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Norse and mythology
The conception that diseases and death come from invisible shots sent by supernatural beings, or magicians is common in Germanic and Norse mythology.
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Alfheim (, " elf home ") is one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Light Elves in Norse mythology and appears also in Anglo-Scottish ballads under the form Elfhame ( Elphame, Elfame ) as a fairyland, sometimes modernized as Elfland ( Elfinland, Elvenland ).
Category: Locations in Norse mythology
In Norse mythology, Ask and Embla ( from Old Norse Askr ok Embla )— male and female respectively — were the first two humans, created by the gods.
Ægir ( Old Norse " sea ") is a sea giant, god of the ocean and king of the sea creatures in Norse mythology.
* Norse mythology
The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology and adopted by the Romans ; there are parallels in Norse mythology and in Egyptian mythology as well, where the Greek word aegis is applied by extension.
In Norse mythology, the dragon Fafnir ( best known in the form of a dragon slain by Sigurðr ) bears on his forehead the Ægis-helm ( ON ægishjálmr ), or Ægir's helmet, or more specifically the " Helm of Terror ".
Scholars have proposed that the bridge may have originally represented the Milky Way and have noted parallels between the bridge and another bridge in Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú.
Baldr ( also Balder, Baldur ) is a god in Norse mythology.
In Norse mythology, Breiðablik ( Broad-gleaming ) is the home of Baldr.
Category: Locations in Norse mythology
Bilskirnir ( Old Norse " lightning-crack ") is the hall of the god Thor in Norse mythology.
Category: Locations in Norse mythology
In Norse mythology, Brísingamen ( from Old Norse brisinga " flaming, glowing " and men " jewellery, ornament ") is the necklace of the goddess Freyja.
Category: Artifacts in Norse mythology
Bragi is the skaldic god of poetry in Norse mythology.

Norse and Bifröst
" He notes that the first element of Bilröst — bil ( meaning " a moment ")—" suggests the fleeting nature of the rainbow ," which he connects to the first element of Bifröstthe Old Norse verb bifa ( meaning " to shimmer " or " to shake ")— noting that the element provokes notions of the " lustrous sheen " of the bridge.
* Bifröst, a burning, rainbow bridge that reaches from the realm of mankind to the realm of the gods in Norse mythology
Although no major religion specifically refers to such a place for pets, the belief shows similarities with the Bifröst bridge of Norse mythology.

Norse and sometimes
The hero Wayland the Smith | Völundr the ' ruler of the elves ' ( vísi álfar ), sometimes thought to be Norse dwarves | dwarves, nicknamed ' dark elves ' ( dökkálfar )
The elf makes many appearances in ballads of English and Scottish origin, as well as folk tales, many involving trips to Elphame or Elfland ( the Álfheim of Norse mythology ), a mystical realm which is sometimes an eerie and unpleasant place.
Freyr ( sometimes anglicized Frey, from * frawjaz " lord ") is one of the most important gods of Norse paganism.
Frigg ( sometimes anglicized as Frigga ) is a major goddess in Norse paganism, a subset of Germanic paganism.
Sources from the 17th and 18th centuries speak of Norn ( sometimes identified as " Norse ", " Norwegian " or " Danish ") as being in a state of decline and generally indicate that the language remained stronger in Shetland than in Orkney.
Old Gutnish, the more obscure dialectal branch, is sometimes included in the Old East Norse dialect due to geographical associations.
Skíðblaðnir ( Old Norse ' assembled from thin pieces of wood '), sometimes anglicized as Skidbladnir or Skithblathnir, is the best of ships in Norse mythology.
In Old Norse sources, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves, sometimes live together ( usually as father-and-daughter or mother-and-son ), and are rarely described as helpful or friendly.
The tree of life appears in Norse religion as Yggdrasil, the world tree, a massive tree ( sometimes considered a yew or ash tree ) with extensive lore surrounding it.
There were two distinct classes of Viking ships: the ' longship ' ( sometimes erroneously called " drakkar ", a corruption of " dragon " in Norse ) and the ' knarr '.
In Norse mythology, Verðandi ( Old Norse, meaning possibly " happening " or " present "), sometimes anglicized as Verdandi or Verthandi, is one of the norns.
In Norse mythology, Víðarr ( Old Norse, possibly " wide ruler ", sometimes anglicized as Vidar, Vithar, Vidarr, and Vitharr ) is a god among the Æsir associated with vengeance.
Rollo ( c. 846 – c. 931 ), baptised Robert and so sometimes numbered Robert I to distinguish him from his descendants, was a Norse nobleman of Norwegian or Danish descent and founder and first ruler of the Viking principality in what soon became known as Normandy.
The Greek Ladon and the Norse Níðhöggr ( Nidhogg Nagar ) are sometimes described as serpents and sometimes as dragons.
In Norse mythology, Skaði ( sometimes anglicized as Skadi, Skade, or Skathi ) is a jötunn and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains.
One account by Ahmad ibn Fadlan as part of his account of an embassy to the Volga Bulgars in 921 claims that Norse warriors were sometimes buried with enslaved women with the belief that these women would become their wives in Valhalla.
Brynhildr ( sometimes spelled Brunhild, Brünnhilde, Brynhild ) is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Norse mythology, where she appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events.
Þrúðr ( Old Norse " strength "), sometimes anglicized as Thrúd or Thrud, is a daughter of the major god Thor in Norse mythology.

Norse and is
In Norse religion, Asgard ( Old Norse: Ásgarðr ; meaning " Enclosure of the Æsir ") is one of the Nine Worlds and is the country or capital city of the Norse Gods surrounded by an incomplete wall attributed to a Hrimthurs riding the stallion Svaðilfari, according to Gylfaginning.
According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Asgard is derived from Old Norse āss, god + garðr, enclosure ; from Indo-European roots ansu-spirit, demon ( see cognate ahura ) + gher-grasp, enclose ( see cognates garden and yard ).< ref >; See also ansu-and gher -< sup > 1 </ sup > in " Appendix I: Indo-European Roots " in the same work .</ ref >
Álfheim as an abode of the Elves is mentioned only twice in Old Norse texts.
Old Norse askr literally means " ash tree " but the etymology of embla is uncertain, and two possibilities of the meaning of embla are generally proposed.
( from Icelandic for " Æsir faith ", pronounced, in Old Norse ) is a form of Germanic neopaganism which developed in the United States from the 1970s.
is an Icelandic ( and equivalently Old Norse ) term consisting of two parts.
The first is -, genitive of, denoting one of the group of Norse heathen gods called.
The term is the Old Norse / Icelandic translation of, a neologism coined in the context of 19th century romantic nationalism, used by Edvard Grieg in his 1870 opera Olaf Trygvason.
( plural ), the term used to identify those who practice Ásatrú is a compound with ( Old Norse ) " man ".
A Goði or Gothi ( plural goðar ) is the historical Old Norse term for a priest and chieftain in Norse paganism.
Ægir is an Old Norse word meaning " terror " and the name of a destructive giant associated with the sea ; ægis is the genitive ( possessive ) form of ægir and has no direct relation to Greek aigis.
The exact derivation is unclear, with the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates.

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