The word “saga”, probably mean “What is told”. Norse sagas are similar to epic, but usually refer to works compiled during medieval Iceland. Saga is usually a narrative, either in poems or prose, dealing with historical, legendary and mythical subjects, written in Old Norse, during the 13th-14th century.
Viking gods and goddesses all had their own personalities, and many stories were told about their adventures. The chief gods were Odin, Thor, and Frey. Odin was the god of wisdom and war, Thor was the god of thunder and protector of mankind, and Frey was the god of fertility and generosity.
Name Meaning Astrid saga names, meanings not given Andras breath Anselma protected by God Arna eagle Arnbjorg eagle protection Arndis eagle spirit Arnora light eagle Ase, Asta tree Ashild, Ashilde, Ashilda God-fighting Aslaug devoted to God Astrid, Asta, Astra, Astred, Astryr, Astrud divine strength Aud, Auda wealthy Audhild, Audhilde, Audhilda wealthy warrior woman Bera spirited Bergdis.
The supreme god of the Norse pantheon, the most worshipped among Viking gods. Odin corresponds to West Germanic Woden or Wotan. Etymology of his name points to poetic inspiration and shamanic ecstasy. As it seems, initially Odin was a patron of military unions and initiations, as well as a sorcerer god.
Name Meaning Aesir, Aegir of the gods Aevar - (Son of Ketil), Alfarinn, Alfarin, An, Armod, Arni, Asgrim, Askel, Askell, Aslak, Asolf, Asrod, Asvald, Avaldamon, Avang saga names, meanings not given Afi grandfather Alf elf Alfgeir elf spear Alfrothul of the sun Alvis, Alviss wise Ander Norse from of Andrew (manly) Aricin, Arkin, Arkyn son of the eternal king (generally Odin) Arild battle.
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Odin was the king of the gods Worshipped by the Norse. He had a long beard But what's really weird, Is he rode an 8-legged horse. There were lots of other gods and goddesses, Like Freya - pretty and sweet, And mighty Thor, God of thunder and war, And Loki, with his lies and deceit.
The Norse mythology, preserved in such ancient Icelandic texts as the Poetic Edda, the Prose Edda, and other lays and sagas, was little known outside Scandinavia until the 19th century. With the widespread publication of Norse myths and legends at this time, references to the Norse gods and heroes spread into European literary culture, especially in Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain.