Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell ). Consciousness is not locked up within one organ (the brain) of one species (humanity). After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir. VÖlund m Norse Mythology Scandinavian form of wieland. Frea f Norse Mythology Variant of freya. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun. Alfr m, norse Mythology, old Norse form. The, vikings were seafaring raiders, conquerors, explorers, settlers, and traders from modern-day Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland who ventured throughout much of the world during the Viking Age (roughly CE). Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
This prioritization of the story over the concept is due to the animistic nature of the pre-Christian Germanic religion. In Norse haunted America by patricia nelson limerick mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry. Heimir m Norse Mythology, Icelandic Norse cognate of hama. Here are the major tales that comprise this cycle, in roughly chronological order: The Creation of the Cosmos, the Creation of the First Humans. The Binding of Fenrir, the Tale of Utgarda-Loki, thor Fishing for Jormungand. Borghildr f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Old Norse form of borghild. Cassell's Dictionary of Norse Myth Legend.