the dictionary of norse mythology


GULLWEIG GULLVEIG Power of Gold The beautiful witch who came to asgard and was proba-bly the cause of the war between the aesir and the vanir. The aesir burned her three times, but she rose up each time to cause trouble among the gods. Also called heid Shining One, Gullweig is thought by most scholars to be an aspect of the vanir goddess freya, who also loved gold and had magical powers.

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