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Varg Vikernes "Guide To The Norse Gods And Their Names"

Guide To The Norse Gods And Their Names

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This booklet consists of the etymological, exoteric and esoteric meanings of the most common names and words in Nordic/Germanic mythology.

The booklet is designed utilizing tables for easy reference of English, (modern)-Norwegian, old-Norse/Germanic and pre-Nordic names.

In addition to this, it includes an elucidation on the underlying esoteric significance of the pre-Nordic saga of the creation of man and "The Structure Of Man"; more than enough can replace Maslow's theories and other commonly established concepts of modern psychology. This booklet certainly offers many surprising and penetrating insights even for the more advanced readers.

Foreword

Originally this booklet was a result of correspondence between the VHF and the NHF. Since the list herein might be interesting to others as well the VHF took the initiative and made a booklet out of this information.

This booklet contains most of the names in Norse-Germanic mythology and their English translation (and the Norwegian version of the names and some old Germanic versions as well). To understand the meaning of the myths we often have to know what the different names mean. When we know what the names mean it suddenly becomes clear to us that the myths are far deeper and more meaningful than they first appear to be.

The translations of the names have been made with the help of different dictionaries, both Norse dictionaries and etymological dictionaries. There are additional meanings to the names as well, but only the most important meaning (in the mythological context) of each name has been included in this booklet.

I hope this list of names will prove useful to anybody who chose to venture deeper into our Norse-Germanic mythology, and thus our soil and spirit.

Varg Vikernes
Nîþarôusu, Þulá
Medio Sólmánaðr MM a.y.p.s.

ALPHABETIC LIST

 
Norse NameNordic/ Germanic NameNorwegian NameEnglish TranslationDescriptionOther Meaning
Afi AveGrandfatherThe father of Karl 
Ái ÅiGreat grandfatherThe father of Trell 
Alfr AlvElfElf means river and eternal. The elves are originally river spirits, dark elves are the humidity in the soil 
Algrøn AllgrønnAll green/Always greenA mythical islandAtlantis
Álr AlvTo nourishFamily father, son of LofarrArose from the deep to become Elves
Alsviðr AlsvidAllknowingThe Horse who is pulling the Sun 
Alvíss AlvisAll-knowing (Elvis)Name of Dwarf 
Amma AmmaGrandmotherThe mother of Karl 
Andhrímnir AndrimneThe tests of the spiritThe cock in ValhöllThe warrior gets his strength through strife
Andlángr ÅndlangLong SpiritThe second heaven 
Andvari AndvareCareful SpiritFish 
Ánnar ÅnarThe SecondThe second husband of Nátt 
Árvákr ÅrvåkAwareThe Horse who is pulling the Moon 
Ásaheim/ Ásgarðr Ásaheim/ÅsgardThe Home of the ÆsirThe higher worldsOur Solar System
Askr AskAsh (tree)The first man 
Áss (pl. Æsir)Ans/AnsuRÅs (pl. Æser)Mouth, divine utterance, blow, spirit, rivermouthConnected to the sound of water (running rivers, waterfalls, etc.) 
Auðhumbla AuðhumblaUnused Soil (Auð-), empty darkness (Auð and bla) twilight and sea (-hum-)The First CowThe darkness ruling before life is created
Aurboða AurbodaDizzy Announcement Mother Earth as a doctor
Aurgelmir AurgelmeDraught of Mud/Soil(Other name for Ymir) 
AustrAustrônAustEast(ern)The Goddess of the summerFemale equivalence to Baldr
BaldrBeldegiRBalderThe end of life/the dayGod of Light and GoodnessThe meaning of life
Baugi BaugeRing/Ticket you pay for killing someoneA giantSuttungr's brother
Bergelmir BergelmeDraught of SeedSon of ÞrúdgelmirThe Seed of nature, surviving the Ragnarok floating on the sea, or in the air - held up by the wind
Bestla BestlaThe Best BloodA Giant's DaughterThe best genetic material needed to give life to humanity
Bifröst BivrostThe trembling wayThe rainbowThe bridge to Ásgarðr
Bil BilHesitation/WoundA childChange of the Moon (New Moon)
Björt BjartBeautiful Mother Earth as a doctor
Blðúghófi BlodughovBloody HofThe other Horse of Óðinn (used by Freyr)The sunset/Sunrise
Blíð BlidFriendly/Mild/Kind Mother Earth as a doctor
Boðn BodnWarnerContainer of the Mead 
Bölþorn BoltornMiserable ThornGiant, Bestla's FatherThe genetic mass (all life-forms at the time)
BörrMannus Man  
Börr BorBorn and Son  
BragiBragiôBrageThe bestGod of poetrySon of Óðinn
Brísingamen BrisingamenFire-fun (or Fire-necklace)The Necklace of FreyjaThe fires we burn on Midsummernight along the coast and on top of hills and mountains
Brokkr BrokkNoiseDwarfThe noise of metal-work
Brundr BrundIn heat/RuttingFreyja's second CatSide of Freyja
BúriTuisto The number two (the one with two hands, the Sun)Old name for TýrThe Sky God
Búri BoreBornThe first God 
Byrging ByrgingEndA well 
DagrDagaRDagDayThe son of Nátt and DelingrThe way those who work in the morning follow
DagrDagaRDagDay/LifetimeGod of the DaySon of Óðinn
Dáinn DåinnDeadA deer who eats from the treeWear of the brain through life
Dellingr DellingFine/SplendidThe third husband of Nátt 
Draupnir DraupneDripperThe Ring of ÓðinnThe spiritual birth of Man
Drómi DromeDelayThe second bond they tied Fenrir with 
Duneyrr DunørDizzy fireA deer who eats from the treeWear of the brain through life
Duraþrór DuratroorFaithful wild animalA deer who eats from the treeWear of the brain through life
Durinn DurinSleepDwarf ChieftainThe rested material
Dvalinn DvalinDelayDwarf ChieftainThe material before it is allowed to make love
Dvalinn DvalinDelayA deer who eats from the treeWear of the brain through life
Edda EddaGreat grandmotherThe mother of Trell 
Einherjar EinherjerThe one who fight aloneOnly those who dare fight alone (if necessary) are welcome to Valhöll 
EirÊrônEirPeace/help Mother Earth as a doctor
Eldhrímnir EldrimneThe tests of the FireThe kettle where the pig is cookedThe warrior gets his strength through strife
Élivágr ElivågThe eternal sea rhythmThe flow from HvergelmirThe rhythm in the breath of the universe
Elli ElleOld AgeOld woman 
Embla EmblaElmtreeThe first woman 
Fader FaderFatherThe father of Jarl 
FenrirFanjarîhôFenrisFire riding the fieldWolfSon of Loki and Angrbóða
Fimbul  Mighty/big  
Fjalarr  BoardDwarf 
Fjölvör FjølvorBoard-wave/seaMythical figure 
Fjörgyn FjorgynMountain and Throne of Life (f.)Goddess of the Wilderness 
Fjörynn FjorgynnMountain and Throne of Life (m.)God of the Wilderness 
Form  Form/Shape  
Fornjótr FornyterThe first who possessThe father of the elements of nature 
ForsetiForasetaForseteThe JudgeGod of JusticeSon of Baldr and Nanna
Freki FrekeGreedy/Hard/StrictÓðinn's WolfThe Warriors need to be greedy (on wisdiom!), hard and strict to enter Valhöll
FreyjaFrijôFrøyaLove (f.) (of a lover)Goddess of the Woods 
    Freyja's red-golden TearsThe improvement of one's soul when one mourns the loss of loved ones
FreyrFrawanFrøyLove (m.)God of the Woods 
Fríð FredPeace Mother Earth as a doctor
FriggFrijôFriggLove (of a mother)Mother Earth, Baldrs motherThe civilized Earth (inhabited by humans)
FullaFulna/FullaFullaThe plenty and fulfillment (of Marriage) A side of Mother Earth
Fylgja FylgjaFollowerPockets of thoughts and emotions that follow us through life 
Fylgja FylgjaFollower (protective spirit)One of Draupnir's ringsA part of Vörðr
Galarr GalarSharp SoundDwarf 
Gangr GangeWalkA water GiantThe way the water takes
GefjonGabiGevjonGive away (for marriage) A side of Mother Earth
Geirröðr GeirrødSpear-Fire  
GerðrGardiRGerdFieldGiantessWife of Loki
Geri GerePerfect/preparedÓðinn's WolfThe warriors need to be prepared and perfect to enter Valhöll
Gersemi GersemePrecious thing Daughter of Óðinn and Freyja
Gillingr GillingHollow part of the shipA giant(Also the name of the key to Hel)
Gimmir GimerThe burnerThe seventh heaven 
Gínungagap GinnungagapThe wide, empty and treacherous space Emptiness
Gjallarhorn GjallarhornThe Horn of rumbleThe Horn of Heimdallr 
Gjöll GjallResound/echoThe river of death 
Gjöll  Rumble  
Gjölp GjålpFatten up Daughter of Geirröðr
Glasir GlaseMake marvelousA bush growing near Valhöll 
Gleipnir GleipneThe extinguisherThe third bond they tied Fenrir with 
GnáGnahGnåReach A side of Mother Earth
Greip GreipGrip Daughter of Geirröðr
GríðrGriþGridSecurity/Peace-treatyGaintessMother of Víðarr
GróaGrôwanGroaGrow/Heal Örvandill's wife
Gulltoppr GulltoppGolden TopHeimdallr's horse 
Gullveig GullveigLust for GoldA witchThe origin of War
Gungnir GungneSwingThe Spear of ÓðinnThe sharp thought
Gunnlöð GunnlødInvitation to fightA giantSuttungr's daughter
Gunnþrá  War-longing  
Gyllinburst GyllinbustGolden hair (of Feathers)Freyr's pigThe Sun
Hamingja HamingjaLuckPockets of thoughts and emotions that follow us through life 
Hamingja HamingjaLuckOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Vörðr
Hamr HamShape/Outer formOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hamr
Hamr HamShape/Outer formThe Astral BodyWithout Hamr we fall into unsubconsciousness
Hárbarðr HårbardTall, important rimThe name of Óðinn when he is on Algrøn 
Hati HatHateA wolf chasing the SunDestructive powers
Heiðrún HeidrunSecret HonourThe goat on Valhöll's roofThe Holy Mead comes from the secret warrior order of Óðinn
Heiðþornir HeidtroneClear air and thornsThe first heaven 
HeimdallrHaimadalaþHeimdallCounting our worldThe God of MercySon of Óðinn
HelHelanHelDeathGoddess of Death (on Land)Daughter of Loki and Abgrbóa
Helheimr HelheimThe Home of HelThe Lower worldsThe outer core of Tellus
Hermóðr HermodArmy-BraveryMessenger of the GodsSon of Óðinn
Himinbrjótr Himmelbryter/ HiminbrjotHeaven-breakerOx 
Hlæráðr HlærådObey your SpiritThe tree growing beside ValhöllThe holy inspiration of the spirit
HlérLaidoHlerSeaAnother bane for Øgir 
Hlér (Øgir) HlerTerrorThe Element of Sea (Water) 
Hliðskjálf HlidskalvOpening (where one) shiver/tremble/shakeThe Throne of ÓðinnThe opening in the woods, where the ritual is performed
Hlíf LivLife Mother Earth as a doctor
Hlífþursa LivtusseGiant Life Mother Earth as a doctor
HlýnHlûnLynPrepare A side of Mother Earth
Hlýrnir LyrnerSkylight, Sun and MoonThe sixth heaven 
Hnitbjörg HnitbjergRock nailed togetherThe home of Suttungr 
Hnoss NossTreasure Daughter of Óðinn and Freyja
Hoddmímir HoddmimeHomeland/treasury of MemoryA water GiantThe Source of memory
Höðr HodHoodThe blind GodAnother side of Óðinn. The hood covers his eye(s)
HønirHôniônHøne(Chicken)The Body of manThe Material Body
Hreggmímir ReggmimeMemory of bad Weather/StormThe first heaven 
Hríðr  Storm/bad weather  
Hrímfaxi RimfakseFrost-horseNátt's horse 
Hrjódr RjodSpreader/destructorThe fifth heaven 
Hróðrsvitnir HrodvitneHonourable WolfSköll's and Hati's father 
Hrúgnir RugneHold togetherRock Giant 
Hugi HugeThoughtRunner 
Huginn HuginThoughtÓðinn's RavenThe right side of the brain
Hugr HugThought/Soul/Lust/MindOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hugr
Hugr HugThought/soul etc.The Mind/soulWithout Hugr we fall into oblivion
Hvergelmir HvergelmeThe one-year-old draughtA well in NiflheimrThe Lung of the universe
Hymir Hyme(see Ymir)GiantFather of Týr
Hyrrokkin HyrrokkinTwisted fireGiantess 
Iðavöllr IdavollenThe Field of ideasThe Council of the GodsThe Mind
Iði IdeBusyA water GiantThe heavy Storm-clouds
IðunnIþundIdunnWave of WorkDaughter of Ívaldr/ÍvaldiThe fruit-carrying plants
IðunnIþundIdunnShining wave (of fruit)Goddess of Life 
    Idunn's FruitAnything eatable of the plant-world
Ífing IvingDoubtA river surrounding ValhöllThe warrior needs to cross this to enter Valhöll
Ilmir IlmScentGoddess of Flowers and DreamsA side of Nanna
Ingi IngeTo LoveFamily father, son of LofarrArose from the deep, to become Elves
Ívaldr/Ívaldi IvaldGo straight forward (blindly)A Dark elfThe seed of plants, blowing with the wind
JarlEirilaRJarlEarl He is blonde, has blue eyes and is tall
Jarnsaxa JarnsaksaIron ScissorsGiantessMother of Magni
Jarngreipr  Iron gloveÞórr's Iron Gauntlets 
JördErþôJordEarthDaughter of Nátt and ÁnnarThe way those who work at night follow
JörðErþôJordEarthOld name for JörðThe Earth Goddess
JörðErþôJordEarthThe original Mother Earth, Þórr's motherThe Earth without humankind
Jötunheimr JotunheimThe Home of the GiantsThe MiddleworldsThe lithosphere and the atmosphere
Jötunn JotunHungerThe MatterThe matter of Earth is hungry for meaning (Spirit)
Kælinn KælinCosinessFreyja's first CatSide of Freyja
Kári KåreWindThe Element of Wind 
Karl KarlPeasant He has red-brown hair, fair eyes and is tall
Kon KonOf good family (King)The son of Jarl and the daughter of Hersir 
KvasirKwassônKvaserSqueezedThe best juice that was pressed out from all Gods 
Lðúrr (later called Loki)LaidianLodurStick together/Cause of movementThe Visits and Movement of ManThe Blood
Leiptr  Shining/gleaming  
Lík LikCorpse/BodyFreyja's attribute (the physical mating)A part of Lík
Lík LikCorpse/BodyThe Physical Body 
Litr LitTrust and ColoursDwarfIs burned with Baldr
Ljósalfheimr LysalfheimThe Home of the Light ElvesThe higher worldsThe atmosphere
Lofarr LovarTo promise/allowSon of DvalinnThe mating that make the mourished from possible
LofnLubLovnPermission A side of Mother Earth
Logi LogeFlameThe Element of Fire 
LogiLuhLogeFlameEater 
Løþingr LødingDelay/ReductionThe first bond they tied Fenrir with 
MagniMagnuRMagneStrength Son of Þórr
Mánagarmr MånegarmMoon-eater(Another name for Fenrir) 
MániMâno (Anglo-Saxon "Mona")MåneThe measurer of TimeThe Moon, son of MundilfæriHeavens Gift to Mother Earth
Mannaheimr/ Miðgarðr Mannaheim/ MidgardThe Home of Man/The Home in the MiddleThe MiddleworldsAnimals and plants and the fertile soil
Mardöll MardollSea-Disguise The name for Freyja when she arose from the sea
Megingjörð MegingjordStrength-beltÞórr's belt of StrengthThe ring around the planet of Jupiter
Meili MeileMeleeGod of chaotic BattleSon of Óðinn
Menglöð MenglødShining necklace Mother Earth as a doctor
Miðgarðsormr MidgardsormenThe worm of the Middlefarm/WorldEquatorSon of Loki and Angrboða
MímirMinþiMimeMemoryThe Head Óðinn take council fromOur experiences
Minni MinneMemoryOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hamr
Mjörðr MjødMeadThe nourishment of the warriorIs drunk from Skulls (the head)
Mjöllnir MjølneThe Crusher/SmasherThe Hammer of ÞórrGravity
Moder ModerMotherThe mother of Jarl 
MóðiMôdModeCourage Son of Þórr
Mökkralfi MøkkurkalvCloud/Fog IslandAssistant to Hrúgnir 
Mótsögni MotsogneMark of a peopleDwarf ChieftainThe Father of Dwarves
Mundilfæri MundilfæreThe Gift one can affordHeaven 
Munin MuninMemoryÓðinn's RavenThe left side of the brain
Múspellsheimr MuspellheimThe Home of Light and Fire The resting divine bosom
Múspellsheimr MuspellheimThe Home of Light and FireThe higher worldsSpace outside our Solar system
Naglfari NaglfareThe road that is riveted to our lives (i.e. the way we follow)Married to Nátt 
NannaNanþjanNannaComfortable work (women's work)Goddess of FlowersNearness between humans
Náfri (Nári) Narve (Nåre)Groin-selection Son of Loki and Sigyn
Nátt NattNightDaughter of Nörvi 
Niðhöggr NidhoggDishonourable Attack/woodcuttingA worm that gnaws on the roots of YggdrasillWear on the brain through life
Niflheimr NivlheimThe Home of Darkness and Fog The resting divine thought
Niflheimr NivlheimThe Home of Darkness and FogThe Lower worldsThe Inner core of Tellus
NjerðNerþuRNjerdThe place where the river meets the sea (f.)Goddess of the Sea 
NjörðrNerthuR/ NerþusNjord(The place where the river meets the sea)A water God (Vani)He is the fertile waters along the coasts, married to the wild Skaði, who naturally flows into him from the mountains (as a river)
Njörun NjørunThe (female) spinnerGoddess of the scent of FlowersA side of Nanna
Norn NorneSecret Warning/To SayThe Goddesses of Destiny 
Nörvi NorveConsecrated to DeathThe father of NáttThe condition before the Sun was created. He dies when his daughter is born (Consecrated to Death)
OðinnWuotanOdinThought and SpiritSon of Börr and BestlaThe Law(s) of Nature
OðinnWuotanOdinThought and SpiritThe Thought of life and Spirit of ManDivine Spirit
ÓðinnIstwô (Wuotan) In the EastOld name for ÓðinnHis Eye (the Sun) rises in the East
    Óðinn's Blue CloakThe Air
    Óðinn' Wide HatThe Sky
Ódr OdMind/ThoughtOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Önd
Óðrørir OdrøreThe mover of the mind/ThoughtContainer of the Mead 
ØgirÔgjanÆgerThe sea/AweGiant 
Ölvadi ØlvaldeThe master of BeerA water GiantWater
Önd ÅndSpiritOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Önd
Önd ÅndSpiritThe SpiritWithout Önd we can not be creative
Örvandill ØrvandilArrow/Stick  
RöskvaRaskwaRRoskvaSkilful/BraveÞórr's servant girl 
Ragnarök RagnarokThe beginning and the end of the Gods, as well as the meaning of the Gods!The world's end and new beginning 
RánRahnaRRanRobberyGoddess of Death (on the Sea)Wife of Øgir
    Rán's NetThe Waves of the Ocean
Ratatoskr RatatoskHe who runs about and give aidA squirrel carrying messages from the eagle in the top to the worm at the bottom and backThe electrical signals in our brains, running back and forts through our nerves
Rígr RigRulerAnother name for Heimdallr 
RindrRinniônRindChannel in the Ice, leading the melting waterThe Mother Earth during Winter, Váli's motherShe's not fertile, and resists Óðinn's love for a long time (until summer)
Sæhrímnir SærmineThe tests of the SeaThe pig the warrior eats when in ValhöllThe warrior gets his strength through strife
SágaSagaSagaSage/Story Wife of Óðinn
Sál SjelSoulOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hugr
SifSipSivFamilyGoddess of the Field and the FamilyWife of Þórr
    Sif's Golden HairThe Golden Cornfield
Sigyn SigynSink Wife of Loki
Sindri SindreSparkleDwarfThe sparks of metal-work
SjöfnSaknanSjåvnLove (When you miss somebody) A side of Mother Earth
SkaðiSkaþisSkadeDamageA water Giantess, daughter of ÞjaziThe running water, wild rivers, caused by rain
SkaðiSkaþisSkadeHarmGoddess of the streams (and of the Moon) 
Skatyrnir SkatyrneThe first manThe ninth heavenThe first man came from outer space (the Gods are extraterrestrials)
Skiðblaðnir SkidbladneWood moving like leavesThe Ship of FreyrThe Tree in the Woods/Forests
Skilningarhíminn SkilningerhimmelenBeautiful sky from far awayThe third heaven 
Skinfaxi SkinfakseLighthorseDagr's horse 
Sköll Skoll(Disparaging) LaughterA wolf chasing the SunDestructive powers
Skuggi SkyggaShadowThe Shadow caused by Freyr's Sun (Gyllinburst)A part of Lík
SkuldSkoldiRSkuldBlameThe future 
Skrýmir SkrymeHe who terrify/frightenGiant 
Sleipnir SleipneSlippy/slideThe Horse of ÓðinnThe Man performing the Ritual (his soul slides out of his body, like Sleipnir)
Sliðr SlidAwkward  
SnotraSnôutraSnotraWise A side of Mother Earth
SólSôwlo/ Sîwila/ SunniônSolRechargeThe Sun, daughter of MundilfæriHeavens Gift to Mother Earth
Són SonSoundContainer of the Mead 
Suttungr SuttungNew worry/diseaseA giantGillingr's son or nephew
Svalinn SvalinnThe CoolerThe Shield between Heaven and EarthThe Ozon Layer
Svartálfaheimr SvartalvheimThe Home of the Dark ElvesThe Lower worlds2.900 km of magma (mesosphere)
Svöl  Cold  
Sylgr  Drink/swallower of fire  
SýnSegwniR/ SewniRSynDenial A side of Mother Earth
  SyvmilsstøvleneThe sevenry-kilometer-bootsLoki's BootsThe thought travels very quickly (Loki is the God of Logic)
Þjalfi TjalveHold togetherÞórr's servantThe worker
ÞjaziÞjafja/ ÞapjaTjatseNoisyA water GiantThe noisy rain
Þjóðvarta TjodvartaTo become a Nation/People Mother Earth as a doctor
Þjóðvitnir TjodvitnePeople-wolfThe fish swimming in Þundr and ÍfingThe "common man", who is not able to cross the rivers
Þórr TorLoyaltyGod of Thunder and RainSon of Óðinn
Þrúdgelmir TrudgelmeStrong DraughtSon of YmirThe chaos of nature, the Ragnarök of nature in the creation
Þrymr TrymThunderGiant 
Þul (Speech)     
Þundr TundSelf-solemnityA river surrounding ValhöllThe warrior needs to cross this to enter Valhöll
Trell TrellThrall He has dark hair and eyes, and is tall
TýrTîwTyrHonorGod of WarSon of Óðinn
Uðr UdDesolate/DesertedSon of Nátt and NaglfariThe way we follow at night
Ullir UllWoolThe God of winterA son of Sif
UrðrWurþUrdHonourThe past 
Útgarðsloki UtgardslokeThe end of the Outer (old) WorldGiant 
Valhöll ValhallThe Hall of selectionThe mentality of the elite warriors of Óðinn 
    The eagle bending his head above ValhöllThe proud must kneel before Óðinn (the spirit)
    The Varg/Warg that is hung west of the door ValhöllThose who break the laws of the spirit (the criminals) are hung
VáliWôliVåleSelection"Survival of the fittest"A son of Rindr (Winter)
Váli (Áli)WôliVåle (Åle)Selection Son of Loki and Sigyn
Valkyrja Valkyrje(Those) who select the fallen onesThe thoughts of the warrior, and the female warriorOnly our own wish and will can bring you to Valhöll
Vanaheimr VanaheimThe Home of the VanirThe MiddleworldsThe sea, lakes and rivers
Vanir VanerWaterConnected to water itself. The old Teutons listened to the sounds of nature, and got their inspiration from there. 
Veðrfölnir VedfolneHe who calms down (bad weather)A hawk sitting between the eyes of an eagle that is resting in the top of the treeThe thought that flies from mind
VéiIngwaR (Wîha)VeLoved one/ChieftainOld name for FreyrHe is the beloved Chieftain, who performs rituals in the Holy Places (Véi)
VéiWîhaVeHolySon of Börr and BestlaThe Law(s) of Nature
VerðaniWerdaniVerdandeThe coming present (time)The present 
Verðrhiminn VærhimmelenWeather-SkyThe first heaven 
Vetmímir VetmimeThe two of us rememberThe eighth heaven 
Véúrr VeurHoly rainName of Þórr 
Víð (Forest/wood) Vid   
VíðarrWiduRVidarWoodGod of the (wild) ForestSon of Óðinn
    Víðarr's BootThe Tree Trunk in the Forest
Viðbbláinn VidblåenThe wide blueThe third heaven 
Viðfeðmir VidfedmeThe wild embracerThe fourth heaven 
Viðfinnr VidfinnWood-Sami/LapThe father of Bil and Hjúki 
VilirWeljanViljeWill-powerSon of Börr and BestlaThe Law(s) of Nature
VílirIrminiaR (Weljan) The Strong (will)Old name for ÞórrHe is the strongest of all Gods (the will)
Vímir VimTurn(er)River 
Vindbláinn VindblåenBlue windThe first heaven 
VörWarVarOath A side of Mother Earth
Vörðr VordProtector/GuardianThe Ætheral Body (Life-force)Without Vörðr we become corpses
Yggdrasill YggdrasillTerror HorseThe Tree of LifeThe human brain
Ýlgr  The Howling  
Ymir YmeSoundThe First GiantThe noise during the creation of the Sun and the planets


THE GODS OF FERTILITY

Norse NameNordic/Germanic NameNorwegian NameEnglish TranslationDescriptionOther Meaning
FreyjaFrijôFrøyaLove (f.) (of a lover)Goddess of the Woods 
FreyrFrawanFrøyLove (m.)God of the Woods 
NjerðNerþuRNjerdThe place where the river meets the sea (f.)Goddess of the Sea 
NjörðrNerþusNjordThe place where the river meets the sea (m.)God of the Sea 
Fjörgyn FjorgynMountain and Throne of Life (f.)Goddess of the Wilderness 
Fjörynn FjorgynnMountain and Throne of Life (m.)God of the Wilderness 
The first pair is the fertility gods of the woods and the plowed fields, the second pair of the sea and lakes and rivers, the third of the wild lands and the unplowed fields. They are both male and female, as nature has two sides, as does creation.


THE CREATION OF MAN

Norse NameNordic/Germanic NameNorwegian NameEnglish TranslationDescriptionOther Meaning
OðinnWuotanOdinThought and SpiritThe Thought of life and Spirit of ManDivine Spirit
Lðúrr (later called Loki)LaidianLodurStick together/Cause of movementThe Visits and Movement of ManThe Blood
HønirHôniônHøne(Chicken)The Body of manThe Material Body
Without the spirit (Oðinn) man is evil (Loki), without the spirit and wits, man is stupid (Hønir)


THE STRUCTURE OF MAN

Norse NameNordic/Germanic NameNorwegian NameEnglish TranslationDescriptionOther Meaning
Fylgja FylgjaFollower (protective spirit)One of Draupnir's ringsA part of Vörðr
Hamingja HamingjaLuckOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Vörðr
Hamr HamShape/Outer formOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hamr
Hugr HugThought/Soul/Lust/MindOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hugr
Minni MinneMemoryOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hamr
Ódr OdMind/ThoughtOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Önd
Sál SjelSoulOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Hugr
Önd ÅndSpiritOne of Draupnir's ringsA part of Önd
Lík LikCorpse/BodyFreyja's attribute (the physical mating)A part of Lík
Skuggi SkyggaShadowThe Shadow caused by Freyr's Sun (Gyllinburst)A part of Lík
We make pairs of these ten sides of man
Lík LikCorpse/BodyThe Physical Body 
Vörðr VordProtector/GuardianThe Ætheral Body (Life-force)Without Vörðr we become corpses
Hamr HamShape/Outer FormThe Astral BodyWithout Hamr we fall into unconsciousness
Hugr HugThought/soul etc.The Mind/soulWithout Hugr we fall into oblivion
ÖndÖndÅndSpiritThe SpiritWithout Önd we can not be creative
Lík needs food, physical training and rest. Vörðr needs warmth, sleep, safety, joy and true love, but also cold, grief perils and negative emotions. Hamr needs creative development/display, music, art and dreams, but also silence, calm and emptiness. Hugr needs stimuli in form of mental work - where memory, the ability to concentrate and think is approved, but also mental rest. Önd needs deeper meaning and long-term planning and a super-individual perspective, but also contempt for earth and ruthlessness - to one self as to others...


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