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Adam of Bremen (Adamus Bremensis; Adam von Bremen) was a German medieval chronicler.
Hinn almáttki áss (the almighty áss "god") is an unknown Norse divinity evoked in an Icelandic legal oath sworn on a temple ring.
Ancient Greek religion encompasses the collection of beliefs, rituals, and mythology originating in ancient Greece in the form of both popular public religion and cult practices.
Antlers are extensions of an animal's skull found in members of the deer family.
The Archdiocese of Bremen (also Archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen, Erzbistum Bremen, not to be confused with the modern Archdiocese of Hamburg, founded in 1994) is a historical Roman Catholic diocese (787–1566/1648) and formed from 1180 to 1648 an ecclesiastical state (continued under other names until 1823), named Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen (Erzstift Bremen) within the Holy Roman Empire.
Arinbjarnarkviða is a skaldic poem by Egill Skalla-Grímsson in praise of his friend Arinbjörn.
Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (September 18, 1888 – September 9, 1971) was a scholar of early English, German, and Old Norse literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Alfheim ("Land Of The Elves" or "Elfland"), also called Ljosalfheim (Ljósálfheimr, "home of the light-elves"), is one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Light Elves in Norse mythology.
In Old Norse, ǫ́ss (or áss, ás, plural æsir; feminine ásynja, plural ásynjur) is a member of the principal pantheon in Norse religion.
In Norse mythology, the Æsir–Vanir War was a conflict between two groups of deities that ultimately resulted in the unification of the Æsir and the Vanir into a single pantheon.
Íslendingabók (Old Norse pronunciation: ˈiːslɛndɪŋgaˌboːk, Book of Icelanders) is a historical work dealing with early Icelandic history.
Ögmundar þáttr dytts ok Gunnars helmings is one of the Icelandic þættir.
Østre Gausdal is a former municipality in Oppland county, Norway.
Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god in Norse mythology, and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigg.
In Norse mythology, Barri is the place where Freyr and Gerðr are to consummate their union, as stated in the Skírnismál: In Snorri Sturluson's account of the myth (found in Gylfaginning, 37), the place is called Barrey or Barey: The meaning of the name is uncertain.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
In Norse mythology Beli is probably a giant.
Benjamin Thorpe (1782 – 19 July 1870) was an English scholar of Anglo-Saxon.
Beowulf is an Old English epic story consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines.
Beyla is one of Freyr's servants along with her husband, Byggvir, in Norse mythology.
According to Þulur, Blóðughófi (Bloody Hoof, sometimes Anglicized Blodughofi) is the horse of Freyr.
Blót is the term for "sacrifice" in Norse paganism.
Byggvir is a figure in Norse mythology.
Canute IV (– 10 July 1086), later known as Canute the Holy (Knud IV den Hellige) or Saint Canute (Sankt Knud), was King of Denmark from 1080 until 1086.
The Christianization of Scandinavia as well as other Nordic countries and the Baltic countries, took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries.
Chthonic (from translit, "in, under, or beneath the earth", from χθών italic "earth") literally means "subterranean", but the word in English describes deities or spirits of the underworld, especially in Ancient Greek religion.
Cult is literally the "care" (Latin cultus) owed to deities and to temples, shrines, or churches.
In the practice of religion, a cult image is a human-made object that is venerated or worshipped for the deity, spirit or daemon that it embodies or represents.
Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.
Dinant is a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse, in the Belgian province of Namur.
In Germanic mythology, a dwarf is a human-shaped entity that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is variously associated with wisdom, smithing, mining, and crafting.
East Dane is an Anglo-Saxon ethnonym which was used in the epic Beowulf as a kenning for the Geats, the people of Götaland without Scania in southern Sweden.
Egill Skallagrímsson (c. 904c. 995) was a Viking-Age poet, warrior and farmer.
Egino (died 1072) was the only bishop of Dalby in Scania, from 1060 to 1066.
An elf (plural: elves) is a type of human-shaped supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore.
Eric Haraldsson (Old Norse: Eiríkr Haraldsson, Eirik Haraldsson; c. 885 – 954), nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe (Old Norse: Eiríkr blóðøx, Eirik Blodøks), was a 10th-century Norwegian ruler.
Eric IX of Sweden, (Swedish: Erik Jedvardsson; Erik den helige; died 18 May 1160), also called Eric the Lawgiver, Erik the Saint, Eric the Holy, and, in Sweden, Sankt Erik, meaning Saint Eric, was a Swedish king c. 1156-60.
Førde is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
Feda is a village in Kvinesdal municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway.
Fenrir (Old Norse: "fen-dweller")Orchard (1997:42).
Finnur Jónsson (May 29, 1858 – March 30, 1934) was an Icelandic philologist and Professor of Nordic Philology at the University of Copenhagen.
Fjölnir (Fjǫlnir, "Manifold" or "Multiplier"McKinnell (2005:70).) is a legendary king in Norse mythology said to have been the son of Freyr (Frey) and his consort Gerðr (Gertha).
Fróði (Frōði; Frōda; Middle High German: Vruote) is the name of a number of legendary Danish kings in various texts including Beowulf, Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda and his Ynglinga saga, Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, and the Grottasöngr.
Frösakull is a locality situated in Halmstad Municipality, Halland County, Sweden, with 1,635 inhabitants in 2010.
Frösön (Frey's island;; in the local dialect, Jamtlandic) is the largest island in the lake Storsjön, located west of the city Östersund in Jämtland, Sweden.
Fresvik is a village in the municipality of Vik in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
In Norse mythology, Freyja (Old Norse for "(the) Lady") is a goddess associated with love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death.
Friesland (official, Fryslân), also historically known as Frisia, is a province of the Netherlands located in the northern part of the country.
In Germanic mythology, Frigg (Old Norse), Frija (Old High German), Frea (Langobardic), and Frige (Old English) is a goddess.
Gísla saga Súrssonar (the saga of Gísli Súrsson) is one of the sagas of Icelanders.
In Norse mythology, Gerðr (Old Norse "fenced-in"Orchard (1997:54).) is a jötunn, goddess, and the wife of the god Freyr.
The Germania, written by the Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus around 98 and originally entitled On the Origin and Situation of the Germans (De Origine et situ Germanorum), was a historical and ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire.
Germanic kingship is a thesis regarding the role of kings among the pre-Christianized Germanic tribes of the Migration period (c. 300–700 AD) and Early Middle Ages (c. 700–1,000 AD).
Gesta Danorum ("Deeds of the Danes") is a patriotic work of Danish history, by the 13th century author Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Literate", literally "the Grammarian").
Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum (Medieval Latin for "Deeds of the Bishops of Hamburg") is a historical treatise written between 1073 and 1076 by Adam of Bremen, who made additions (scholia) to the text until his death (possibly 1081; before 1085).
is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway.
A goði or gothi (plural goðar) is the Old Norse term for a priest and chieftain.
This Viking Age runestone, designated as G 181 in the Rundata catalog, was originally located at a church at Sanda, Gotland, Sweden, and is believed to depict the three Norse pagan gods Odin, Thor, and Freyr.
Grímnismál (Sayings of Grímnir) is one of the mythological poems of the Poetic Edda.
Gullgubber or guldgubber (Danish), guldgubbar (Swedish), are art-objects, amulets, or offerings found in Scandinavia and dating to the Nordic Iron Age.
Gullinbursti (meaning "Gold Mane or Golden Bristles") is a boar in Norse mythology.
Gylfaginning (Old Norse pronunciation;; either Tricking of Gylfi; c. 20,000 words), is the first part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda after Prologue.
In Norse mythology, Gymir was a giant whose daughter, Gerðr, married the god Freyr.
Hadingus was one of the earliest legendary Danish kings according to Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, where he has a detailed biography.
is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden (landskap in Swedish), on the western coast of Sweden.
Hallfreðar saga vandræðaskálds (Old Norse pronunciation: ˈhalːfrɛðar ˈsaɣa ˈwandˌrɛːðaˌskalds) is one of the Icelanders' sagas.
Halse og Harkmark is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway.
Hälsingland, sometimes referred to as Helsingia in English, is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden.
Húsdrápa is a skaldic poem partially preserved in the Prose Edda where disjoint stanzas of it are quoted.
Heathenry, also termed Heathenism or Germanic Neopaganism, is a modern Pagan religion.
Hedrum is a parish and the site of a historic church in Vestfold county, Norway.
In Norse mythology, Hel, the location, shares a name with Hel, a being who rules over the location.
Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks (The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek) is a legendary saga from the 13th century combining matter from several older sagas.
Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism.
In Norse mythology, Hlín is a goddess associated with the goddess Frigg.
In Norse mythology, Hliðskjálf is the high seat of the god Odin allowing him to see into all realms.
A heathen hof or Germanic pagan temple was a temple building of Germanic religion; a few have also been built for use in modern heathenry.
Hole is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway.
Hrafnkels saga or Hrafnkels saga Freysgoða is one of the Icelanders' sagas.
Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more humans, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a ritual.
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of and an area of, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives.
The Ingaevones, or North Sea Germanic peoples, were a West Germanic cultural group living along the North Sea coast in the areas of Jutland, Holstein, Frisia and the Danish islands, where they had by the 1st century BCE become further differentiated to a foreigner's eye into the Frisii, Saxons, Jutes and Angles.
The Irminones, also referred to as Herminones or Hermiones (Ἑρμίονες), were a large group of early Germanic tribes settling in the Elbe watershed and by the 1st century AD expanding into Bavaria, Swabia and Bohemia.
The Istvaeones (also spelled Istævones) were a Germanic group of tribes living near the banks of the Rhine during the Roman empire which reportedly shared a common culture and origin.
Jämtland (Norwegian: Jemtland,; Latin: Iemptia) or Jamtland is a historical province (landskap) in the centre of Sweden in northern Europe.
Jötunheimr (or Jǫtunheimr in Old Norse orthography; often anglicized as Jotunheim) is the homeland of the Jötnar, the giants in Norse mythology.
In Norse mythology, a jötunn (plural jötnar) is a type of entity contrasted with gods and other figures, such as dwarfs and elves.
A kenning (Old Norse pronunciation:, Modern Icelandic pronunciation) is a type of circumlocution, in the form of a compound that employs figurative language in place of a more concrete single-word noun.
Landnámabók (“Book of Settlements”), often shortened to Landnáma, is a medieval Icelandic written work which describes in considerable detail the settlement (''landnám'') of Iceland by the Norse in the 9th and 10th centuries CE.
Latinisation or Latinization is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.
A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid (ex: milk or other fluids such as corn flour mixed with water), or grains such as rice, as an offering to a god or spirit, or in memory of those who have "passed on".
A fertility deity is a god or goddess associated with sex, fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth.
In Germanic paganism, the indigenous religion of the ancient Germanic peoples that inhabited Germanic Europe, there were a number of different gods and goddesses.
The legendary kings of Sweden are the Swedish mythological kings who preceded Eric the Victorious, according to sources such as the Norse Sagas, Beowulf, Rimbert, Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, but who are of disputed historicity because the sources are more or less unreliable, and sometimes contradictory.
Lista is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway.
Lokasenna ("Loki's flyting," "Loki's wrangling," "Loki's quarrel") is one of the poems of the Poetic Edda.
Loki (Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, often Anglicized as) is a god in Norse mythology.
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway.
Lunner is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway.
A magic sword is any mythological or fictional sword imbued with magical power to increase its strength or grant it other supernatural qualities.
Mannus, according to the Roman writer Tacitus, was a figure in the creation myths of the Germanic tribes.
Masfjorden is a municipality in the northern part of Hordaland county in Norway.
The Migration Period was a period during the decline of the Roman Empire around the 4th to 6th centuries AD in which there were widespread migrations of peoples within or into Europe, mostly into Roman territory, notably the Germanic tribes and the Huns.
Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths.
Nafnaþulur is a subsection of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, the last part of the Skáldskaparmál.
In Norse mythology, Nóatún (Old Norse "ship-enclosure"Orchard (1997:119).) is the abode of the god Njörðr, described in the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning as located "in heaven".
In Germanic paganism, Nerthus is a goddess associated with fertility.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
In Norse mythology, Njörðr is a god among the Vanir.
Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
The numbers three and nine are significant numbers in Norse mythology and paganism.
In Germanic mythology, Odin (from Óðinn /ˈoːðinː/) is a widely revered god.
Olaf II Haraldsson (995 – 29 July 1030), later known as St.
Olaf Tryggvason (960s – 9 September 1000) was King of Norway from 995 to 1000.
Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.
A phallus is a penis (especially when erect), an object that resembles a penis, or a mimetic image of an erect penis.
Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems, which is different from the Edda written by Snorri Sturluson.
The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda (Snorra Edda) or, historically, simply as Edda, is an Old Norse work of literature written in Iceland in the early 13th century.
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.
Ramnes is a village in Re municipality, and former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway.
The Rune Poems are poems that list the letters of runic alphabets while providing an explanatory poetic stanza for each letter.
Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter.
A runestone is typically a raised stone with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock.
In many historical societies, the position of kingship carries a sacral meaning, that is, it is identical with that of a high priest and of judge.
The Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur), also known as family sagas, are prose narratives mostly based on historical events that mostly took place in Iceland in the 9th, 10th, and early 11th centuries, during the so-called Saga Age.
is a city and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway.
Södermanland, sometimes referred to under its Latin form Sudermannia or Sudermania, is a historical province or landskap on the south eastern coast of Sweden.
Søgne is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway.
Sør-Odal is a municipality in Hedmark county, Norway.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
Sigurður Nordal (14 September 1886 – 21 September 1974) was an Icelandic scholar, writer and ambassador.
In Norse mythology, the sister-wife of Njörðr is the unnamed wife and sister of the god Njörðr, with whom he is described as having had the (likewise incestuous) twin children Freyr and Freyja.
In Norse mythology, Skaði (sometimes anglicized as Skadi, Skade, or Skathi) is a jötunn and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains.
The term skald, or skáld (Old Norse:, later;, meaning "poet"), is generally used for poets who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages.
Skara is a locality and the seat of Skara Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 18,580 inhabitants in 2013.
Skíðblaðnir (Old Norse 'assembled from thin pieces of wood'Simek (2007:289).), sometimes anglicized as Skidbladnir or Skithblathnir, is the best of ships in Norse mythology.
In Norse mythology, Skírnir (Old Norse "bright one"Orchard (1997:149).) is the god Freyr's messenger and vassal.
Skírnismál (Sayings of Skírnir) is one of the poems of the Poetic Edda.
Småland is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden.
Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician.
Sogndal is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
Soknedal is a former municipality in the old Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.
In Norse mythology, the Sons of Ivaldi are a group of dwarfs who fashion Skidbladnir, the ship of Freyr, and the Gungnir, the spear of Odin, as well as golden hair for Sif to replace what Loki had cut off.
Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland) is the name for the region south of the Kongeå in Jutland, Denmark and north of the Eider (river) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Starkad (Old Norse: Starkaðr or Störkuðr; Latin: Starcaterus; in the Late Middle Ages also Starkodder; modern Danish: Stærkodder)The article Starkad in Nationalencyklopedin.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries; 952,058 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.
In Norse mythology, Sumarbrandr is the sword of Freyr, a Norse god associated with sunshine, summer and fair weather.
Sunnylven is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
In Norse mythology, Surtr (Old Norse "black"Orchard (1997:154). or "the swarthy one"Simek (2007:303–304)) is a jötunn.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
The Swedish History Museum (Historiska museet or Statens historiska museum) is a museum located in Stockholm, Sweden, that covers Swedish archaeology and cultural history from the Mesolithic period to present day.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (–) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.
Týr (Old Norse: Týr short.
The Temple at Uppsala was a religious center in the ancient Norse religion once located at what is now Gamla Uppsala (Swedish "Old Uppsala"), Sweden attested in Adam of Bremen's 11th-century work Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum and in Heimskringla, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century.
In Norse mythology, Thor (from Þórr) is the hammer-wielding god of thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, in addition to hallowing, and fertility.
Torpa is a former municipality in Oppland county, Norway.
Trøgstad is a municipality in Østfold county, Norway.
According to Tacitus's Germania (AD 98), Tuisto (or Tuisco) is the divine ancestor of the Germanic peoples.
A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
Ullensvang is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway.
Uppland is a historical province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden, just north of Stockholm, the capital.
Uppsala öd, Old Norse: Uppsala auðr or Uppsala øðr (Uppsala domains or wealth of Uppsala) was the name given to the collection of estates which was the property of the Swedish Crown in medieval Sweden.
Ursula Miriam Dronke (née Brown, 3 November 1920 – 8 March 2012Heather O'Donoghue,, The Guardian 25 March 2012.) was a medievalist and former Vigfússon Reader in Old Norse at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College.
In Norse mythology, the Vanir (singular Vanr) are a group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future.
Vatnsdœla saga is one of the sagas of Icelanders.
Västergötland, also known as West Gothland or the Latinized version Westrogothia in older literature, is one of the 25 traditional non-administrative provinces of Sweden (landskap in Swedish), situated in the southwest of Sweden.
Víga-Glúms saga is one of the Sagas of Icelanders.
Völuspá (Old Norse Vǫluspá or Vǫluspǫ́, Prophecy of the Völva (Seeress); reconstructed Old Norse, Modern Icelandic) is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda.
The Viking Age (793–1066 AD) is a period in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age.
The Ynglings were the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty, originating from Sweden.
Ynglinga saga is a legendary saga, originally written in Old Norse by the Icelandic poet and historian Snorri Sturluson about 1225.
Ynglingatal is a Skaldic poem cited by Snorri Sturluson in the Ynglinga saga, the first saga of Snorri's Heimskringla.
Yngvi, Old High German Inguin and Old English Ingƿine are names that relate to a theonym which appears to have been the older name for the god Freyr.
Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") was and is a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples.