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1 Germanic Myths/ Legends/ Folklores
Alois ( Evan Walsh ) Worlds Tree, Yggdrasil

2 The Basics Germanic Myths/Legends/Folklore actually covers a wide range of things When someone talks about Germanic Lore they are referencing Norse Myth Germanic Legend effects us in our modern day Ancient Germanic Symbolism can still be seen to this day

3 Germanic Countries

4 Germanic Myth Applies To These Countries
Germany Denmark Iceland Faroese Islands England Sweden Norway Finland Netherlands and Some parts of other European Countries


6 Northern Europe ( To Give A Better Idea Of Where The Faroe Islands Are)

7 A List Of Gods A-Z

8 AESIR Principal race of gods in Norse mythology.
ANDHRIMNIR The cook of the Aesir. ANGRBODA Goddess and wife of Loki ASTRILD Goddess of love. ATLA Water goddess. AUDHUMLA The primeval cow, formed from the melting ice. BALDER Fairest of the gods BEYLA The servant of Freyr. BORGHILD Goddess of the evening mist or moon, she slays the sun each evening. BRAGI God of poets and the patron of all skaldi (poets) in Norse culture. BRONO The son of Balder. He is the god of daylight. BYLGIA Water goddess. DAGUR The personification of day, he drives the day chariot across the sky. DISEN A group of goddess in old Norse mythology. Called the "Dis of the Vanir". EIR Goddess of healing and shamanic healers, companion of the goddess Frigg ELLI Goddess of old age. FENRIR Also known as Fenris. The great wolf, child of Loki and Angrboda FORSETI God of justice who settles court disputes in his gilded hall. FREYA Goddess of love, beauty and sensuality. FREYR God of fertility, sun and rain. FRIGG Wife of Odin and the goddess of marriage and fertility.

9 GEFION Goddess of agriculture and the plough.
GERD The wife of Freyr and a goddess of fertility. She is the personification of the fertile soil. HEIMDALL God of light and protection. HEL The goddess of death and ruler of the realm of the dead. HERMOD The messenger of the gods. Often equated to the Greek god Hermes. HOD Blind god of darkness and winter. HOLLER God of disease and destruction. IDUN Goddess of the spring, eternal youth and the keeper of the golden apples JORD Goddess of the primitive and unpopulated earth. JORMUNGAND The Midgard Serpent KARI Leader of the storm giants. KVASIR The wisest of the Vanir gods. LAGA Goddess of wells and springs. LOFN Goddess of forbidden love, who blesses all illicit love affairs. LOKI Trickster god of the Norse, concerned with thievery, magic and fire. MAGNI Son of Thor and god of brute strength. MANI God of the moon and brother of the sun goddess Sol. MIMING Minor forest god. MIMIR Wisest god of the Aesir, sent in a hostage trade to the rival Vanir gods. MODI God of battle wrath, he was the leader of the berserkers.

10 NJORD. God of the sea, wind and fire
NJORD God of the sea, wind and fire. He bestows good fortune to those on the sea. NORNS The triple goddesses of fate and destiny. NOTT Goddess of night who mans the night-charion in it's track through the sky. ODIN The chief god of the Aesir and most important of the Norse deities. RAN Goddess of storms and the drowned dead. SAGA Goddess of poetry and history. SIF Wife of Thor, and possibly an ancient fertility goddess. SJOFN Goddess of love, passion and marital harmony. SKADI A frost giant and goddess of winter. SLEIPNIR The eight-legged horse of Odin SOL Goddess of the sun, who guides the sun-chariot through the sky. SYN Goddess of watchfulness and truth. THOR Thunder-god and the protector of men and gods. TYR The original god of war in the Germanic culture ULL God of justice and duelling, archery and skiing. VALI Son of Odin, and the god born to avenge the death of Balder. VALKYRIES The battle-maidens, who choose the best warriors VANIR A group of fertility and nature gods VAR Goddess of contracts and marriage agreements VIDAR Son of Odin and the god of silence and vengeance.

11 Thor Odinson Sigmund- sword tempered with lightning by Thor
Scourage of Thor- Thor's whip that calls lightning when wielded. Mjollnir- colossal hammer of Thor, the thunder god

12 Pictures of A Valkyrie (left) And Freya (right)

13 Weapons Jormungand- staff made in the likeliness of Jormungand, the gigantic serpent that encircles the world Laevateinn- the flaming sword of Surt, said to comsume the world by fire at the time of Ragnarok. Undabrunn- axe found in the fountain located at the very bottom of the world Ytival- bow of pure silver, carried by the holy army when they descended from heaven Yggdrasil- huge wooden club carved from the branch of Yggdrasil, the world tree

14 Weapons of Bladr Baldr axe- axe forged from Baldr
Baldr bow- bow forged from Baldr Baldr claw- claw forged from Baldr Baldr club- cudgel forged from Baldr Baldr spear- spear forged from Baldr Baldr sword- sword forged from Baldr

15 Ragnarok/ The End Of The World
by Micha F. Lindemans Ragnarok ("Doom of the Gods"), also called Gotterdammerung, means the end of the cosmos in Norse mythology. It will be preceded by Fimbulvetr, the winter of winters. Three such winters will follow each other with no summers in between. Conflicts and feuds will break out, even between families, and all morality will disappear. This is the beginning of the end. The wolf Skoll will finally devour the sun, and his brother Hati will eat the moon, plunging the earth [into] darkness. The stars will vanish from the sky. The cock Fjalar will crow to the giants and the golden cock Gullinkambi will crow to the gods. A third cock will raise the dead.

16 Cocktrice- Poultry That Can Turn You To Stone Or Petrify You!!!!

17 Ragnarok (Cont.) The earth will shudder with earthquakes, and every bond and fetter will burst, freeing the terrible wolf Fenrir. The sea will rear up because Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent, is twisting and writhing in fury as he makes his way toward the land. With every breath, Jormungand will stain the soil and the sky with his poison. The waves caused by the serpent's emerging will set free the ship Naglfar, and with the giant Hymir as their commander, the giants will sail towards the battlefield. From the realm of the dead a second ship will set sail, and this ship carries the inhabitants of hell, with Loki as their helmsman. The fire giants, led by the giant Surt, will leave Muspell in the south to join against the gods. Surt, carrying a sword that blazes like the sun itself, will scorch the earth. Meanwhile, Heimdall will sound his horn, calling the sons of Odin and the heroes to the battlefield. From all the corners of the world, gods, giants, dwarves, demons and elves will ride towards the huge plain of Vigrid ("battle shaker") where the last battle will be fought. Odin will engage Fenrir in battle, and Thor will attack Jormungand. Thor will victorious, but the serpent's poison will gradually kill the god of thunder. Surt will seek out the swordless

18 Ragnarok (cont) Freyr, who will quickly succumb to the giant. The one-handed Tyr will fight the monstrous hound Garm and they will kill each other. Loki and Heimdall, age-old enemies, will meet for a final time, and neither will survive their encounter. The fight between Odin and Fenrir will rage for a long time, but finally Fenrir will seize Odin and swallow him. Odin's son Vidar will at once leap towards the wolf and kill him with his bare hands, ripping the wolf's jaws apart. Then Surt will fling fire in every direction. The nine worlds will burn, and friends and foes alike will perish. The earth will sink into the sea. After the destruction, a new and idyllic world will arise from the sea and will be filled with abundant supplies. Some of the gods will survive, others will be reborn. Wickedness and misery will no longer exist and gods and men will live happily together. The descendants of Lif and Lifthrasir will inhabit this earth. Ragnarök does not mean "Twilight of the Gods"; that phrase is the result of a famous mistranslation. "Ragnarökr" or "Ragnarøkr" means "doom of the powers" or "destruction of the powers" (where "powers" means "gods").

19 Pictures of Ragnarok (from Soul Eater XD)

20 Pictures of Ragnarok ( For Real This Time)

21 The 9 Realms of The Norse World And Worlds Tree, Yggdrasil

22 Germanic/Norse Runes

23 The Bluetooth Symbol is actually a Germanic Symbol

24 Bluetooth name and symbol origin
The Logo The Bluetooth logo is one of the most familiar logos in the technology industry. It used the Runic alphabet characters for "H" and "B," the initials of its namesake, King Harald Bluetooth. King Harald's actual name was King Harald Batand. It is said he was given the nickname "Bluetooth" because of his love of eating teeth-staining blueberries.

25 Biblography

26 Bilbography (Cont.) Cotterell, Arthur. The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends. New York: Macmillan, Print. "Ragnarok." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online. <>

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