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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.
Category: Locations in Norse mythology
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, Bifröst ( or sometimes Bilröst ) is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard ( the world ) and Asgard, the realm of the gods.
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 dragon
There were two distinct classes of Viking ships: the ' longship ' ( sometimes erroneously called " drakkar ", a corruption of " dragon " in Norse ) and the ' knarr '.
In Germanic mythology, serpent ( Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr ) is used interchangeable with the Greek borrowing dragon ( OE: draca, OHG: trahho, ON: dreki ).
Níðhöggr gnaws the roots of Yggdrasil in this illustration from a 17th century Icelandic manuscript. Similarly Níðhöggr ( Nidhogg Nagar ) the dragon of Norse mythology eats from the roots of the Yggdrasil, the World Tree.
In Norse mythology, Níðhöggr ( Malice Striker, often anglicized Nidhogg ) is a dragon who gnaws at a root of the World Tree, Yggdrasill.
* The computer-game Magicka is based on Norse mythology, players fight the dragon ' Fafnir ' later in-game.
* Norse dragon
The word for dragon in Germanic mythology and its descendants is worm ( Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr ), meaning snake or serpent.
In Norse mythology, Gram ( Old Norse " wrath ") is the name of the sword that Sigurd ( Siegfried ) used to kill the dragon Fafnir.
It shows two Norse dragon heads ( as seen on the gables of Borgund stave church ).
* In Norse mythology, Odin transformed Svipdag into a dragon because Svipdag had angered him.
The name ‘ Ormskirk ’ is Old Norse in origin and is derived from Ormres kirkja, from a personal name, Ormr ( which means " serpent " or dragon ), and the Old Norse word for church.
Obviously the name means “ aboriginal abyss ,” or in the terser German, Urgrund, and we have reason to believe it to be a translation of the Babylonian Tiamat,the Deep .”< p > The Chinese legend tells us that P ’ an-Ku ’ s bones changed to rocks ; his flesh to earth ; his marrow, teeth and nails to metals ; his hair to herbs and trees ; his veins to rivers ; his breath to wind ; and his four limbs became pillars marking the four corners of the world, — which is a Chinese version not only of the Norse myth of the Giant Ymir, but also of the Babylonian story of Tiamat .< p > Illustrations of P ’ an-Ku represent him in the company of supernatural animals that symbolize old age or immortality, viz., the tortoise and the crane ; sometimes also the dragon, the emblem of power, and the phoenix, the emblem of bliss .< p > When the earth had thus been shaped from the body of P ’ an-Ku, we are told that three great rivers successively governed the world: first the celestial, then the terrestrial, and finally the human sovereign.
Lindworm ( cognate with Old Norse linnormr ' constrictor snake ', Norwegian linnorm ' dragon ', Swedish, lindorm, Danish, lindorm ' serpent ', German Lindwurm ' dragon ') in British heraldry, is a technical term for a wingless bipedal dragon often with a venomous bite.
Generally, the word lindworm stood for the Latin word draco ( whence Norse dreki ), thus could refer to any draconic creature, from a real life constrictor snake to a legendary dragon.
The dragon Fáfnir from the Norse Völsunga saga appears in the German Nibelungenlied as a lindwurm that lived near Worms.
But in the Titans version, he summons the dragon Nidhogg to defeat the Norse Titan Ymir.
In Norse iconography, the depiction of a horse carrying a chest was sufficient to represent Grani carrying the treasure after Sigurd had slain the dragon Fafnir.
The title refers to Ouroboros ( Jörmungandr in Norse mythology ), the snake or dragon that swallows its own tail and therefore has no terminus ( in Old English, the word " worm " could mean a serpent or dragon ).

Norse and Fafnir
Sigurd | Siegfried kills Fafnir ( Norse mythology ) | Fafner, by Arthur Rackham
* Fafnir, a dragon from Norse mythology, originally a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin and Otr

Norse and best
Heimskringla is the best known of the Old Norse kings ' sagas.
Skíðblaðnir ( Old Norse ' assembled from thin pieces of wood '), sometimes anglicized as Skidbladnir or Skithblathnir, is the best of ships in Norse mythology.
Icelandic has the best preserved inflectional system of the Norse languages and the Prose Edda was also written in old Icelandic.
Völuspá ( Old Norse Vǫluspá, Prophecy of the Völva ( Seeress ); Modern Icelandic, reconstructed Old Norse ) is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda.
The bragarfull " promise-cup " or bragafull " best cup " or " chieftain's cup " ( compare Bragi ) was in Norse culture a particular drinking from a cup or drinking horn on ceremonial occasions, often involving the swearing of oaths when the cup or horn was drunk by a chieftain or passed around and drunk by those assembled.
He defined this form as the one that best showed the connection to related words, with similar words, and with the forms in Old Norse.
" This prince of Argyll is one of the best known historical figures from the Gàidhealtachd of Scotland, and is known in Gaelic as Somairle mac Gille Brigte, although his Norse name, Somarlidi, has the literal meaning of " summer traveller ", a common name for a Viking.
As some other Dalecarlian vernaculars spoken north of the Lake Siljan, Elfdalian retains numerous old grammatical and phonological features that have not changed considerably since Old Norse and is considered to be the most conservative and best preserved vernacular within the Dalecarlian branch.
The best documented version was that of 10th and 11th century Norse religion, although other information can be found from Anglo-Saxon and Continental Germanic sources.
Blommér's best known works are based on Norse mythology and folklore.
The bragarfull " promise-cup " or bragafull " best cup " or " chieftain's cup " was in Norse culture a particular drinking from a cup or drinking horn on ceremonial occasions, often involving the swearing of oaths when the cup or horn was drunk by a chieftain or passed around and drunk by those assembled.

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