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BaduhennafGermanic 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.
DwalinmLiterature, 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 "to sleep").
EmbethfGermanic Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend The name of one of the three Beten (or Bethen, Beden), a German group of three saints. They are adored in minor churches and chapels in South Tyrol (Italy), Upper Bavaria, Baden and the Rhineland... [more]
FimmilenafGermanic 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.
HaevafGermanic 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.
HariasafGermanic 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.
HarimellafGermanic 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]
HellivesafGermanic 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.
HludanafGermanic 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]
LaurinmGerman, 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]
LoreleyfGermanic 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.
NixmGermanic Mythology This is the name of masculine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also Nixe for the female counterpart(s).
NixefGermanic Mythology This is the name of feminine shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology, who apparently derive their name from Proto-Germanic nikwus or nikwis(i) "wash". See also Nix for the male counterpart(s).
OstarafGermanic 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]
PerchtafGermanic 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.
RübezahlmGermanic Mythology In Silesian legends, Rübezahl is the 'lord of the mountains' in the Riesengebirge. He is also described as a 'prince of gnomes'.... [more]
SahsnotmOld 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]
SandraudigafGermanic 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 "red".
SinthguntfGermanic 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... [more]
TravalahafGermanic 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]
VercanafGermanic 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".