Norse mythology dictionary

Norse mythology dictionary Gudrun asked Gunnar

This reference of Norse Mythology gives brief descriptions of the numerous figures active in the tales and legends of Norse mythology.

  • Aesir: Chief gods of Asgard.
  • Andvari: Dwarf conned of gold and magic ring by Loki.
  • Angerbotha (Angrbotha): Giantess mother by Loki of Fenrir, Hel, and Midgard serpent.
  • Asgard (Asgarth): Abode of gods.
  • Ask (Aske, Askr): First man produced by Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
  • Asynjur: Goddesses of Asgard.
  • Atli: Second husband of Gudrun asked Gunnar and Hogni to his court, where these were slain slain by Gudrun.
  • Audhumia (Audhumbla): Cow that nourished Ymir produced Buri by licking ice high cliff.
  • Balder (Baldr, Baldur): God of sunshine, spring, peace, pleasure boy of Odin slain by Hoth at instigation of Loki.
  • Bifrost: Rainbow bridge connecting Midgard and Asgard.
  • Bragi (Brage): God of poetry husband of Ithunn.
  • Branstock: Great oak in hall of Volsungs in it, Odin thrust Gram, which only Sigmund could draw forth.
  • Brynhild: Valkyrie wakened from magic sleep by Sigurd married Gunnar instigated dying of Sigurd wiped out herself and it was burned on pyre beside Sigurd.
  • Bur (Bor): Boy of Buri father of Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
  • Buri (Bori): Progenitor of gods father of Bur produced by Audhumla.
  • Embla: First lady produced by Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
  • Fafnir: Boy of Rodmar, whom he slew for gold in Otter's skin healthy of dragon, guarded gold slain by Sigurd.
  • Fenrir: Wolf offspring of Loki swallows Odin at Ragnarok and it is slain by Vitharr.
  • Forseti: Boy of Balder.
  • Frey (Freyr): God of love and fertility and crops boy of Njorth initially certainly one of Vanir.
  • Freya (Freyja): Goddess of affection and sweetness sister of Frey initially certainly one of Vanir.
  • Frigg (Frigga): Goddess of sky wife of Odin.
  • Garm: Watchdog of Hel slays, and it is slain by, Tyr at Ragnarok.
  • Gimle: Home of fortunate after Ragnarok.
  • Giuki: King of Nibelungs father of Gunnar, Hogni, Guttorm, and Gudrun.
  • Glathsehim (Gladsheim): Hall of gods in Asgard.
  • Gram (meaning “Angry”): Sigmund's sword rewelded by Regin utilized by Sigurd to slay Fafnir.
  • Greyfell: Sigmund's horse descended from Sleipnir.
  • Grimhild: Mother of Gudrun administered magic concoction to Sigurd which made him forget Brynhild.
  • Gudrun: Daughter of Giuki wife of Sigurd later wife of Atli and Jonakr.
  • Gunnar: Boy of Giuki in the semblance Sigurd won Brynhild for him slain at hall of Atli.
  • Guttorm: Boy of Giuki slew Sigurd at Brynhild's request.
  • Heimdall (Heimdallr): Protector of Asgard.
  • Hel: Goddess of dead and queen of underworld daughter of Loki.
  • Hiordis: Wife of Sigmund mother of Sigurd.
  • Hoenir: Certainly one of creators of Ask and Embla boy of Bur.
  • Hogni: Boy of Giuki slain at hall of Atli.
  • Hoth (Hoder, Hodur): Blind god of night and darkness slayer of Balder at instigation of Loki.
  • Ithunn (Ithun, Iduna): Keeper of golden apples of youth wife of Bragi.
  • Jonakr: Third husband of Gudrun.
  • Jormunrek: Slayer of Swanhild slain by sons of Gudrun.
  • Jotunnheim (Jotunheim): Abode of giants.
  • Lif and Lifthrasir: First man and lady after Ragnarok.
  • Loki: God of evil and mischief instigator of Balder's dying.
  • Lothur (Lodur): Certainly one of creators of Ask and Embla.
  • Midgard (Midgarth): Abode of mankind our planet.
  • Midgard Serpent: Ocean monster offspring of Loki slays, and it is slain by, Thor at Ragnarok.
  • Mimir: Giant protector of well in Jotunnheim at cause of Yggdrasill knower of past and future.
  • Mjollnir: Magic hammer of Thor.
  • Nagifar: Ship for use by giants in attacking Asgard at Ragnarok constructed from nails of dead men.
  • Nanna: Wife of Balder.
  • Nibelungs: Dwellers in northern kingdom ruled by Giuki.
  • Niflheim (Nifelheim): Outer region of cold and darkness abode of Hel.
  • Njorth: Father of Frey and Freya initially certainly one of Vanir.
  • Norns: Demigoddesses of fate: Urth (Urdur) (past), Verthandi (Verdandi) (present), Skuld (future).
  • Odin (Othin): Mind of Aesir creator of world with Vili and Ve equal to Woden (Wodan, Wotan) in Teutonic mythology.
  • Otter: Boy of Rodmar slain by Loki his skin full of gold hoard of Andvari to appease Rodmar.
  • Ragnarok: Final destruction of present world in fight between gods and giants some minor gods can survive, and Lif and Lifthrasir will repeople world.
  • Regin: Blacksmith boy of Rodmar promote-father of Sigurd.
  • Rerir: King of Huns boy of Sigi.
  • Rodmar: Father of Regin, Otter, and Fafnir required Otter's skin contain gold slain by Fafnir, who stole gold.
  • Sif: Wife of Thor.
  • Siggeir: King of Goths husband of Signy he and the sons slew Volsung and the sons, except Sigmund slain by Sigmund and Sinflotli.
  • Sigi: King of Huns boy of Odin.
  • Sigmund: Boy of Volsung brother of Signy, who bore him Sinflotli husband of Hiordis, who bore him Sigurd.
  • Signy: Daughter of Volsung sister of Sigmund wife of Siggeir mother by Sigmund of Sinflotli.
  • Sigurd: Boy of Sigmund and Hiordis wakened Brynhild from magic sleep married Gudrun slain by Guttorm at instigation of Brynhild.
  • Sigyn: Wife of Loki.
  • Sinflotli: Boy of Sigmund and Signy.
  • Skuld: One of many Norns.
  • Sleipnir (Sleipner): Eight-legged horse of Odin.
  • Surt (Surtr): Fire demon slays Frey at Ragnarok.
  • Svartalfaheim: Abode of dwarfs.
  • Swanhild: Daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun slain by Jormunrek.
  • Thor: God of thunder earliest boy of Odin equal to Germanic deity Donar.
  • Tyr: God of war boy of Odin equal to Tiu in Teutonic mythology.
  • Ull (Ullr): Boy of Sif stepson of Thor.
  • Urth: One of many Norns.
  • Valhalla (Valhall): Great hall in Asgard where Odin received souls of heroes wiped out in fight.
  • Vali: Odin's boy: Ragnarok survivor.
  • Valkyries: Virgins, messengers of Odin, who selected heroes to die in fight and required these to Valhalla generally regarded as nine in number.
  • Vanir: Early race of gods three survivors, Njorth, Frey, and Freya, are connected with Aesir.
  • Ve: Brother of Odin certainly one of creators of world.
  • Verthandi: One of many Norns.
  • Vili: Brother of Odin certainly one of creators of world.
  • Vingolf: Abode of goddesses in Asgard.
  • Vitharr (Vithar): Boy of Odin survivor of Ragnarok.
  • Volsung: Descendant of Odin, and father of Signy, Sigmund his descendants were known as Volsungs.
  • Yggdrasill: Giant ash tree springing from body of Ymir and supporting world its roots extended to Asgard, Jotunnheim, and Niffheim.
  • Ymir (Ymer): Primeval frost giant wiped out by Odin, Vili, and Ve world produced from his body also, from his body sprang Yggdrasill.


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