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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While unreservedly and strongly recommended for both community and academic library Metaphysical Studies collections in general, and Viking Mythology supplemental studies lists in particular, it should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.99).
"This new adventure pack introduces a new battleboard, The Dark Forest - a dark and mysterious place steeped in Viking mythology. We've also added a merchant store for players to trade their in-game looted items and have added new weapons and armor as well".
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How apt that on a remote land steeped in Viking mythology, O'Neill should scavenge three points of immense importance in qualifying Group F.
The prediction had been based upon interpretation of several of the myths and legends surrounding Ragnarok, the event in Viking mythology which would see the traditional gods fall, and a new world arising for humanity.
"Ragnarok is the ultimate landmark in Viking mythology, when the gods fall and die, so this really is an event that should not be underestimated," the festival's director said.( ANI )
History and geography blends with the main discussion of six Viking art styles, considering how the metalwork, carvings, and jewelry-making evolved in relation to Viking mythology and achievement.
Danielle Daglan director of the festival, said: "Ragnarok is the ultimate landmark in Viking mythology, when the gods fall and die, so this really is an event that should not be underestimated.