Germanic Mythology

This Section contains an overview of Germanic Mythology – Germanic Gods and Goddesses – German Legend and Folklore

Astara

Astara

Astara Radiant Dawn Also known as: Easter; Eostre; Ostara Origin: Germanic Call her Easter: it’s her name. The various different ...
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Judika Illes

Berchta

Berchta Also known as: Bertha; Perchta; Frau Berta; Eisen Berta; Berchtli Origin: Germanic Bavaria is the ancient stronghold of Berchta, ...
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Berggeist

Berggeist

Berggeist Origin: Germanic Berggeist literally means “Mountain Spirit.” He is the spirit of iron mines. Each mine may have its ...
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Egil

Egil

Egil In Germanic mythology, peasant whom the god Thor visited several times. Thor would often leave his goats and chariot ...
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Einherjar

Einherjar

Einherjar In Germanic mythology, the warriors chosen by Odin. They reside at Valhalla and await the last great battle, Ragnarok ...
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Freischutz

Freischutz

Freischutz (German) The term freischutz means free shooter. It refers to a German folktale in which a marksman makes a ...
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Gaude, Frau

Gaude, Frau

Gaude, Frau Also known as: Frau Gode; Frau Wode Frau Gaude, the Boar Hound Goddess, roams the streets during the ...
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Herta

Herta

Herta Also known as: Hertha; Erda; Eartha; Nerthus Origin: Teutonic Herta, mysterious Germanic goddess, was eventually Demonized as a Queen ...
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Holda

Holda

Holda (also Holde, Hulda) Fierce Germanic goddess of the sky whose nocturnal rides with the souls of the unbaptized dead ...
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Hulda

Hulda

Hulda Also known as: Mother Holle; Frau Holle; Hulde Origin: Teutonic Hulda, a great and ancient goddess of birth and ...
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Hulden

Hulden

Hulden Origin: Teutonic The Hulden are German hill Fairies led by Hulda and serving as her entourage. Their fortunes have ...
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Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Lohengrin : In medieval German legend, the Knight of the Swan, son of Perceval (Parzival) and Conduiramour, defender of Else, ...
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Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei Origin: German Lorelei is the name of a spirit and the big rock in the Rhine River on which ...
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Lorlei

Lorlei

Lorlei (Loreley, Lurlei, Lorelei) In German literary folklore and in local legend, an enchantress with long blond hair who sits ...
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Maiden without Hands

Maiden without Hands

In German folklore, one of the tales in the Grimm Brothers collection. In their version a poor miller is promised ...
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Merseburg Charms

Merseburg Charms

Merseburg Charms : In German literary folklore, two charms in alliterative verse recorded from oral sources around 800 c.e. The ...
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Nix

Nix

Nix Also known as: Neck; Nicor; Nykur Origin: Teutonic Nixes are the male counterpart of the female Nixies, sea spirits ...
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Nixie

Nixie

Nixie Origin: Teutonic Nixies are female water spirits and freshwater mermaids. Their male counterparts are the Nixes. They live in ...
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Ondine

Ondine Also known as: Undine; Undina The legend of Ondine derives from Alsatian folklore but became especially popular as the ...
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Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin In medieval German legend, a magician who rid Hamelin of a rat plague in 1284. The ...
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Raven Stones

Raven Stones

Raven stones are in German folklore, magical lights made from the undigested eyes of executed criminals. Raven stones are so ...
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Tannhauser:

Tannhauser:

Tannhauser: A mediaeval German legend which relates how a minstrel and knight of that name, passing by the Herselber, or ...
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The Bethen

The Bethen

The Bethen Also known as: The Beden Origin: Germanic The Bethen are a triad of female spirits associated with fertility, ...
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The Wandering Jew

The Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew, The: A mediaeval German legend which has several forms. Through various writers, and differing in detail, the essential ...
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thieves’ lights

thieves’ lights

thieves’ lights In German folklore, magical lights made from the fingers of unborn children. Thieves’ lights are similar in purpose ...
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Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel (owl glass) In medieval German legend, a trickster. He was a native of Brunswick, Dietrich (Till) Ulenspegel, who ...
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Waldmichen

Waldmichen

Waldmichen The Wood Nymph Origin: Teutonic Waldmichen may be a title used for Hulda in Lower Saxony, or she may ...
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Walpurga

Walpurga

Walpurga Lady of Summer Also known as: Walpurgis; Waldborg; Walburga Winter is a persistent force that sometimes refuses to willingly ...
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Wild Hunt

Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt is in Celtic and Germanic folklore, a furious bunch of ghosts of the restless dead who ride ...
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This post was last modified on Oct 11, 2019 @ 08:48