mogdrasir, Mogthraser or Mogthraser.

Lifdrasir

Husband of Lif. He and his wife hid in Hoddminir's Holt and survived the final battle of Ragnarok to repopulate the earth. At times, identified as Lifdrasir, Lifthrasir or Lifthrasir.

Life-taker

The sword of Kari. Referred to as Life-taker.

Lindolt

A warrior serving with Dietrich. Von Bern. He was one of the party captured by Ermenrich. Called Lindolt.

Lindwurm

A dragon killed by Siegfried. Occasionally called Lindwurm.

Liosalfar

read more »

Liosalfheim

Home of the Light Elves: land of the righteous. Occasionally identified as Liosalfheim, Alfheim, Alfheim, Alfheimr, Elfhame, Elfheim, Nibelheim, Ljosalfaheim or Svartalfheim.

Lit

read more »

Lodgerda

read more »

Lodur

read more »

Lofn

An attendant of Frigga. Her function was to smooth the path of lovers. She conveyed the permission of the gods for mortals to marry. In some references, identified as Lofn.

Logi

read more »

Loki

read more »

Loljersker

Invisible spirits living in woodlands. On occassion, called Loljersker, Lundjungfrur or Lundjungfrur.

Longbeard

father of Wayfarer In some references, referred to as Longbeard.

Longinus

read more »

Lorride

Son of Thor and Sif. Brother of Thrud. On occassion, known as Lorride, Loridi or Loridi.

Lovar

A tribe of dwarfs. Sometimes referred to as Lovar.

Lyfir

Heimdall as a mortal sent to protect. Hadding in battle. In some accounts, identified as Lyfir, Heimdall, Heimdall, Er, Hallinskide, Hallinskidi, Hama, Heimdal, Heimdallr, Mardall, Saxnot, Vindlir, White God, Er, Gullintani, Heimdellinger, Hermin, Irmin, Rati, Rig(er), Saxon Saxsnot, Cheru, Rati or Riger.

Lygni

read more »

Lymdale

The home of Brunhild, some say. Also called Lymdale.

Lyngvi

read more »

Lytir

A name of Frey in Sweden. At times, called Lytir, Frey, Frey, Freir, Freyr, Veraldargod, Fricco, Fridleef, Frikka, Ing, Ingumar-Frey, 'lord', German Fro, Lapp Verelden-Olmei, Swedish Ingvi-Frey, Sviagodh or Frodi.

Machorell

A king of Syria. Father of Sidrat. Occasionally identified as Machorell.

Magni

read more »

Managarm

read more »

Mani

read more »

Mannigfual

read more »

mara

read more »

Mead of Inspiration

read more »

Megingiord

The magic belt of Thor which gave him increased strength when he wore it. In some references, identified as Megingiord, Megingjardir, Megingjardir, Meginjardir, Meginjardir, Megin(g)jardir or Megin(g)jardir.

Menglod

A form of Freya. She was rescued from the hands of Fiolsvid by Svipdag who took her back to Asgard and married her. Also known as Menglod, 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, Mengloth, Odsmaer, Syr, Van(a)bride, White Goddess, German Frigga, Ostara, Saxon Eastre or Swedish Skialf.

Menia

A giantess. Daughter of Greip, some say. She and her sister Fenia were bought by Frodi as slaves to work his magic grindstone, Grotte. At times, referred to as Menia, Menge, Menge, Menja or Menja.

Midgard

Middle-earth, home of the first humans. Midgard Serpent. Occasionally known as Midgard, Mana-heim, Mana-heim, Manaheim, Manaheim, Mannheim, Mannheim, Midgaard, Midgaard, Midgardr, Midgardr, Midgarthr, Midgarthr, Mitgard, Mitgard, Mann(a)heim, Mann(a)heim, Iormungandr, Iormungandr, Iormungand, Iormungard, Jormungand, Jormungandr, Jormungard, Midgardsormen, Midgardsormr, Mitgardsormen, Mithgarthsormr, World Serpent, Jormungand(r), Mithgardsormr or World serpent.

Mimameith

A name for Yggdrasil as the Tree of Mimir. Occasionally referred to as Mimameith, Mimameid, Mimameid, Yggdrasil, Mimameithr, Mimameithr, Mimameid(er) or Mimameid(er).

Miming

read more »

Mimingus

read more »

Mimir

read more »

Mimisbrunnr

read more »

Mioduitnir

One of the dwarfs. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Mioduitnir, Mjoduitnir or Mjoduitnir.

Miolnir

read more »

Mist

One of the Valkyries. In some lore, occasionally identified as Mist.

Mistillteinn

read more »

Mjotudr-inn

read more »

Modgud

read more »

Modi

Son of Thor by Iarnsaxa. Brother of Magni. He and his brother survived Ragnarok. In some references, known as Modi, 'courage' or 'courage'.

Modir

Wife of Fadir. Mother of Jarl. She bore Jarl to Heimdall when he visited earth as Riger. Also identified as Modir, 'mother', 'mother', Amona, Atira, Maia, mumy or Uma.

Modolf

One of the men with Flosi when they. Killed the Njalssons and burnt their. House. In some lore, occasionally identified as Modolf.

Modsognir

Mime (or Mimir) as king of the dwarfs. Sometimes called Modsognir, Mime, Mime, Mimi, Mimir, Mimi(r) or Norse Regin.

Moin

A dwarf. Son of Grafvitnir. Brother of Goin. In some references, referred to as Moin, Moinn or Moinn.

Mokerkialfi

read more »

Mollsognir

The first dwarf to be made. Also referred to as Mollsognir.

Moss Maidens

Wood nymphs hunted by the Wild Hunt. Occasionally identified as Moss Maidens.

mountain giants

Enemies of the gods. Sometimes referred to as mountain giants, giants-Norse, giants-Norse or Ice-giants.

Mundilfoeri

A giant. Father of Mani and Sol. Occasionally referred to as Mundilfoeri, Mundilfare, Mundilfare, Mundilfari, Mundilfari, Mundilfore, Mundilfore, Nubdilfaeri or Nubdilfaeri.

Munin

read more »

Muspel

The Fire Giants. Sons of Surtur. In some references, known as Muspel, Muspell or Muspell.

Muspelheim

read more »

Mysinger

read more »

Na-gates

Gates leading from Niflheim to Helheim. It is said that those who pass through these gates die for the second time. In some accounts, known as Na-gates.

Naglfari

read more »

Nain

The dwarf of death or his realm. In some accounts, called Nain.

Nal

A name for Laufeia as 'pine needle', a reference to her thin body. Also called Nal, Laufeia, Laufeia or Laufey.

Nali

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes referred to as Nali.

Nanna

read more »

Nar

read more »

Narve

read more »

Nastrond

read more »

Natt

A giantess. Sometimes called Natt.

Nehallenia

A goddess of plenty, guardian of sailors. Called Nehallenia, Nehalennia or Nehalennia.

Nerthus

read more »

Nibelung

read more »

Nibelungen

read more »

Nida

The site of the heavenly hall. Reserved for dwarfs. Also referred to as Nida.

Nidavellir

The realm of the dwarfs. Also referred to as Nidavellir.

Nidhogg

A monster in the form of a dragon or serpent which gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil and fed on corpses. Called Nidhogg, Nidhoggr, Nidhoggr, Nidhug, Nidhug, Nithoggr, Nithoggr, snake, snake, Naga, Rainbow Snake, White Snake of Hangchow, Niddhoggr or Niddhoggr.

Nidud

read more »

Niflheim

read more »

Niflhel

read more »

Nine Worlds

read more »

Niord

read more »

Niorfe

read more »

Nip

Father (some say mother) of Nanna. Also commonly identified as Nip, Nef, Nef or Nip.

Nipingr

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally called Nipingr.

Nisse god-dreng

A domestic fairy. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Nisse god-dreng.

Nitger

The lord of Castle Muter. He captured Dietrich von Bern and held him in Castle Muter until Hildebrand led a force to his rescue. Also called Nitger.

nix

read more »

Njal

read more »

Noatun

The home of the wind-god Niord. Also known as Noatun.

Nordri

One of the 4 dwarfs supporting. The sky (North). Occasionally identified as Nordri, Nordre or Nordre.

Nori

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes called Nori.

Nornagesta

read more »

Norns

read more »

Norori

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally called Norori.

Norvi

A giant. Father of Nott. On occassion, known as Norvi, Nor, Nor, Norve or Norve.

Nothung

Sigmund's sword. At times, referred to as Nothung, Balmung, Balmung or Gram.

Nott

read more »

Nyi

One of the dwarfs. In some references, referred to as Nyi.

Nyr

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally identified as Nyr.

Nyradr

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes known as Nyradr.

Od-hroerir

read more »

Odainsakar

read more »

Odd

A hero. Also called Odd.

Odin

read more »

Odin's Tree

Yggdrasil: a name for the gallows. Occasionally referred to as Odin's Tree.

Odin's Wagon

The wind. In some references, identified as Odin's Wagon, Great Bear, Great Bear, Arthur's Wain, Big Dipper, Bushel, Charles' Wain, Dipper, The, Harrow, Himmel Wagon, Karl's Wagon, Mishe-Mokwa, Plough, The, Ploughing Oxen, Ursa Major, Wagoner, Wain Harrow, The (Big) Dipper, The Plough or The Wagoner.

Odsmaer

A name for Freya as the wife of Odur (Od). Also called Odsmaer, 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, Syr, Van(a)bride, White Goddess, German Frigga, Ostara, Saxon Eastre or Swedish Skialf.

Odur

read more »

Ofrir

A name of Odin as a snake. Also commonly referred to as Ofrir, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Svafnir, Svafnir, Svafnir or Svafnir.

Oinn

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally called Oinn.

Oke Hede

In the lore of the Mandan, one of the first pair of twins. Sometimes known as Oke Hede.

Okolnur

The region without frosts in which the heavenly hall, Brimer, was situated. Also referred to as Okolnur, Okolner or Okolner.

Olaf

read more »

Olave

read more »

Olof

read more »

Olrun

read more »

Omi

A name for Odin as 'the noisy one'. At times, known as Omi, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Ondurass

A name for Uller as a ski-god. Sometimes referred to as Ondurass, Uller, Uller, Bogass, Idazzlei, Oller(us), Skialdarass, Ullerus, Ull(r), Veidiass, Anglo-Saxon Vulder, Wulder, German Holder or Holler.

One-eyed

A name for Odin. In some references, referred to as One-eyed, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Ope

A demon of torture. In some references, known as Ope.

Ori

read more »

Orlog

The primordial universal law: fate. Also commonly identified as Orlog.

Ormt

A river in Asgard or, some say, Niflheim. Occasionally known as Ormt, Ormet or Ormet.

Ortrun

Daughter of Ludwig and Gerlinda. Sister of Hartmut. Second wife of Siegfried. In some accounts, identified as Ortrun.

Orvandil

read more »

Orvar-Odds Saga

The story of the travels and adventures of the hero, Odd. Also commonly identified as Orvar-Odds Saga.

Oska-stein

The stone which gave Odin his power as grantor of wishes. Sometimes identified as Oska-stein.

Oski

Odin as 'grantor of wishes'. Also called Oski, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Osci or Osci.

Othere

read more »

Ottar

read more »

Otter

read more »

Perideus

A giant. He killed the Lombard king, Alboin, at the behest of the queen, Rosamund, who had been ill-treated by her husband. In some accounts, referred to as Perideus.

Phol

A horse of Odin, in some accounts. On occassion, referred to as Phol, Vol, Vol, Phol or Volla.

Pilgrim

A bishop. Brother of Ute. Sometimes called Pilgrim.

Plegrus

A lover of Blenzibly. In the Icelandic version of the story of Tristram and Isolde, he was killed by Kalegras who became Blenzibly's lover, fathering Tristram. Sometimes identified as Plegrus.

Puki

A mischievous spirit. In some lore, occasionally known as Puki, puge, puge, puk, puki, Puke, Puke, Pukje, Pukje, English puck, English puck, pwca, Irish phooka, Irish phooka, puck, Welsh pwca, Welsh pwca, phooka or puck.

Quern-biter

The sword of Thoralf Skolinson. In some accounts, known as Quern-biter.

Radsuithr

One of the dwarfs. Also referred to as Radsuithr.

Rafnagug

A name for Odin as a raven-god. In some accounts, referred to as Rafnagug.

Ragnar Lodbrok

read more »

Ragnarok

read more »

Ragnhild

read more »

Ran

read more »

Randwer

read more »

Rannweig

Wife of Bjarni. Sometimes known as Rannweig.

Ratatosk

The squirrel living in Yggdrasil. Occasionally known as Ratatosk, Ratatoskr or Ratatoskr.

Rati

read more »

Regin

read more »

Reidartyr

A name for Thos as 'riding god'. Occasionally referred to as Reidartyr, Reidityr, Reidityr, Thor, Thor, Akethor, Hurler, Red Beard, sacred plants, Ake-Thor, Aku-Thor, Atli, Hercules Barbatus, Hlorridi, Oku-Thor, Thunderer, Vingthor, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, German Dietrich, Donar, LappHoragalles, Norman Thur, Saxon Thuna(e)r, ThunorSlav Perenu, Hafra-drottin or Valdi Kjola.

Rerir

read more »

Riger

read more »

Rigsthula

A poem in the Elder Edda, the story of Heimdall's visit to earth as Riger. Sometimes called Rigsthula, Discourse of Rig, Discourse of Rig, Lay of Rig, Lay of Rig, Rigspula, Rigspula, Rispula or Rispula.

Rinda

read more »

Ring

Son of Viking and Hunvor. When Hunvor died, Viking put Ring into the care of a foster-mother and married again. Also known as Ring, Sigurd, Sigurd, Hringr, Ring or Sigird.

Ring of Power

read more »

Ringhorn

Balder's ship on which his funeral. Pyre was built. Also commonly known as Ringhorn, Hringhorn, Hringhorn, Hringhornr, Hringhornr, Hringhorn(i) or Hringhorn(i).

robin

The bird of Odin. Occasionally called robin, Red Champion, Red Champion, Robin, Witch God, Robin, redbreast, redbreast or robin.

Rodingeiir

The name used for Rudiger in Thidrekssaga. In some accounts, called Rodingeiir.

Rogenwald

Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Aslaug. Brother of Biorn, Hvitserk, Ivar and Sigurd. He was killed when on a Viking raid with his four brothers. Occasionally known as Rogenwald.

Rognvald

A 12th C. Poet-hero. Earl of Orkney. Also commonly identified as Rognvald, Rognvaldr or Rognvaldr.

Rollo

A giant. Some say he took a band of his followers to settle in what is now Normandy. In some references, identified as Rollo, Rolf Ganger or Rolf Ganger.

Rorik

Son of Hrodgar and Wealtheow. Brother of Freawaru. On occassion, identified as Rorik.

Roskva

A servant of Thor. Daughter of Egil. Sister of Thialfi. She accompanied her brother, Thialfi, when he went with Thor and Loki to Jotunheim. Sometimes known as Roskva, Roskra or Roskra.

Rossthiof

read more »

Rosterus

A name assumed by Odin, as a craftsman, when he wooed. Rinda. Sometimes known as Rosterus, 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), 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Rota

A Valkyrie. On occassion, referred to as Rota.

Rudiger

read more »

Rumolt

read more »

rune

A magic inscription. At times, referred to as rune.

Saegir

A bucket. This is the bucket in which Hiuki and Bil were carrying song-mead when they were captured by the moon-god, Mani. In some references, called Saegir, Saegr or Saegr.

Saehrimnir

read more »

Saeming

A king of Norway. Son of Odin by Skadi. On occassion, called Saeming, Seming or Seming.

Saemund Sigfusson

A Christian priest. He is said by some to have collected the works that make up the Elder Edda. Occasionally referred to as Saemund Sigfusson, (d 1133) or (d 1133).

Saetur

A deity envisaged as an old man. In some accounts, known as Saetur.

Saga

read more »

saga

read more »

Sceaf

read more »

schamir

A magic stone said to make the holder invisible. At times, referred to as schamir.

Scharpfe

Son of Etzel by his first wife. Brother of Porte. Referred to as Scharpfe.

Schilbung

Brother of Nibelung. He quarrelled with his brother over sharing their father's estate; both were killed by Siegfried. Sometimes identified as Schilbung.

Scyld

In some accounts, the same as Sceaf; in others, his son. Sometimes identified as Scyld, Sceaf, Sceaf, Scef, Scefing, Skeaf, Skidd, Skiddr, Skiold, Skjold, Scef(ing), Skidd(r) or Stigarde.

seid

read more »

seidhkoma

Female magicians. Sometimes known as seidhkoma.

seidhmadr

Male magicians. In some lore, occasionally called seidhmadr.

Senjemand

read more »

Senta

read more »

Sessrymnir

The palace of Freya in Folkvang. It was to this palace that Freya took her share of the warriors slain in battle. Sometimes known as Sessrymnir, Sessrumnir, Sessrumnir, Sessymir or Sessymir.

Sheen

A name for the moon. Also identified as Sheen.

Siarr

One of the dwarfs. Also known as Siarr, Sjarr or Sjarr.

Sibich

read more »

Sibyl

read more »

Sidfodr

Odin as god of victories. Sometimes identified as Sidfodr, Sidfodir, Sidfodir, Sigtyr, Sigtyr, Odin or Sygtyr.

Sidhottr

A name for Odin referring to his. Broad hat. On occassion, referred to as Sidhottr, Breit Hut, Breit Hut, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Breit-hut or Breit-hut.

Siegdrifa

A name for Brunhild as bringer of victory. Also known as Siegdrifa, Brunhild, Brunhild, Brunhilda, Brunhilde, Brynhild, Brynhildr, Victory-wafter, Bruhilda, Brynhild(r), Victorywafter, Sigdrifa, Sigdrifa, Sigrdrifa or Sigrdrifa.

Sieglinde

read more »

Sif

read more »

Sifka

A usurper. In Thidrekssaga, he seized power after the death of Erminrik but was defeated by Thidrek. Sometimes identified as Sifka.

Sigar

A king of Denmark. Father of Signy. When Hagbard, Signy's lover, killed Sigar's sons, he had Hagbard executed. Also identified as Sigar.

Sigeband

A king of Denmark. Father of Hagen. In some references, identified as Sigeband.

Sigfadr

A name for Odin as 'father of victory'. Sometimes known as Sigfadr.

Siggeir

read more »

Sigi

read more »

Sigmund

read more »

Signe

A swan-maiden. Wife of Halfdan. In some references, called Signe, Sigyn, Sigyn, Signe, Signy, Siguna or Signy.

Signy

read more »

Sigrun

A Valkyrie. Daughter of Hogni, some say. She was said to be Svava re-born. She was herself re-born as the Valkyrie, Kara. On occassion, called Sigrun, Kara, Kara or Svava.

Sigtuna

read more »

Sigtyr

A name of Odin as god of victory. Sometimes referred to as Sigtyr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Sidfodr, Sidfodr or Sidfodir.

Sigurd

read more »

Sigurd Ring

read more »

Sigurd the Snake-eyed

Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Aslaug. He was fostered with the pirate, Hastings, who taught him the arts of war. Also commonly known as Sigurd the Snake-eyed.

Sigyn

read more »

Silkisif

read more »

Silvertop

A horse of the gods. In some accounts, referred to as Silvertop, Silfrintoppr or Silfrintoppr.

simul

A pole or yoke. This is the pole used by Hiuki and Bil for carrying the bucket, Saegir. Referred to as simul.

Sin

read more »

Sindri

read more »

Sindur

A giantess. She was one of the nine wave-maidens said to have simultaneously given birth to Heimdall, fathered by Odin. In some references, referred to as Sindur.

Sinfiotli

read more »

Sini

A horse of the gods. Referred to as Sini, Symir or Symir.

Sinmora

Wife of Sutur. She owned the sword which could kill the cock Gullinkambi. Occasionally called Sinmora.

Sinthgunt

Brother of Sunna. Called Sinthgunt.

Siofn

A goddess of love, attendant on Frigga. Occasionally referred to as Siofn, Sjofn, Sjofn, Sjofna, Sjofna, Sjofn(a) or Sjofn(a).

Sith

The second wife of Egil or Orvandel. Mother of Uller. In some lore, occasionally identified as Sith.

Siward

A hero-warrior. Odin healed his wounds in return for the dedication of the slain to the gods. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Siward.

Skadi

read more »

skald

A bard. The skalds were the authors of the Eddas. On occassion, identified as skald, scald or scald.

Skaldskaparmal

Part of the Younger Edda, a book. About the skalds and their poetry. In some references, referred to as Skaldskaparmal, Skaldatal or Skaldatal.

Skandar

A dwarf, one of the Lovar. Sometimes identified as Skandar.

Skarp-Hedin

read more »

Skegg-Brodi

Son of Thorstein. He grew up to become an even greater hero than his father. At times, referred to as Skegg-Brodi.

Skialdarass

A name for Uller as shield-god. Identified as Skialdarass, Skjaldarass, Skjaldarass, Uller, Uller, Bogass, Idazzlei, Oller(us), Ondurass, Ullerus, Ull(r), Veidiass, Anglo-Saxon Vulder, Wulder, German Holder or Holler.

Skialdmeyjar

Shield-maidens: Valkyries. Also called Skialdmeyjar, Skjaldmeyjar, Skjaldmeyjar or Valkyries.

Skialf

Wife of Agni. A name of Freya in Sweden. She killed her husband with her necklace. On occassion, referred to as Skialf.

Skidbladnir

read more »

Skidbrim

A horse of the gods. Occasionally known as Skidbrim, Skeidbrimnir or Skeidbrimnir.

Skidskegg

A name for Odin referring to his. Long beard. Also called Skidskegg, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Skinfaxi

A horse drawing the chariot of Dag, god of daylight. In some accounts, called Skinfaxi.

Skirflir

A dwarf, one of the Lovar. Sometimes called Skirflir.

Skirnir

read more »

Skirnis-For

A story in the Elder Edda. About the wooing of Gerda by Skirnir. At times, called Skirnis-For, Quest of Skirnir or Quest of Skirnir.

Skjolding

A deity. A descendant of Odin's son, Skjold (Sceaf). On occassion, referred to as Skjolding, Skiolding or Skiolding.

Skofnung

The magic sword of the Danish king, Hrolf Krakki. Occasionally known as Skofnung.

skogsfru

read more »

Skogul

One of the Valkyries. Also known as Skogul.

Skoll

read more »

Skrymir

read more »

Skrymsli

read more »

Skuld

read more »

Slagfinn

read more »

Sleep-joy

A name for night. On occassion, identified as Sleep-joy.

Sleetcold

The palace of Hel. Sometimes known as Sleetcold.

Sleipnir

The eight-legged horse of Odin. Offspring of Loki and Svadilfare. In some accounts, this animal had only one eye. In some lore, occasionally identified as Sleipnir.

Slid

A river in Niflheim filled with swords, one of the 12 rivers known. As Elivagar. Sometimes known as Slid, Slith or Slith.

Slidrugtanni

One of the 2 boars that drew. Frey's chariot. In some accounts, this animal is the same as Gullinbursti. In some references, called Slidrugtanni, Gullinbursti, Gullinbursti or Gollinbursti.

Snoer

A god of snow. A Frost giant. Son of Thrym. Brother of Drifta, Frosti and Jokul. Occasionally referred to as Snoer, Snaer or Snaer.

Snor

Wife of Karl. She and Kane were regarded as the founders of the class of husbandmen. On occassion, called Snor.

Snorri Sturluson

read more »

Snotra

The goddess of virtue, attendant on Frigga. Also called Snotra.

Sokvabek

read more »

Sol

read more »

Solarljod

A Christianised poem in the Elder Edda. Also called Solarljod, Song of the Sun or Song of the Sun.

Soley

read more »

Son

read more »

Sons of Bor

The gods Odin, Ve and Vili who killed Ymir and built the world. From his body. At times, identified as Sons of Bor.

Sorli

read more »

Soté

read more »

spadisir

Wise women: witches: spae-wives: a description of the Norns. Occasionally referred to as spadisir, disir, disir, Dis, dises, Giptes, Hagedises, idises, Idisi, talar-disir, vala, giptes, hagedises, (i)dises, idisi, singdis, vala, spakonur, spakonur, volur, volur, volva, volva, vol(v)a, vol(v)a or vala.

Starkader

An eight-handed warrior. He was a favourite of Odin and was given the gift of poetry. Sometimes called Starkader, Hrossharsgrani, Hrossharsgrani, Starkad, Starkad, Starkadr, Starkadr, Starkath, Starkath, Starkathr, Starkathr, Starkad(r), Starkad(r), Starkath(r) or Starkath(r).

Steingud

A woman due to be born after Ragnarok as the progenitor of a new race. Occasionally referred to as Steingud.

Stigarde

A name for Sceaf in some stories. Occasionally referred to as Stigarde, Sceaf, Sceaf, Scef, Scefing, Skeaf, Skidd, Skiddr, Skiold, Skjold, Scef(ing), Scyld or Skidd(r).

Stybjorn

read more »

Sudri

One of the 4 dwarfs supporting. The sky (south). In some accounts, known as Sudri.

sumars blot

Spring sacrifices to the gods. At times, known as sumars blot.

Summa

A sun-goddess. Sister of Nanna. Sometimes referred to as Summa.

Sunna

A sun-goddess. A name for Sol, in some accounts. Sister of Sinthgimt and Nanna. Also called Sunna.

Surtur

read more »

Suttung

read more »

Svadilfare

read more »

Svafnir

A name of Odin as a snake. In some accounts, known as Svafnir, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Ofrir, Ofrir or Ofrir.

Svalin

read more »

Svanhit

A maiden loved by both Hromond and Balder. In some lore, occasionally known as Svanhit.

Svanhvit

read more »

Svartalfheim

The home of the Black elves: the underground home of the dwarfs. Also known as Svartalfheim, Alfheim, Alfheim, Alfheimr, Elfhame, Elfheim, Liosalfheim, Nibelheim, Ljosalfaheim, Svarrtheim, Svarrtheim, Svartalfaheim, Svartalfaheim, Svartheim or Svartheim.

Svasud

A mild and lovely god. A benevolent giant. Father of Summer. In some accounts, identified as Svasud, Svathuthr, Svathuthr, Svathusr or Svathusr.

Svaul

A river of Niflheim, one of the 12. Rivers known as Elivagar. In some lore, occasionally identified as Svaul, Svalk or Svalk.

Svava

read more »

Svegdir

A man immured in a stone. A dwarf told him that he would find Odin inside a stone. He entered and was never seen again. Also referred to as Svegdir.

Sveinn

read more »

Sviagodh

A name of Frey in Sweden. Also commonly identified as Sviagodh, Frey, Frey, Freir, Freyr, Veraldargod, Fricco, Fridleef, Frikka, Ing, Ingumar-Frey, 'lord', German Fro, Lapp Verelden-Olmei, Swedish Ingvi-Frey, Lytir or Frodi.

Svipdag

read more »

Svithiod

A home of Odin and deified heroes, some say. In some lore, occasionally identified as Svithiod.

swan-maiden

A Valkyrie: a girl who can change into a swan. In some lore, occasionally called swan-maiden.

Swanhild

read more »

Sword Age

One of the 4 ages referred to in the Eddas. Also known as Sword Age.

Sword of Need

Sigmund's sword, Gram. Occasionally known as Sword of Need, Gram, Gram, Balmung, Gran, sword or Wrath.

Sylgyl

A river of Niflheim, one of the 12. Rivers known as Elivagar. At times, called Sylgyl.

Syr

A name of Freya as 'sow'. Also called Syr, 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, Van(a)bride, White Goddess, German Frigga, Ostara, Saxon Eastre or Swedish Skialf.

talar-disir

Evil spirits: a description used for the Norns. In some references, known as talar-disir, disir, disir, Dis, dises, Giptes, Hagedises, idises, Idisi, spadisir, vala, giptes, hagedises, (i)dises, idisi, singdis or vala.

Tanngniostr

One of the goats pulling Thor's chariot. Sometimes referred to as Tanngniostr, Tanngnjiostr, Tanngnjiostr, Toothcracker, Toothcracker, Toothgrinder, Toothgrinder, Tanngnjostr or Tanngnjostr.

Tanngrisnr

One of the goats pulling Thor's chariot. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Tanngrisnr, Toothgnasher or Toothgnasher.

Tarnhelm

The Helmet of Invisibility. On occassion, identified as Tarnhelm, Helmet of Invisibility, Helmet of Invisibility, Aegis, Helmet of Dread, Aegis, Oegishialm, Tarnkappe, Tarnkappe, Cap of Invisibility, Hel-kappe, Hel Keplein, Nebelkappe, Tarnhut or Nebelkappe Tarnhut.

Tarnkappe

read more »

Tarol

A giant. In some accounts, identified as Tarol.

tervils

Evil demons with the gift of prophecy. Occasionally known as tervils.

Thekkr

One of the dwarfs. At times, called Thekkr, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Thether

The name of Diether in Thidrekssaga. Occasionally identified as Thether, Diether or Diether.

Thetleif

The name of Dietlieb in Thidrekssaga. Occasionally identified as Thetleif, Dietlieb, Dietlieb or Dietliep.

Thialfi

read more »

Thiassi

read more »

Thidrandi

read more »

Thidrek

read more »

Thidrekssaga

A version of the Nibelungenlied. With added material. Occasionally known as Thidrekssaga.

Thjoldolf

Author of the Ynglingatal. At times, known as Thjoldolf.

Thok

read more »

Thor

read more »

Thora

read more »

Thoralf Skolinson

Owner of the sword Quern-biter. In some references, identified as Thoralf Skolinson.

Thorarin

Father of Thorstein. Called Thorarin.

Thorbjorg

Wife of Holmkell. Mother of Ketelrid. Occasionally known as Thorbjorg.

Thord

read more »

Thord Freysgodi

A priest of Frey. At times, known as Thord Freysgodi, Thord Freysgothi or Thord Freysgothi.

Thordis

A man who sacrificed a bull to the Light Elves to heal his wounds. Known as Thordis.

Thorer

read more »

Thorgerd

read more »

Thorgrim

read more »

Thorhall

read more »

Thorhalla

read more »

Thorhild

read more »

Thorin

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes called Thorin.

Thorir

An earl. Father of Olof. Occasionally called Thorir.

Thorkel

read more »

Thorleif

read more »

Thorn of Sleep

Odin's magic thorn which could induce sleep without aging or loss of beauty. Occasionally called Thorn of Sleep.

Thorod

read more »

Thorstein

read more »

Thorsten

read more »

Thorvald

read more »

Thorvaror

A physician. In the story of the feud between Bjarni and Thorkel, Thorvaror, who was Bjarni's doctor, also treated Thorkel when they were both wounded. Also commonly called Thorvaror.

Thrain

read more »

Thrall

read more »

Thridi

One of 3 mysterious deities visited. By Gylfi, probably a manifestation of Odin. Also identified as Thridi, Third Person, Third Person, Thride or Thride.

Thrivaldi

A nine-headed giant killed by Thor. Identified as Thrivaldi.

Thror

One of the dwarfs. Also commonly known as Thror, 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, 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, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Thrud

read more »

Thrudgelmir

A six-headed giant. Son of Ymir. Father of Bergelmir. He was the offspring of the first giant, Ymir, produced from the sweat of his feet. At times, identified as Thrudgelmir.

Thrudheim

The realm of Thor, site of his Palace Bilskirnir. Sometimes referred to as Thrudheim, Thrudvang, Thrudvang, Thrudvangar, Thrudvangar, Thrudvarg, Thrudvarg, Thruthheim, Thruthheim, Thrudvan(gar) or Thrudvan(gar).

Thrudur

One of the Valkyries. Sometimes identified as Thrudur, Thrudr, Thrudr or Odin.

Thrurrin

One of the dwarfs. In some accounts, referred to as Thrurrin.

Thrym

read more »

Thrymheim

A forest glade, home of giants to which Iduna was abducted. In some accounts, identified as Thrymheim, Thursar or Thursar.

Thulr

A river in Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers known as Elivagar. Occasionally called Thulr.

Thund

A river which runs round. The grove, Glasir, site of Valhalla. Occasionally referred to as Thund.

Thursir

A name for the giants. These beings were envisaged as very hairy and with large ears. In some lore, occasionally known as Thursir, Thurses, Thurses or jotun.

Thviti

The boulder sunk into the ground on the island of Lyngvi to which Fenris was forever bound. On occassion, called Thviti, Giall, Giall, Giol(l), Gjol(l) or Gyoli.

Thyr

Wife of Thrall. She and Thrall are regarded as the founders of the class of thralls or serfs. Called Thyr.

Toki

A famous archer. Occasionally known as Toki.

Tope

A torture-demon. At times, identified as Tope, stupa, stupa, caitya, dagaba, dagoba, pagoda, tope, tope or Pali thupa.

Torge

read more »

Trausti

read more »

Tree maidens

Elves living in the trees and woods. In some lore, occasionally identified as Tree maidens, Wood Maidens, Wood Maidens, Tree Maidens, Wood maidens or Wood maidens.

Tristran and Isodd

An Icelandic version of the story of Tristram and Isolde. At times, identified as Tristran and Isodd.

Tyr

read more »

Tyrfing

read more »

Ubbe

Son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Aslaug and brother of Ivar, some say. At times, identified as Ubbe.

Ulfrun

A giantess. Daughter of Aegir and Ran. One of the nine wave-maidens said simultaneously to have given birth to Heimdall, fathered by Odin. Occasionally called Ulfrun.

Uller

read more »

undine

read more »

Upsala

The home of Frey. On occassion, identified as Upsala, Upsal or Upsal.

Urda

read more »

Urdarbrunn

read more »

Usula

A moon-goddess. Occasionally referred to as Usula.

Ute

read more »

Utgard

read more »

Utgard-Loki

read more »

vaettir

read more »

Vafthruthnir

read more »

Vafthruthnismal

The story in the Elder Edda of Vafthruthnir's contest with Odin. In some accounts, called Vafthruthnismal, Lay of Vafthruthnir, Lay of Vafthruthnir, Vafthruthnis-Kvida, Vafthruthnis-Kvida, Tne Lay of Vafthruthnir or Tne Lay of Vafthruthnir.

Vagonhofde

A giant. Father of Hardgrep. Sometimes known as Vagonhofde.

Vak

read more »

vala

read more »

Valaskialf

One of Odin's halls in Asgard. This thatched hall was built of silver. Also identified as Valaskialf, Valaskiolf, Valaskiolf, Valaskjalf, Valaskjalf, Valaskjolf, Valaskjolf, Valhalla, Valhalla, Valhall, Valholl, Walhall, Walhalla, Walhall(a) or Hindu Amaravata.

Valdi Kyola

A name for Thor as ruler of wagons. In some references, known as Valdi Kyola.

Valfodr

Odin as the god of the slain warriors in Valhalla. Also identified as Valfodr, 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, Valkjosandi, Vax, Vech(a), Vegtam, Veratyr, Viator-indefessus, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Valhalla

read more »

Valhamr

read more »

Vali

read more »

Valkjosandi

A name for Odin as the one who chooses the warriors to go to Valhalla. Also commonly identified as Valkjosandi, 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, Vax, Vech(a), Vegtam, Veratyr, Viator-indefessus, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Valkyries

read more »

Valldemar

The name of Waldemar in Thidrekssaga. Also called Valldemar.

Valtam

Father of Vegtam. Also identified as Valtam.

Valtari

The name for Walter von Wasgenstein in Thidrekssaga. In some references, identified as Valtari, Vaskasteini, Vaskasteini or Walther von Wasgenstein.

Vanaheim

The home of the Vanir under the earth. Or, some say, in the air and sea. Occasionally identified as Vanaheim, Vannheim or Vannheim.

Vanir

read more »

Vapnfirdinga Saga

The story of the feud between the families of Helgi and Geitir. At times, referred to as Vapnfirdinga Saga.

Vara

read more »

Varns

Wolves. Offspring of Fenris and Gollweig. Their names are Hati and Skoll and, in some accounts, Managarm. On occassion, called Varns.

Vasolt

A storm-demon. Also referred to as Vasolt.

Vasud

A god of icy winds. Father of Vindsual. Occasionally identified as Vasud.

Vatnsdoela Saga

The story of Thorstein and his. Descendants. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Vatnsdoela Saga.

Ve

Son of Bor and Bestla. He helped his brothers Odin and Vili kill the Frost Giant, Ymir, from whose body they built the world. Identified as Ve, We, We, Hoenir, Hoenir, Hoener, Hoeni, Honir, Vili or Ho(e)ner.

Vedfolnir

read more »

Vegtam

Son of Valtam. A name used by Odin when he went to Niflheim to consult Volva. About the future of his son. Balder. Occasionally called Vegtam, 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), Veratyr, Viator-indefessus, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud, Porun, Wegtam or Wegtam.

Vegtamskvida

The story of Balder's dream of death and the subsequent events. Sometimes known as Vegtamskvida, Balder's Dream, Balder's Dream, Baldrs Drauma, Baldrs Drauma, Lay of Vegtam, Lay of Vegtam, Baldr's Drauma or Baldr's Drauma.

Veidiass

A name for Uller as god of the hunt. Also commonly called Veidiass, Uller, Uller, Bogass, Idazzlei, Oller(us), Ondurass, Skialdarass, Ullerus, Ull(r), Anglo-Saxon Vulder, Wulder, German Holder or Holler.

Veleda

One of the Vala, a prophetess in Roman times, who foretold the death of the general, Drusus. Sometimes called Veleda.

Veraldar-nagli

The Pole Star. Also known as Veraldar-nagli.

Veratyr

A name of Odin as 'lord of all men'. Also commonly called Veratyr, 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, Viator-indefessus, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Verdandi

One of the 3 Norns - the present, being daughter of Mimir, some say. She is depicted as youthful and active. In some lore, occasionally called Verdandi, Verthandi or Verthandi.

Viator-indefessus

A name for Odin as unwearied. Traveller. Also identified as Viator-indefessus, 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, Vidforull, Wanderer, Wayfarer, Wild Huntsman, Yggdrasil, Ygg(r), German Grim, Votan, Wodan, W(u)otan, Saxon Irmin, Woden, Rafnagud or Porun.

Vidar

read more »

Vidga

The name for Wittich in Thidrekssaga. Also commonly identified as Vidga.

Vidgorull

A name for Odin as one who travels far. Occasionally identified as Vidgorull.

Vidolf

A giant living in the woods. An ancestor of witches and wizards. In some lore, occasionally called Vidolf, Vidolfus, Vidolfus, Vilmeth, Vilmeth, Vitholf, Vitholf, Vitolfus or Vitolfus.

Viga-Glums Saga

The story of Glum, his dispute with Thorkel and his dreams. Also referred to as Viga-Glums Saga.

Viglund

read more »

Viglundar Saga

The story of Viglund and his family. Sometimes identified as Viglundar Saga.

Vigrid

A plain, the site of the final battle. (Ragnarok) when the gods are defeated. Called Vigrid, Vigridr, Vigridr, Vigrithr or Vigrithr.

Vikarr

read more »

Viking

read more »

Vilcinus

Husband of Watchilt. Father of Badi. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Vilcinus.

Vili

Son of Bor and Bestla. He helped his brothers Odin and Ve kill the Frost Giant, Ymir, from whose body they built the world. Also called Vili, Wili, Wili, Hoenir, Hoenir, Hoener, Hoeni, Honir, Ve or Ho(e)ner.

Vilmeth

An ancestor of witches and wizards. Sometimes known as Vilmeth, Vidolf, Vidolf, Vidolfus, Vitholf or Vitolfus.

Vilmund

read more »

Vilmundar Saga

The story of Vilmund and Soley. Known as Vilmundar Saga.

Vimur

In some accounts, one of the 12 rivers known as Elivagar. In some references, called Vimur.

Vindalfr

One of the dwarfs. Also referred to as Vindalfr.

Vindsual

An early god. Son of Vasud. Called Vindsual, Vindsval or Vindsval.

Vingnir

Husband of Hlora. Foster-father of Thor. Occasionally identified as Vingnir, Vignir or Vignir.

Vingolf

A palace, the home of the goddesses in Asgard. In some accounts, known as Vingolf.

Vingskornir

The home of Brunhild. On occassion, referred to as Vingskornir.

Vingthor

A name taken by Thor in honour of his foster-father, Vingnir. Sometimes called Vingthor, Thor, Thor, Akethor, Hurler, Red Beard, sacred plants, Ake-Thor, Aku-Thor, Atli, Hercules Barbatus, Hlorridi, Oku-Thor, Thunderer, Anglo-Saxon Thunor, German Dietrich, Donar, LappHoragalles, Norman Thur, Saxon Thuna(e)r, ThunorSlav Perenu, Hafra-drottin, Reidartyr or Valdi Kjola.

Viofn

A goddess, attendant on Frigga. Her function was to maintain peace among mankind. In some lore, occasionally called Viofn, Vjofn, Vjofn, Vjofr or Vjofr.

Virgir

A dwarf, one of the Lovar. Occasionally referred to as Virgir, Veigur or Veigur.

Virvir

One of the dwarfs. Occasionally referred to as Virvir.

Visivald

A king. Father of Gullbra, Hjarandi and Soley. Known as Visivald.

Vith

A river in Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers known as Elivagar. Sometimes identified as Vith.

Vithi

The realm of Vidar. Occasionally known as Vithi.

Vithur

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes identified as Vithur.

vitkar

Male wizards. Also commonly called vitkar, seidberendr or seidberendr.

Vol

A fertility god. Consort of Volla. At times, referred to as Vol, Phol, Phol, Volla, Volla or Fulla.

Voli

read more »

Volker

A wind-deity. In some references, identified as Volker.

Volla

A goddess. Sister of Fruwa. Consort of Vol. In some accounts she is Fulla. Others say Vol is her alternative name. Also commonly identified as Volla, Fulla, Fulla, Vola, Vol(a), Danish Habonde, German Abundia, Roman Abundantia, Vol, Vol, Phol or Phol.

Volsung

read more »

Volsungasaga

The 13th C. Epic story of the Volsung. Family from which the Nibelungenlied and other. Stories are derived. Also identified as Volsungasaga, Volsung Cycle or Volsung Cycle.

Volund

read more »

Volundarhaus

A labyrinth. Volund was forced to build this maze when he was held captive by Nidud. In some accounts, identified as Volundarhaus.

Volundarkvida

A poem in the Elder Edda, the tale of Volund and his exploits. Sometimes known as Volundarkvida, Lay of Volund or Lay of Volund.

Voluspa

read more »

Volva

read more »

Von

read more »

Vor

A goddess of wisdom, attendant on Frigga. She knew everything that was to happen. In some versions she is the same as Vara. In some lore, occasionally identified as Vor.

Waelcyrge

A name for the Furies. In some references, identified as Waelcyrge.

Wanderer

A name used by Odin on some of his visits to Midgard. Also commonly called Wanderer, Gangrad, Gangrad, Gagurath, Gangrath, Odin, Gagnrath, Vak or Wayfarer.

Watchilt

read more »

Wave-maidens

read more »

Wayfarer

A name used by Odin on some of his visits to Midgard. In this role, Odin claimed to be the son of Longbeard. Also identified as Wayfarer, Gangrad, Gangrad, Gagurath, Gangrath, Odin, Wanderer, Gagnrath or Vak.

Weisse Frauen

Spirits of women. It is said that these spirits bathe at midday and try to induce mortals to help them. Sometimes referred to as Weisse Frauen.

Weldegg

King of East Saxony. Son of Odin. Also commonly identified as Weldegg.

Weohstan

Father of Wiglaf. Also identified as Weohstan.

Westri

One of the 4 dwarfs supporting. The sky (west). Occasionally known as Westri, Vestri or Vestri.

Whirling-wheel

A name for the moon. In some references, identified as Whirling-wheel.

Whistle-gust

A name for the wind. Known as Whistle-gust.

Whooper

A name for the wind. Identified as Whooper.

Wicram

A giant. He helped Nitger to capture and imprison Dietrich von Bern. Also commonly called Wicram.

wiggle-wiffit

A fabulous animal. In some accounts, called wiggle-wiffit.

Wind Age

One of the 4 ages referred to in the Eddas. Also known as Wind Age.

Wolf Age

One of the 4 ages referred to in the Eddas. Sometimes known as Wolf Age.

Wolkenthrut

One of the Valkyries. Also called Wolkenthrut.

Wrath

A name for Sigmund's sword, Gram. Sometimes referred to as Wrath, Gram, Gram, Balmung, Gran, sword or Sword of Need.

wren

read more »

Wudes Heer

A storm-god. In some accounts he is the leader of the Wild Hunt. Also known as Wudes Heer, Wode, Wode, Frau Gode, Wude, Wude, Wuentunde Her, Wuentunde Her, Wut, Wut, Wute or Wute.

Wunderer

read more »

Wyrd

read more »

Ydalir

The valley of yews in Asgard, home of Uller. Occasionally called Ydalir.

Ygg

A name for Odin as god of the tree Yggdrasil. Sometimes identified as Ygg, Yggr, Yggr, Uggerus, Uggerus or Odin.

Yggdrasil

read more »

Yingi

One of the dwarfs. Sometimes known as Yingi.

Ylgr

A river in Niflheim, one of the 12 rivers. Known as Elivagar. In some accounts, known as Ylgr.

Ymir

read more »

Ynglingasaga

A story by Snorri Sturluson about the children of Yngvi who became kings of Norway. Occasionally called Ynglingasaga.

Ynglingatal

A poem by Thjodolf about the children of Yngvi who became kings of Norway. Also called Ynglingatal.

Yngvarr

read more »

Yngvarssaga Vidforla

The story of Yngvarr's travels and adventures. Also commonly referred to as Yngvarssaga Vidforla.

Yngvi

A dwarf, one of the Lovar. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Yngvi, Ingun, Ingun, Yngvi or Norse.

Younger Edda

read more »

Yule

A festival in honour of the Aesir, January 14th. Called Yule.
Norse Mythology