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DWALIN m Literature, Germanic Mythology
The name of a dwarf character in 'The Hobbit' by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien took the name from the catalogue of dwarves (dvergatal
) in the 'Poetic Edda'. The name means something like "sleeping" (from Old Norse dvalen
LAURIN m German, Germanic Mythology
Old German name of uncertain origin. In recent years it has been debated that Laurin might be derived from Latin laurinus
"crowned with laurels".... [more]
LORELEY f Germanic Mythology, Spanish
Older German form of LORELEI
. This was the pen name of Mexican writer María Luisa Garza (1887-1980). It is also borne by Argentine model and actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato (1987-), the wife of Canadian singer Michael Bublé.
NIX m Germanic Mythology
This is the name of masculine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus
"wash". See also NIXE
for the female counterpart(s).
NIXE f Germanic Mythology
This is the name of feminine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus
"wash". See also NIX
for the male counterpart(s).
OSTARA f Germanic Mythology, Popular Culture
Hypothetical Old High German form of the name of a Germanic goddess of fertility and spring (probably originally of sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox), reconstructed by linguist Jacob Grimm... [more]
PERCHTA f Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Old High German word beraht
meaning "bright", this was the name of a goddess worshiped in Austria, Baveria, Baden, Swabia, Switzerland and Slovenia.
RÜBEZAHL m Germanic Mythology
In Silesian legends, Rübezahl is the 'lord of the mountains' in the Riesengebirge
. He is also described as a 'prince of gnomes'.... [more]
SAHSNOT m Old Saxon, Germanic Mythology
The first element of this name is derived from Sahson
, the indigenous name of a continental Germanic people called the Saxons, who in turn derived their name from Old Saxon sahs
meaning "knife, dagger, sword"... [more]
SCHLETTO m Germanic Mythology
Name of a giant who (according to the legend) founded the Alsatian city Sélestat
(German name Schlettstadt
VIRADECDIS f Germanic Mythology
"truth" and dekos
"honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.