the dictionary of norse mythology

VAR


VAR Pledge A goddess, one of the asynjur, or females among the aesir gods. Var's special responsi-bility was to hear the oaths and vows of faithfulness made between men and women and to punish those who broke those vows. thor calls upon Var's power when he, dressed up as freya, pretended to marry the giant thrym in the Old norse poem thrymskvitha.

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