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Skoll
05.01.2020
Skoll
Skoll (pronounced roughly “SKOHL”; Old Norse Sköll, “One Who Mocks”) and Hati (pronounced “HAHT-ee”; Old Norse Hati, “One Who Hates”) are two wolves who are only mentioned in passing references that have to do with...
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Hofvarpnir
03.01.2020
Hofvarpnir
In Norse mythology, Gná is a goddess who runs errands in other worlds for the goddess Frigg and rides the flying, sea-treading horse Hófvarpnir (Old Norse "he who throws...
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Grani
02.01.2020
Grani
In Norse mythology, Grani is a horse owned by the hero Sigurd. He is the horse that Sigurd receives through advice from the Norse god (Odin). Grani is a descendant of Odin's own steed, Sleipnir. Attestations In chapter 13...
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Arvakr and Alsvidr
02.01.2020
Arvakr and Alsvidr
In Norse mythology, Árvakr (Old Norse "early awake") and Alsviðr (Old Norse "very quick") are the horses which pull the sun, or Sól's chariot, across the sky each day. It is said that the gods...
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Hati Hrodvitnisson
02.01.2020
Hati Hrodvitnisson
In Norse mythology, Hati Hróðvitnisson (first name meaning "He Who Hates", or "Enemy") is a warg; a wolf that, according to Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, chases Máni, the moon, across the night sky, just as...
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Kraken
14.12.2019
Kraken
The kraken (/ˈkrɑːkən/) is a legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of giant size in Scandinavian folklore. According to the Norse sagas, the kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes...
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Hafgufa
13.12.2019
Hafgufa
Hafgufa (Icelandic, haf "sea" + gufa "steam") is the name of a massive sea monster reported in the Örvar-Odds saga to have existed in the Greenland Sea which was said to disguise itself as an island or...
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Lyngbakr
13.12.2019
Lyngbakr
Lyngbakr (Icelandic, lyngi "heather" + bak "back") is the name of a massive whale-like sea monster reported in the Örvar-Odds saga to have existed in the Greenland Sea. According to the saga, Lyngbakr...
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Eikthyrnir
04.12.2019
Eikthyrnir
Eikþyrnir (Old Norse "oak-thorny"), or Eikthyrnir, is a stag which stands upon Valhalla in Norse mythology. The following is related in the Gylfaginning section of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda after the...
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Heidrun
03.12.2019
Heidrun
Heiðrún or Heidrun is a goat in Norse mythology, which consumes the foliage of the tree Læraðr and produces mead for the einherjar. She is described in the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda. Prose...
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