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Herja
29.11.2019
Herja
In Norse mythology, Herja (Old Norse) is a valkyrie attested in the longer of the two Nafnaþulur lists found in the Prose Edda. Rudolf Simek says the name is etymologically related to the Old...
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Vornir
30.10.2019
Vornir
Vörnir is a giant from Norse mythology. He is only extant in Nafnaþulur in the Prose Edda. The name has been connected to the PIE root *ver- (from *verunyos?), meaning "to cover". Cognates in...
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Vidblindi
29.10.2019
Vidblindi
Víðblindi or Viðblindi ("Very blind") is a giant in Norse mythology. The skald Hallar-Steinn uses the kenning "Viðblindi's boar" (Viðblinda göltr) for whale in a stanza quoted...
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Vali (son of Loki)
29.10.2019
Vali (son of Loki)
In some versions of Norse mythology, Váli was one of the unlucky sons of Loki. He is mentioned in the Gylfaginning section of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, chapter 50. After the death of Baldr, the Æsir chase down...
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Vafthrudnir
29.10.2019
Vafthrudnir
Vafþrúðnir (Old Norse "mighty weaver") is a wise jötunn in Norse mythology. His name comes from Vaf, which means weave or entangle, and thrudnir, which means strong or mighty. Some interpret it to mean “mighty in...
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Utgarda-Loki
28.10.2019
Utgarda-Loki
In Norse mythology, Útgarða-Loki (Anglicized as Utgarda-Loki and Utgard-Loki) was the ruler of the castle Útgarðr in Jötunheimr. He was one of the Jötnar and his name means literally "Loki of...
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Thrymr
28.10.2019
Thrymr
In Norse mythology, Þrymr (Thrymr, Thrym; "uproar") was king of the jǫtnar. In one legend, he stole Mjǫlnir, Thor's hammer, to extort the gods into giving him Freyja as his wife. His kingdom was...
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Thrudgelmir
28.10.2019
Thrudgelmir
In Norse mythology, Þrúðgelmir ( Old Norse pronunciation:  [ˈθruːð.ɟɛlmɪr]; Old Norse "Strength Yeller") is a frost giant, the son of the primordial giant Aurgelmir (who Snorri...
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Thrivaldi
27.10.2019
Thrivaldi
In Norse mythology, Þrívaldi (anglicized as Thrívaldi or Thrivaldi), whose name means "thrice mighty", is a giant killed by Thor. This fact is mentioned by Snorri Sturluson in...
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Thokk
27.10.2019
Thokk
Þökk (also Thökk) (Old Norse "Thanks") is a Jötunn in Norse mythology, presumed to be Loki in disguise, who refuses to weep for the slain Baldr, thus forcing him (Baldr) to stay in Hel. Prose Edda After...
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