Eir (“help, mercy”) is a Goddess of healing and shamanic healers, companion of the goddess Frigg . Lyfjaberg (“hill of healing) is where the goddess sits surrounded by her helpful spirits.
“How to pray to Odin ”, in an appropriate way. You can invite him to your place by saying his name. Norse gods prefer flattering words, hence, you can call Odin “a wise wandered”. The last step is saying the purpose of your request, reason you invite him, what things you wish to be granted.
HOW DID THE VIKINGS WORSHIP THEIR GODS? The Vikings worshiped their gods in the open air, choosing natural landmarks such as big rocks, unusual trees, and waterfalls. Their most important gods were Odin, the god of knowledge, Thor, the god of metalwork and thunder, and Frey, the goddess of fertility.
The supreme deity of Norse mythology and the greatest among the Norse gods was Odin , the Allfather of the Aesir. He was the awe-inspiring ruler of Asgard, and most revered immortal, who was on an unrelenting quest for knowledge with his two ravens, two wolves and the Valkyries.
An inured person sought a healer (læknir) for medical assistance.
Daughter of Asclepius and sister of Hygieia , Panacea was a goddess of healing by way of curative medicine. Her name gives us the word panacea, which refers to a cure-all for disease. She was said to carry a magic potion, which she used to heal people with any illness at all.
Described as an immensely wise, one-eyed old man, Odin has by far the most varied characteristics of any of the gods and is not only the man to call upon when war was being prepared but is also the god of poetry, of the dead, of runes, and of magic.
I ask thee, Lord of Justice, to bring forth Justice. Take action against the one who betrayed us, who broke oaths sworn to us. We acted with honor, and were met with dishonor. I ask you, Lord Tyr , grant us justice, so that others may not be brought down or brought harm because of me.
In chapter 42, High describes that “right at the beginning, when the gods were settling” they had established Asgard and then built Valhalla . The death of the god Baldr is recounted in chapter 49, where the mistletoe that is used to kill Baldr is described as growing west of Valhalla .
Old Norse religion, also known as Norse paganism , is the most common name for a branch of Germanic religion which developed during the Proto- Norse period, when the North Germanic peoples separated into a distinct branch of the Germanic peoples. It was replaced by Christianity during the Christianization of Scandinavia.
Old Norse , Old Nordic , or Old Scandinavian was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements from about the 7th to the 15th centuries.
Meet two present-day Vikings who aren’t only fascinated by the Viking culture – they live it. The Vikings are warriors of legend. In the old Viking country on the west coast of Norway, there are people today who live by their forebears’ values, albeit the more positive ones.
Viking names Arne: eagle. Birger: keeper. Bjørn: bear. Bo: the resident. Erik: absolute ruler. Frode: wise and clever. Gorm: he who worships god. Halfdan: the half Danish.
Here they praise the gods and make offerings to them. They honour the gods by drinking a toast to them and eating a feast. The toast may, for example, be to the fertility gods Njörd and Frej to wish for prosperity and a good harvest. Afterwards the modern believers make a personal toast.
Odin is the most powerful of the Asgardian gods. Possessing the massive energy source called the Odinpower, or Odinforce, Odin’s physical abilities are augmented, including superhuman strength , lifting up to 75 tons, superhuman durability, and regenerative powers.