Anglo-Saxon Mythology Submitted Names
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ÆSCFERÐ m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The first element of this name is Old English æsc
"ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð
"soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð
) or a variant form of Old English friþ
"peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith
ÆSCHERE m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from the Old English elements æsc
"ash tree" and here
"army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
BÆLDÆG m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder
. Made up of the Old English elements bæl
, of disputed origin, and dæg
, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.
BRECA m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Breca (sometimes spelled Breoca) was a Bronding who, according to the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, was Beowulf’s childhood friend.
EARENDEL m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English cognate of the Germanic name Auriwandalo
, from Proto-Germanic *Auziwandilaz
, composed of *auzi
"dawn" and *wandilaz
"wandering, fluctuating, variable". Ēarendel occurs in the Old English poem Christ I
as a personification of the morning star; the following couplet (from lines 104-5, translated from the Old English) influenced J. R. R. Tolkien's portrayal of Middle-earth and his character Eärendil
: "Hail Earendel brightest of angels, / over Middle Earth sent to men."
HABETROT f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
A figure in folklore of the Border counties of Northern England and Lowland Scotland associated with spinning and the spinning wheel. ... [more]
INGELD m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Old English name, possibly derived from the Old English intensive prefix in
- and geld
"payment, tribute". This was the name of a legendary prince of the Heathobards who appears in Anglo-Saxon tales, including the 8th-century epic poem Beowulf
RHEDA f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Latinized from Old English Hrêðe
, possibly meaning "the famous" or "the victorious". Goddess connected with the month Rhedmonth (which is the equivalent of modern day March).
WEALHÞEOW f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Composed of Old English wealh
"foreigner, Celt, slave" and þeow
"servant". Wealhþeow is a queen of the Danes as the wife of king Hroðgar
in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'.