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Norse Mythology

Aesir Chief gods of Asgard.
Andvari Dwarf; robbed of gold and magic ring by Loki.
Angerbotha (Angrbotha) Giantess; mother by Loki of Fenrir, Hel, and Midgard serpent.
Asgard (Asgarth) Abode of gods.
Ask (Aske, Askr) First man; created by Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
Asynjur Goddesses of Asgard.
Atli Second husband of Gudrun; invited Gunnar and Hogni to his court, where they were slain by Gudrun.
Audhumia (Audhumbla) Cow that nourished Ymir; created Buri by licking ice cliff.
Balder (Baldr, Baldur) God of light, spring, peace, joy; son of Odin; slain by Hoth at instigation of Loki.
Bifrost Rainbow bridge connecting Midgard and Asgard.
Bragi (Brage) God of poetry; husband of Ithunn.
Branstock Great oak in hall of Volsungs; into it, Odin thrust Gram, which only Sigmund could draw forth.
Brynhild Valkyrie; wakened from magic sleep by Sigurd; married Gunnar; instigated death of Sigurd; killed herself and was burned on pyre beside Sigurd.
Bur (Bor) Son of Buri; father of Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
Buri (Bori) Progenitor of gods; father of Bur; created by Audhumla.
Embla First woman; created by Odin, Hoenir, and Lothur.
Fafnir Son of Rodmar, whom he slew for gold in Otter's skin; in form of dragon, guarded gold; slain by Sigurd.
Fenrir Wolf; offspring of Loki; swallows Odin at Ragnarok and is slain by Vitharr.
Forseti Son of Balder.
Frey (Freyr) God of fertility and crops; son of Njorth; originally one of Vanir.
Freya (Freyja) Goddess of love and beauty; sister of Frey; originally one of Vanir.
Frigg (Frigga) Goddess of sky; wife of Odin.
Garm Watchdog of Hel; slays, and is slain by, Tyr at Ragnarok.
Gimle Home of blessed after Ragnarok.
Giuki King of Nibelungs; father of Gunnar, Hogni, Guttorm, and Gudrun.
Glathsehim (Gladsheim) Hall of gods in Asgard.
Gram (meaning Angry) Sigmund's sword; rewelded by Regin; used by Sigurd to slay Fafnir.
Greyfell Sigmund's horse; descended from Sleipnir.
Grimhild Mother of Gudrun; administered magic potion to Sigurd which made him forget Brynhild.
Gudrun Daughter of Giuki; wife of Sigurd; later wife of Atli and Jonakr.
Gunnar Son of Giuki; in his semblance Sigurd won Brynhild for him; slain at hall of Atli.
Guttorm Son of Giuki; slew Sigurd at Brynhild's request.
Heimdall (Heimdallr) Guardian of Asgard.
Hel Goddess of dead and queen of underworld; daughter of Loki.
Hiordis Wife of Sigmund; mother of Sigurd.
Hoenir One of creators of Ask and Embla; son of Bur.
Hogni Son of Giuki; slain at hall of Atli.
Hoth (Hoder, Hodur) Blind god of night and darkness; slayer of Balder at instigation of Loki.
Ithunn (Ithun, Iduna) Keeper of golden apples of youth; wife of Bragi.
Jonakr Third husband of Gudrun.
Jormunrek Slayer of Swanhild; slain by sons of Gudrun.
Jotunnheim (Jotunheim) Abode of giants.
Lif and Lifthrasir First man and woman after Ragnarok.
Loki God of evil and mischief; instigator of Balder's death.
Lothur (Lodur) One of creators of Ask and Embla.
Midgard (Midgarth) Abode of mankind; the earth.
Midgard Serpent Sea monster; offspring of Loki; slays, and is slain by, Thor at Ragnarok.
Mimir Giant; guardian of well in Jotunnheim at root of Yggdrasill; knower of past and future.
Mjollnir Magic hammer of Thor.
Nagifar Ship to be used by giants in attacking Asgard at Ragnarok; built from nails of dead men.
Nanna Wife of Balder.
Nibelungs Dwellers in northern kingdom ruled by Giuki.
Niflheim (Nifelheim) Outer region of cold and darkness; abode of Hel.
Njorth Father of Frey and Freya; originally one of Vanir.
Norns Demigoddesses of fate: Urth (Urdur) (past), Verthandi (Verdandi) (present), Skuld (future).
Odin (Othin) Head of Aesir; creator of world with Vili and Ve; equivalent to Woden (Wodan, Wotan) in Teutonic mythology.
Otter Son of Rodmar; slain by Loki; his skin filled with gold hoard of Andvari to appease Rodmar.
Ragnarok Final destruction of present world in battle between gods and giants; some minor gods will survive, and Lif and Lifthrasir will repeople world.
Regin Blacksmith; son of Rodmar; foster-father of Sigurd.
Rerir King of Huns; son of Sigi.
Rodmar Father of Regin, Otter, and Fafnir; demanded Otter's skin be filled with gold; slain by Fafnir, who stole gold.
Sif Wife of Thor.
Siggeir King of Goths; husband of Signy; he and his sons slew Volsung and his sons, except Sigmund; slain by Sigmund and Sinflotli.
Sigi King of Huns; son of Odin.
Sigmund Son of Volsung; brother of Signy, who bore him Sinflotli; husband of Hiordis, who bore him Sigurd.
Signy Daughter of Volsung; sister of Sigmund; wife of Siggeir; mother by Sigmund of Sinflotli.
Sigurd Son of Sigmund and Hiordis; wakened Brynhild from magic sleep; married Gudrun; slain by Guttorm at instigation of Brynhild.
Sigyn Wife of Loki.
Sinflotli Son of Sigmund and Signy.
Skuld One of several Norns: Demigoddesses of fate: Urth (Urdur) (Past), Verthandi (Verdandi) (Present), Skuld (Future).
Sleipnir (Sleipner) Eight-legged horse of Odin.
Surt (Surtr) Fire demon; slays Frey at Ragnarok.
Svartalfaheim Abode of dwarfs.
Swanhild Daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun; slain by Jormunrek.
Thor God of thunder; oldest son of Odin; equivalent to Germanic deity Donar.
Tyr God of war; son of Odin; equivalent to Tiu in Teutonic mythology.
Ull (Ullr) Son of Sif; stepson of Thor.
Urth One of several Norns: Demigoddesses of fate: Urth (Urdur) (past), Verthandi (Verdandi) (present), Skuld (future).
Valhalla (Valhall) Great hall in Asgard where Odin received souls of heroes killed in battle.
Vali Odin's son: Ragnarok survivor.
Valkyries Virgins, messengers of Odin, who selected heroes to die in battle and took them to Valhalla; generally considered as nine in number.
Vanir Early race of gods; three survivors, Njorth, Frey, and Freya, are associated with Aesir.
Ve Brother of Odin; one of creators of world.
Verthandi One of several Norns: Demigoddesses of fate: Urth (Urdur) (past), Verthandi (Verdandi) (present), Skuld (future).
Vili Brother of Odin; one of creators of world.
Vingolf Abode of goddesses in Asgard.
Vitharr (Vithar) Son of Odin; survivor of Ragnarok.
Volsung Descendant of Odin, and father of Signy, Sigmund; his descendants were called Volsungs.
Yggdrasill Giant ash tree springing from body of Ymir and supporting universe; its roots extended to Asgard, Jotunnheim, and Niffheim.
Ymir (Ymer) Primeval frost giant killed by Odin, Vili, and Ve; world created from his body; also, from his body sprang Yggdrasill.

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