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Thought and Memory each morning fly Over the vast earth:
Thought, I fear, may fail to return, But I fear more for Memory.


The Lay Of Grimnir, The Edda
Allsvinn Allsvinn is one of Sun's two horses that drags the sun. They are chased by two wolves. Allsvinn has protection-runes carved on his hoofs. Allsvinn means 'the very fast'. Isarnkol Sun
Ari Ari is an eaglegiant who scares the dead outside Nifilhel. Nifelhel is the kingdom of the death goddess Hel. She takes care of them who has died by age. Ari means 'eagle'.
Arvaker The horse Arvaker is one of Sun's two horses that drags the sun, chased by the wolves Hati and Skoll. Arvaker has protection-runes in his ear. Arvaker means 'the earlybird'. Isarnkol Sun
Audhumbla Prehistoric cow from whom the giant Ymir drank milk. When Audhumbla licked on a stone it took the shape of a man, Buri. The name Audhumbla means 'the respectful'. Buri Ymir
Blodighofi Blodighofi is Frey's horse, which was given to Skirnir, when he rode to Jotunheim to get Gerd for him. The horse wasn't scared of either fire nor smoke. Blodighofi means 'the one with blood on the hoofs'. Frey Skirnir
Duneyr Duneyr is a deer which lives in the worldtree Yggdrasil together with three other deers. The second dear is Duratror and the other two are dwarfes in deer shape. Duneyr means 'rest'.
Duratror The deer Duratror lives in Yggdrasil together with three other deers. The second dear is Duneyr and the other two are dwarfes in deer shape. The name Duratror means 'slumber'.
Eiktyrnir The sundeer Eiktyrnir finds his food in the worldtree, Yggdrasil. The waterdrops from the deer's horns makes the rivers in the aesirs villages. The name Eiktyrnir means 'oak thorn'.
Fenrir Fenrir, which is a huge wolfmonster, is Loki's and Angrboda's son. Hel is his sister and Jormungand and Narfi his brothers. Tyr, the only god who dared to feed him, tied him up with the chain Gleipnir and lost his hand. He is father to Hati. Dromi Gleipnir Loding
Freki One of Odin's two wolves. The other one is Geri. They get all the meat that is served to Odin in Valhalla because he himself prefers wine. The name Freki means 'the spearcutting'. Odin
Gardrofa The mare Gardrofa is together with the horse Hamskerpir the parents of Gna's grey horse Hoofflourisher. The name Gardrofa means 'the one who pulls fences'.
Garm Hel's wolfdog, Garm, with a bloodcoverd chest, is chained with ironchains to guard the entrance to Nifilhel by Gnipahellir. In Ragnarok he gets killed by Tyr. Gnipahellir Hel
Geri Geri is one of Odin's two wolves. The other one is Freki. They get all the meat that is served to Odin because he only drinks wine. The name Geri means 'the one who is miserly'. Odin
Grane Grane is Sigurd's grey horse, the son of Sleipnir. Grane will not bear any other rider than Sigurd. When Sigurd dies even Grane dies. Grane has runes carved into his chest.
Gullfaxi Gullfaxi is Rungnir's horse which was given to Thor's son Magni. It has competed with Sleipnir and lost. The name Gullfaxi means 'the one with the golden mane'. Magni Rungnir
Gullinbursti Gullinbursti is one of two boars that drags Frey's wagon. The other one is Slidrugtanni. The golden bristle, that lits up the darkest ways to daylight, is forged by Brokk. Brokk Frey
Gulltopp Gulltopp is Heimdall's horse. He only rides him at formal ceremonies, for example when they were going to burn Balder's dead body. The name Gulltopp means 'gold fringe'. Heimdall
Gyllenkamme Rooster in the top of Yggdrasil. He has a gold crest. His task is to count to sixty, sixty times twelve and then goal to wake up the nornes sleeping around the Urdawell.
Hamskerpir Hamskerpir and the mare Gardrofa are the parents of Gna's grey horse Hoofflourisher. The name Hamskerpir means 'the thick-skinned'.
Hati Hati is a wolf that runs in front of the lightdisir Sun and her horses over the sky. He is the Fenrir wolf's son and lives in the Ironforest. Hati means 'the one who hates'. Ironforest Sun
Heidrun Odin's goat which is standing at the roof of Valhalla, eating the leaves of Yggdrasil. From her four nipples comes rangebeer, oldbeer, honeymead and wine. Mist Odin Rist
Hildisvin Hildisvin is the lovegoddess Freya's boar. It has no transportation function because Freya uses a wagon dragged by cats when she is travelling. The name Hildisvin means 'warpig'. Freya
Himinhrjod The moonbull Himinhrjod is the giant Hymir's heavy breeding bull with halfmoonshaped horns. Thor used his head as fishing-bait. Himinhrjod means 'heavens clearer'. Hymir
Hoofflourisher   Hoofflourisher is Gna's horse that can be rode in the air and over the water. The parents of the horse are Hamskerpir and Gardrofa. The name means 'the one who throws the hoofs'. Gna
Hraesvelg In the top of Yggdrasil sits the eagle Hraesvelg. When he moves his wings the world gets windy. He is always arguing with the dragon Nidhoggr. Between the eagle's eyes sits Vaderfolne. Hraesvelg means 'corpse-eater'.
Hugin Hugin is one of Odin's two black ravens. Everyday they fly out all over the world, returning and reports what they have seen. The name Hugin means 'the one who thinks'. Odin
Jormungand Jormungand the serpent is a giantson to Loki and Angrboda. Hel is it's sister and Fenrir and Narfi it's brothers. It lies in the world ocean where Odin have thrown it. It is in an o-shape round Midgard and bites it's own tail. The name Jormungand means 'the huge pole'.
Manegarm Manegarm is a wolf that chases the Moon every night. In the battle of Ragnarok he finally gets him. He eats corpses. Manegarm was given birth by a giantess in the Ironforest. Moon
Modin The horse Modin belongs to the dwarf Dvalin. The name Modin means 'tired'. Dvalin
Munin One of Odin's two black ravens. Everyday the ravens fly out all over the world, returning and reports what they have seen. The name Munin means 'the one who remembers'. Odin
Nidhoggr Terrible dragoon that gnaws Yggdrasil's root to the north. Nidhoggr is always arguing with the eagle in the top. Nidhoggr means 'the one who bites in anger'.
Ratatosk Squirrel who lives in Yggdrasil. When the dragon Nidhogg and the eagle in the top argues Ratatosk has to run up and down with ugly words. Ratatosk means 'the teeth that finds'.
Rimfaxi Rimfaxi is Night's horse that everyday runs over the sky and drivels the morningdew in the grass. The name Rimfaxi means 'the one who has frost in the mane'. Night
Saehrimnir The boar Saehrimnir get slaughtered and boiled everyday, but every morning he's healthy and alive again. The name means Saehrimnir 'the seastriped'. Andhrimnir Eldhrimnir
Skinfaxi Skinfaxi is the lightalve Day's horse that everyday runs over the sky to keep the daily rhythm. The name Skinfaxi means 'the one with the glowing mane'. Day
Skoll Skoll is the wolf that chases the lightdisir Sun and her two horses. Hati runs in front of her. When nature dies before Ragnarok, Skoll finally gets to eat Sun. Skoll means 'perfidy'. Sun
Sleipnir Sleipnir is Odin's eightlegged, grey horse. He is faster and more clever than all the horses in the world. He was born when Loki had met a horse called Svadilfari. He is the father of Grane. He has magic runes carved in his teeth. The name means 'slippery'. Ehwaz Odin
Slidrugtanni Slidrugtanni is one of the two boars that drags the fertilitygod Frey's wagon. The other boar is Gullinbursti who with his golden bristle is able to lit up the darkest night. Frey
Svadilfari Svadilfari is very strong and workable cart horse. He is known for helping a giant building the Asgard wall and being Sleipnir's father. Svadilfari means 'he who picks the hard way'.
Tandgnistr One of the two hegoats that pulled Thor's wagon. If Thor slaughter it it will be alive the next morning as long as the bones are ok. Tandgnistr means 'the one who grind one's teeth'. Thor
Tandgrisner One of the two hegoats that pulled Thor's wagon. If Thor slaughter it it will be alive the next morning as long as the bones are ok. Tandgrisner means 'the one with teeth-spaces'. Thor
Vedfolnir Vedfolnir is a hawk between the eyes of the eagle Hraesvelg in the top of Yggdrasil. He is the highest placed creature in the world. Vedfolnir means 'the one who is blown down'.
Vidofner The rooster Vidofner lives in Yggdrasil. He is watched by Sinmara with her Laevatein, the only thing that can kill him. The name Vidofner means 'willowtwister'. Laevatein Sinmara

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