Showing posts with label Þórr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Þórr. Show all posts

15 May 2014

Published, edited, images added and comentary (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
the gaulish (celtic) cognate-thundergod, Tiranis

(by the way, the 'anglo-saxons' never called /ð/ . is the icelandic/western-ON name. In OE, its name was ðæt as in that)
In Norse mythology,(Norse should be referred to as northgermanic "NGmc") Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak-trees, strength, mankind's shielding i.e., protection, and also hallowing, healing and bearfullness (fertility).

20 April 2011

germanic religion (proto-germanic terms)

Common-germanic religion See posting
(the forms of the words below are much older than in my other blogposts, they seems to be in proto-germanic. Kenneth S. Doig)
The article lists gods and goddesses (Ansewez, Wanizaz) that may be reconstructed for Proto-Germanic or Common Germanic Migration period paganism, or which figure in both West and North Germanic mythology. See list of Germanic deities and heroes for a complete list of Germanic deities, including deities that are not sufficiently attested enough to produce Common Germanic reconstructions.


  • Wōdanaz, "lord of poetic/mantic inspiration", "Germanic Mercury", Norse Óðinn (often Anglicized Odin or, especially in older texts, Othin), Old English Wōden, Old High German Wuotan.
  • Þunraz, "thunder", "Germanic Jupiter", Norse Þórr (Thor), West Germanic Donar, Old English Þunor.
  • Teiwaz, god of war and early sky god, "Germanic Mars", Norse Týr, Old English Tiw, Old High German Ziu, continues Indo-European Dyeus.
  • Nerþuz, described by Tacitus as Mother Earth, possibly continued in Norse Njǫrðr (Njord, Njorth).
  • Mother Earth
  • Frijjō, "wife" (specifically here the wife of Wōdanaz), Old English Frige, Norse Frigg, cf. Sanskrit priyā "mistress, wife".
  • Frijja, daughter of Njǫrðr, Norse Freyja, Old High German Frouwa, Old English Frēo meaning "lady", cf. Gothic Fráujo "lady, mistress", German "Frau", Swedish "Fru." There is some etymological confusion behind both these words and Frijjō/Frigg/Frige.
  • Fullō, goddess—or *Fullaz, god—of riches, plenty. Corresponds to Norse Fulla.
  • Ermunaz, Saxon god (speculative, based on Nennius' Armenon). The word means "strong" or "exalted" (Old High German ermen, Old Norse

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