Norse Mythology

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This naming scheme is quite in depth. The extra information is given to hopefully help you design your network topology.

Looking for a network or SSID: #Worlds
Maybe some sort of topology: #The Principal gods
A Server name with a meaning prehaps: #Norse gods
How about a group name for your servers:#Halls and Locations and #Groups
Mainframe machine or cluster: #Giants
Firewalls: #Guards
IDS or monitoring system: #Weapons
Maybe some workstation names that fit the naming scheme: #Misc and #Other


Worlds would be a good choice for things like networks and access points.

There are 9 worlds:

World Name Meaning
Alfheim World of the Light Elves
Asgard World of the Aesir, the warrior gods. The gods built their halls here.
Jotunheim World of the Giants.
Midgard Middle World, land of men.
Muspellheim World of fire, the first world.
Nifleim / Hel / Niflhel World of the dead.
Nidavellir World of the Dwarfs
Svartalfheim World of the Dark Elves
Vanaheim World of Vanir

The Principal gods

This is the Genealogy of the Main Norse Gods.


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Norse gods

Name Alias Meaning
Aegir Hler god of the sea
Alaisiagae Noric War Goddess
Astrild goddess of love
Atla Water goddess
Balder god of beauty
Bragi god of eloquence
Eastre Frigga? saxon goddess resurrection of nature
Eir goddess of healing
Elli goddess of old age
Forseti god of meditation
Freya a goddess of fertility and love
Freyr god of sun and rain
Frigg a goddess of love and fertility
Gefion a fertility goddess
Heimdall god of light, guards bifrost
Hodur Hod god of darkness
Holler god of death and destruction
Idun goddess of eternal youth
Laga goddess of wells and springs
Lofn goddess of illicit love
Loki god of fire (trickster)
Niord god of Summer
Njord god of winds, sea and fire
Odin Wuotan, Woden All other gods are descendants of Odin
Ran goddess of storms
Saga goddess of poetry and history
Skadi goddess of winter and hunting
Snotra goddess of virtue and master of all knowedge
Syn goddess that guarded the door of frigg's palace
Thor god (ruler) of the sky and thunder
Tyr Tiu, Ziu god of war
Ull god of justice and dueling
Uller god of winter
Vali sole purpose is to vengeance upon Loki for Balder's death
Var Vor a goddess of marriage
Vidar god of silence and revenge
Vili hall of vidar located in asgard
Vidar only god to survive Ragnarok. Avenges Odin's death

Halls and Locations

  • Gladsheim - the hall of the gods in asgard
  • Godheim - another name for asgard
  • Utgard - Hall of the giants
  • Valhalla - Hall of the slain
  • Vanaheim - Home of the vanir, located in asgard
  • Bifrost - The Bridge between Asgard and Midgard


Various groups in Norse Myth

  • Aesir - The primary race of the norse gods. They lived in Asgard.
  • Asynjur - The group of Norse goddesses belonging to the Aesir
  • Svartalfar - The black elves
  • Valkyries - Choosers of the Slain, beautiful females upon winged horses.
  • Vanir - A group of gods and goddesses.


Some of the giants in Norse Myth

  • Geirrod - a frost giant
  • Gerd - a beautiful giant, an earth goddess
  • Hymir - a Sea giant
  • Jormungand - serpent giant
  • Mjollnir - a norse giant father of Sol and Mani (sun and moon)
  • Surt - a fire giant, destroys the world during ragnarok
  • Thiazi - a giant
  • Ymir - primordial giant, creator of the frost giants


Guard characters in Norse Myth.

  • Alberich - A Dwarven King a powerful magician, guards the Nibelung hoard
  • Fafnir - The great worm that guards the treasures of light
  • Garm - giant hound, guards the enterance to Helheim
  • Ginnungagap - the gap separating Niflheim and Muspell
  • Midgard - The defensive fortress protecting the world of humans
  • Surt - Guards the world of fire
  • Svalin - the shield that protects the worlds from the full power of the sun


  • Balmung - Odin's sword
  • Mjollnir - the hammer of Thor
  • Gungnir - Spear of Odin


  • Yggdrasil - Giant ash tree that links and shelters all of the worlds
  • Alfrodull - The sun. A chariot pursued by Skoll
  • Ask and Embla - First man and woman. Created by Odin, Ve and Vili. Lived in Midgard.
  • Beldegg - son of Odin, king of West Saxony
  • Brono - Son of Balder
  • Dagur - personification of the day
  • Fenrir - a giganitc wolf on Ragnarok he kills Odin
  • Ganglere - "Tired of walking" name used by king Gylfe
  • Gjallar - the horn carried by Heimdall will sound at Ragnarok
  • Glen - husband of sol
  • Glut - first wife of loki
  • Gna - messenger of frigg
  • Gotterdammerung - doom of the norse gods (Ragnarok)
  • Hermod - messenger of the gods
  • Jarl - first of the race of warriors
  • Lif and Lifthrasir - the two human survivors of ragnarok
  • Miming - minor forest god
  • Mimir - wisest god of the aesir "talking head"
  • Nidhogg - monstrous serpent trying to destroy Yggdrasil
  • Ragnarok - The final battle, the end.
  • Sif - wife of thor


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  • Alfhild
  • Alvis
  • Andhrimnir
  • Andvaranaut
  • Andvari
  • Angrboda
  • As
  • Asgardreid
  • Askefruer
  • Audhumla


  • Bergelmir
  • Berserks
  • Beyla
  • Billing
  • Bor
  • Borghild
  • Brunhilde
  • Buri
  • Bylgia


  • Disen
  • Dvalin


  • Edda
  • Einherjar
  • Einmyria
  • Eisa


  • Freyr


  • Glúm
  • godi
  • Gullveig
  • Gunnar


  • Heimskringla
  • Hel
  • Helheim
  • Hladgunnr
  • Hlin
  • Hod
  • Honir
  • Huginn and Muninn


  • Jord
  • Jotuns


  • Kari
  • Karl
  • Ketill
  • Kvasir


  • Landvaettir


  • Magni and Modi
  • Mani
  • Midgard Serpent
  • Mundilfari
  • Muspell


  • Niflheim
  • Norns
  • Nott


  • Sceaf
  • Sigmund
  • Sigurd
  • Sjofn
  • Skadi
  • Sleipnir
  • Sol
  • Svadilfari


  • Thrall
  • Thrud