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BADUHENNA f Germanic Mythology
Baduhenna was a minor goddess worshipped in ancient Frisia. According to Tacitus, a sacred grove was dedicated to her near which 900 Roman soldiers were killed in 28 CE. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *badwa-
"battle" and -henna
, a name element which appears in the names of matrons, Germanic goddesses widely attested from the 1st to 5th century CE on votive stones and votive altars.
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
FIMMILENA f Germanic Mythology
Fimmilena was a goddes known from inscriptions in Northern England. Her functions are unclear; there have, however, been efforts to link her name to the Fimelthing
, a kind of court held in early medieval times.
HAEVA f Germanic Mythology
Haeva is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in what is now the Netherlands. Scholars generally derive her name from Germanic *hiwan
"to marry" and surmise that her function may have been the protection of the family.
HARIASA f Germanic Mythology
Hariasa is a Germanic goddess attested on a (now lost) stone bearing a Latin dedication to her. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *harja
"army; battle". Linguist Siegfried Gutenbrunner reconstructed the form *Hari-ansus
"army goddess; war goddess", while Rudolf Simek compares her name to that of the valkyrie HERJA
HARIMELLA f Germanic Mythology
Harimella is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The first element of her name is derived from Germanic *xarjaz (harjaz)
"army", the second element -mella
is of debated origin and meaning... [more]
HELLIVESA f Germanic Mythology
A minor Germanic goddess whose functions have been lost to time. She was worshipped in Germania Inferior, a Roman province located on the west bank of the Rhine and bordering the North Sea.
HLUDANA f Germanic Mythology
Hludana is a Germanic goddess attested in five ancient Latin inscriptions from the Rhineland and Frisia, all dating from 197–235 AD (the Beetgum inscription was dedicated by a group of fishermen)... [more]
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]
SANDRAUDIGA f Germanic Mythology
Sandraudiga is a Germanic goddess, attested on a stone with a Latin inscription, found in North Brabant, the Netherlands. The origin and meaning of her name are debated: theories include a derivation form Germanic *sanþ
"true, real" and Gothic audags
"rich; fortunate" and Old English *sand
"sand" and Gothic rauds
SCHLETTO m Germanic Mythology
Name of a giant who (according to the legend) founded the Alsatian city Sélestat
(German name Schlettstadt
SINTHGUNT f Germanic Mythology
Sinthgunt is a figure in Germanic mythology, attested solely in the Old High German 9th- or 10th-century "horse cure" Merseburg Incantation. In the incantation, Sinthgunt is referred to as the sister of the personified sun, SUNNA
TRAVALAHA f Germanic Mythology
Travalaha was a Germanic goddess known from an inscription found in Cologne, Germany. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain, however one theory suggests a derivation from Proto-Norse þrāwō
"to long for"... [more]
VERCANA f Germanic Mythology, Celtic Mythology
Vercana was a goddess who was venerated by the Gauls in Roman times, it is, however, uncertain whether she was a Germanic or a Celtic goddess. Since inscriptions dedicated to her were found near healing springs, it has been proposed that she may have been a goddess of healing and waters and attempts have been made to link her name to Germanic *Werkanô
"she who does deeds" and to *Berkanô
"goddess of birch trees".
VIRADECDIS f Germanic Mythology
"truth" and dekos
"honor", interpreted to mean "the truth-honored". The name of a Celtic/Germanic deity.
VOLLA f Germanic Mythology
Southern Germanic form of FULLA
. In Germanic mythology, Volla is the sister of the goddess FRIJA
(as opposed to Fulla, who is Frigg's handmaid).