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28.a # Nerthus

28.a # Nerthus

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Var was the goddess of marriage oaths and awareness. Var personifies an idealized concept of truth and honesty. Var and Vor were handmaidens of Frigga with Eir, and are invoked to witness oaths and to punish oathbreakers. Goddess of love-vows, she listens to (and punishes those who break) agreements between men and women. Newly married couples say her name when they take each other’s hands.

Var was the goddess of marriage oaths and awareness. Var personifies an idealized concept of truth and honesty. Var and Vor were handmaidens of Frigga with Eir, and are invoked to witness oaths and to punish oathbreakers. Goddess of love-vows, she listens to (and punishes those who break) agreements between men and women. Newly married couples say her name when they take each other’s hands.

George Pearson, The Dwarfs at Work. Dvergar or Norse dwarves (Old Norse dvergar, sing. dvergr) are entities in  Norse mythology associated with rocks, the earth, deathliness, luck, technology, craft, metal work,  wisdom, and greed. They are sometimes identified with Svartálfar ('black elves'), and Døkkálfar ('dark elves')

George Pearson, The Dwarfs at Work. Dvergar or Norse dwarves (Old Norse dvergar, sing. dvergr) are entities in Norse mythology associated with rocks, the earth, deathliness, luck, technology, craft, metal work, wisdom, and greed. They are sometimes identified with Svartálfar ('black elves'), and Døkkálfar ('dark elves')

In Norse mythology, Váli is a son of the god Odin and the giantess Rindr. He was birthed for the sole purpose of killing Höðr as revenge for Höðr's accidental murder of his twin brother, Baldr. He grew to full adulthood within one day of his birth, and slew Höðr. Váli is fated to survive Ragnarök.

In Norse mythology, Váli is a son of the god Odin and the giantess Rindr. He was birthed for the sole purpose of killing Höðr as revenge for Höðr's accidental murder of his twin brother, Baldr. He grew to full adulthood within one day of his birth, and slew Höðr. Váli is fated to survive Ragnarök.

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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have

Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs (Paperback)

Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have

The Norse god Týr, here identified with Mars.  From the 18th century Icelandic manuscript ÍB 299 4to, now in the care of the Icelandic National Library.

The Norse god Týr, here identified with Mars. From the 18th century Icelandic manuscript ÍB 299 4to, now in the care of the Icelandic National Library.

A Völva is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism, and a recurring motif in Norse mythology.  Völvas practiced seiðr,Spá and galdr, practices which encompassed shamanism, sorcery, prophecy and other forms of indigenous magic. Historical and mythological depictions of Völvas show that they were held in high esteem and they were held to possess such powers that even the father of the gods, Odin himself, consulted a Völva for what the future had in store for the gods.

A Völva is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism, and a recurring motif in Norse mythology. Völvas practiced seiðr,Spá and galdr, practices which encompassed shamanism, sorcery, prophecy and other forms of indigenous magic. Historical and mythological depictions of Völvas show that they were held in high esteem and they were held to possess such powers that even the father of the gods, Odin himself, consulted a Völva for what the future had in store for the gods.

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