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Flashcards in Norse Gods Deck (30):
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Odin

God of Wind, Son of Bor and Bestla, oldest and greatest of the gods, ruler of the gods, father of the mortals, god of war

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Frigg

Wife of Odin, most important goddess, knows everyone's fate but does not reveal it

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Thor

son of Odin and Frigg, second greatest god, strongest of all gods and mortals, god of thunder

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Balder

Son of Odin, and Frigg, most gentle and best loved of the gods

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Hoder

Son of Odin and Frigg, blind brother of Balder

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Hermod

Son of Odin and Frigg, God of Courage

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Bragi

Son of Odin and Frigg, husband of Idun, god of wisdom and poetry

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Idun

wife of Bragi, keeps the golden apples of eternal youth

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Njord

god of fertility, ruler of the winds and sea

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Frey/Freyr

son of Njord,god of fertility of the earth and of mortals, rulers of the sun and rain

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Freya

daughter of Njord, gives advice about love

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Heimdall

Ancient Indo-European god of fire

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Hoenir

Ancient Indo-european god, son of Bor and Bestla. After Ragnarok, ruler

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Loki

Son of two frost giants, considered a god, evil mischief-maker

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Hel

Monstrous daughter of Loki, ruler of the dead in Niflheim

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Ymir

the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood

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Surt

Fire Demon in Muspelheim

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Forseti

God of justice and truth

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Aegir

god of sea

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Tyr

God of war, single combat, and heroic glory

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Skadi

goddess of winter, the hunt, justice, Vengeance

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Sigyn

goddess of fidelity and devotion

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Sif

Wife of Thor whose golden hair was cut off by Loki.

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Fenrir

an enormous wolf that was fathered by Loki and that killed Odin

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Audhumla

the first cow. She arose from the thawed frost, and gave forth 4 streams of milk for the giant Ymir to drink. She licked the salty ice until a male figure appeared, named Buri. His descendants would take care of creation.

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Buri

male created by Audhumla when she licked the salty ice. He was handsome, tall and strong and had a son named Bor, who married Bestla.

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Bor

son of Buri, married to Bestla. They gave birth to the three creator gods, Odin, Vili and Ve.

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Bestla

Daughter of a frost giant

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Ve

Brother of Vili and Odin, Killed Ymir

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Vili

Brother of Odin and Ve, killed Ymir