2The BasicsGermanic Myths/Legends/Folklore actually covers a wide range of thingsWhen someone talks about Germanic Lore they are referencing Norse MythGermanic Legend effects us in our modern dayAncient Germanic Symbolism can still be seen to this day
8AESIR Principal race of gods in Norse mythology. ANDHRIMNIR The cook of the Aesir.ANGRBODA Goddess and wife of LokiASTRILD Goddess of love.ATLA Water goddess.AUDHUMLA The primeval cow, formed from the melting ice.BALDER Fairest of the godsBEYLA 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 FriggELLI Goddess of old age.FENRIR Also known as Fenris. The great wolf, child of Loki and AngrbodaFORSETI 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.
9GEFION 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 applesJORD Goddess of the primitive and unpopulated earth.JORMUNGAND The Midgard SerpentKARI 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.
10NJORD. 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 OdinSOL 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 cultureULL 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 warriorsVANIR A group of fertility and nature godsVAR Goddess of contracts and marriage agreementsVIDAR Son of Odin and the god of silence and vengeance.
11Thor 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
13WeaponsJormungand- staff made in the likeliness of Jormungand, the gigantic serpent that encircles the worldLaevateinn- 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 worldYtival- bow of pure silver, carried by the holy army when they descended from heavenYggdrasil- huge wooden club carved from the branch of Yggdrasil, the world tree
14Weapons of Bladr Baldr axe- axe forged from Baldr Baldr bow- bow forged from BaldrBaldr claw- claw forged from BaldrBaldr club- cudgel forged from BaldrBaldr spear- spear forged from BaldrBaldr sword- sword forged from Baldr
15Ragnarok/ The End Of The World by Micha F. LindemansRagnarok ("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.
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17Ragnarok (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
18Ragnarok (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").
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24Bluetooth name and symbol origin The LogoThe 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.