Norse mythology


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Noun1.Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of ChristianityNorse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Asgard - (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes
Valhalla, Walhalla - (Norse mythology) the hall in which the souls of heros slain in battle were received by Odin
Midgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Fafnir - (Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd
Sigurd - (Norse mythology) mythical Norse warrior hero who gains an accursed hoard of gold and was killed by Brynhild; Siegfried is the German counterpart
Aesir - (Norse mythology) the chief race of gods living at Asgard
Andvari - (Norse mythology) a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki
Vanir - (Norse mythology) race of ancient gods sometimes in conflict with the Aesir
Balder, Baldr - (Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth
Brage, Bragi - (Norse mythology) god of poetry and music; son of Odin
Elli - (Norse mythology) goddess of old age who defeated Thor in a wrestling match
Forseti - (Norse mythology) god of justice; son of Balder and Nanna
Frey, Freyr - (Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir
Freya, Freyja - (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey
Frigg, Frigga - (Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin
Heimdal, Heimdall, Heimdallr - (Norse mythology) god of dawn and light; guardian of Asgard
Hel, Hela - (Norse mythology) goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld
Hoenir - (Norse mythology) one of the Aesir having a strong and beautiful body but a dull mind
Hoder, Hodr, Hodur, Hoth, Hothr - (Norse mythology) a blind god; misled by Loki, he kills his brother Balder by throwing a shaft of mistletoe
Idun, Ithunn - (Norse mythology) goddess of spring and wife of Bragi; guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young
Jotun, Jotunn - (Norse mythology) one of a race of giants often in conflict with the Aesir
Loki - (Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor
Mimir - (Norse mythology) giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom
Nanna - (Norse mythology) wife of Balder
Njord, Njorth - (Norse mythology) chief of the Vanir; god of the sea and winds and prosperity; father of Frey and Freya; sometimes subsumes Teutonic Nerthus
Norn, weird sister - (Norse mythology) any of the three goddesses of destiny; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wyrd; similar to Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae
Odin - (Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan
Sif - (Norse mythology) wife of Thor and guardian of the home
Sigyn - (Norse mythology) wife of Loki; held a cup over him during his punishment to spare him the pain of drops of poison
Thor - (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar
Tyr, Tyrr - (Norse mythology) god of war and strife and son of Odin; identified with Anglo-Saxon Tiu
Ull, Ullr - (Norse mythology) one of the Aesir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis; son of Sif and stepson of Thor
Vali - (Norse mythology) one of the Aesir and avenger of Balder; son of Odin
Vidar, Vithar, Vitharr - (Norse mythology) one of the Aesir; son of Odin; avenges his parent by slaying Fenrir at Ragnarok
Fenrir - (Norse mythology) an enormous wolf that was fathered by Loki and that killed Odin
Volund - (Norse mythology) a wonderful smith; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wayland and Teutonic Wieland
Ygdrasil, Yggdrasil - (Norse mythology) a huge ash tree whose roots and branches hold the earth and Heaven and Hell together
Ymir - (Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones; the sky from his skull
Brunhild, Brunnhilde, Brynhild - a Valkyrie or a queen in the Nibelungenlied who loved the hero Siegfried; when he deceived her she had him killed and then committed suicide
Valkyrie - (Norse mythology) one of the maidens of Odin who chose heroes to be slain in battle and conducted them to Valhalla
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