Norse mythology names shorter than your own

1. Tyr

Norse mythology names

Tyr is the Norse god of war and sky, and one of the coolest Norse mythology names you’ll ever find. Although Tyr doesn’t have his right hand, there is a good explanation for it: He is well known as one of the bravest gods in the whole Norse mythology. Being one of the bravest guys around, Tyr decided one day that he is going to put his right arm straight into the jaws of wolf-like Fenrir – one of the scariest Nordic creatures. However, being the god of war doesn’t mean that he likes injustice. Au contraire, Tyr is going to do everything in his power to make things fair, and he is going to punish everyone who is trying to do some scamming. Also, it is written that Tyr and Garm are going to kill each other when Ragnarok (final day) comes.

Being one of the bravest guys around, Tyr decided one day that he is going to put his right arm straight into the jaws of wolf-like Fenrir – one of the scariest Nordic creatures. However, being the god of war doesn’t mean that he likes injustice. Au contraire, Tyr is going to do everything in his power to make things fair, and he is going to punish everyone who is trying to do some scamming. Also, it is written that Tyr and Garm are going to kill each other when Ragnarok (final day) comes.

2. Ullr

Norse mythology names

I don’t know if you’re going to believe me, but Ullr is one of the coolest guys in Norse mythology. The reason is simple; he must be the very first God to do some snowboarding. No, I’m not kidding. Ullr is winter god, and he covers anything from skiing to hunting. Also, it is said that Ullr sometimes used his shield to ski down the mountains. How cool is that!

Also, it is said that Ullr sometimes used his shield to ski down the mountains. How cool is that! Other form being ultra-cool (no pun intended) snowboarding machine, Ullr is also OG magician. He even has some kind of magical bone, and it allows him to travel across the sea.

3. Vör

Norse mythology names

Now let’s go to the ladies’ table. Vör is a Norse goddess who is known to be very careful. She is exquisitely wise, and she doesn’t have problems regarding her future.

Her abilities allow her to look into the future, and that way she knows the best ways to prepare herself for what’s coming. But come on, Vör, seriously?

Where is fun in that?

4. Hel

Norse mythology names

Hel isn’t quite a goddess. Maybe it would be more accurate if we said that Hel was a being, and it lives in the realm of the same name. I know this can be pretty confusing, but what can I say, Nordic folks are pretty screwed up. There are few different versions of Hel’s descent, but one of them claims that she is indeed a daughter of Loki, main jokester in the Norse mythology.

Of all Norse mythology names, maybe Hel’s name has the worst meaning, because according to some sources “Go to Hel” actually means to die. On the other hand, his shouldn’t surprise us because Hel was underworld of Norse mythology. Also, she has one of the most important roles in the attempts to resurrect Baldr.

Also, she has one of the most important roles in the attempts to resurrect Baldr.

5. Sif

Norse mythology names

Sif is the goddess that is mostly connected to the earth. She has classic Scandinavian beauty, and that’s why she deserves to be on our list of short Norse mythology names. Her main feature is her beautiful golden hair. Also, guess who is her husband?

That’s right, one of the Marvel’s favorites – Thor, god of thunder. It is often considered that Sif’s golden hair should represent golden fields of wheat, and she is often connected to fertility, family, etc.

6. Rán

Norse mythology names

Practically, Rán is a goddess that is associated with the sea. She may be similar to sirens from Greek mythology because she sometimes tends to lure sailors and then send them into death.

Anyway, whether she drowns them or not, Rán is the one to take people who find their death in the open sea.

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