Folklore

Some stuff about the Vikings

This page is based on a notebook found during a clear out of the Anorak's office.  Clearly it was gathered for a purpose and stored carefully but never consulted again.  So here it is, revived and refreshed. 
Gods  Giants  Other stuff

Some gods and goddesses
Eira
Goddess of medicine
Frey
One of the Vanir. Fertility god
Freya
Goddess of sex, war and death. One of the Vanir
Frigga
Wife of Odin
Heimdall
Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, Bifrost
Hler, Aegir
God of the sea. Loki's brother. Son of the giant Ymir

Hlin
Goddess attendant of Frigga. Goddess of consolation. Kisses away mourners' tears.
Idun
Goddess of Spring
Lofn
Attendant of Frigga. Eases the path of true love.
Loki
"The wizard of lies"
Norns
Three goddesses of destiny. Skuld (being) Urd (fate) and Verdani (necessity). Weavers who spun the webs of life. Urd was old. Verdani was young and lovely but well-built. Skuld was quick to anger.
Wyrd
Mother of the Norns
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Giants
Gerda
Beautiful frost giantess associated with the aurora
Narvi
The mother of night
Wade
Father of Wayland
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Other stuff
Asegir
The 12 wise men who decided to unify the Vikings
Balmung
Sigmund's sword. Fashioned by Wayland
Branstock
Oak tree in Volsung's hall
Broken
Where witches dance to Freya on Walpurgis night
Ellida
Magical dragon ship owned by Aegir
Fafnir
A dragon
Freki
One of Odin's wolves
Geri
One of Odin's wolves
Hrimfaxi
Nott's horse
Hugin & Munin
Odin's ravens
Taungrisnir
"Tooth gnasher"  Thor's goat
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