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Norse Mythology Essay

862 words - 4 pages

The Norse Gods and Immortals

Aegir
God of the sea. Married to Ran and lives under the waves near the island of Hlesey.
Aesir
A group of warrior gods led by Odin who inhabit Asgard.
Balder
Son of Odin and Frigg. Known as a gentle and wise god. Killed accidentally by his brother Hod. Will return after Ragnarok.
Bolverk
The alias Odin adopted when disguised as a giant to win the mead of poetry.
Bor
Son of Buri and father of Odin, Vili and Ve.
Bragi
God of poetry and eloquence. Son of Odin and husband of Idun.
Buri
Ancestor of the gods. Created by the cow Audmula licking him from ice.
Day
Son of Night and Delling. Said to ride around the earth on ...view middle of the document...

Hod
Son of Odin. A blind god who accidentally killed his brother Balder. he will return after Ragnarok.
Honir
A long-legged, indecisive god. Sent to the Vanir to seal the truce between them and the Aesir. He will survive Ragnarok.
Idun
Guardian of the golden apples of youth and wife of Bragi.
Lofn
Goddess of ilicit unions.
Loki
The sly, trickster god. Son of two giants. Also known as the Sly One, the Trickster, the Shape Changer and the Sky Traveller. Becomes increasingly more evil. He is responsible for the death of Balder. Bound until Ragnarok.
Magni
Son of Thor and the giantess Jarnsaxa. Will inherit Thor's hammer Mjollnir with his brother Modi after Ragnarok.
Mimir
Wise Aesir god. Sent to the Vanir to seal the truce between the two groups of gods. Killed by the Vanir, his head is kept by Odin.
Modgud
Maiden guardian of the bridge over the river Gjoll in Jotenheim.
Modi
Son of Thor and the giantess Jarnsaxa. Will inherit Thor's hammer Mjollnir with his brother Magni after Ragnarok.
Moon
Son of Mundilfari. Guides the moon on it's course.
Nanna
Wife of Balder and daughter of Nep.
Narvi
Also known as Nari. Son of Loki and Sigyn who was killed by his brother Vali.
Night
Daughter of Narvi and mother of Day. Rides around the earth on her horse Hrimfaxi.
Njord
A Vanir god associated with wind and sea. Husband of Skadi and father of Freyja and Freyr.
Norns
Urd "fate", Skuld "being" and Verandi "necessity". Three goddesses of destiny.
Od
Missing husband of...

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