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Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

Page: 197

Eagor. Same as Ægir, 188

East Saxony. Conquered by Odin, 40

Easter. Same as Ostara, 55; stones, altars to Ostara, 56

Eástre. Same as Ostara, 55

Echo. Dwarf’s talk, 240

Eckhardt (ek′hart). Tries to stop Tannhäuser, 54; compared to Mentor, 350

Eclipses. Northern belief concerning cause of, 9

Edda. Collection of Northern myths, 339; sword-runes in, 86; Frey’s wooing related in, 119; Heimdall’s visit to earth described in, 151; Sæmund, compiler of Elder, 249; heroic lays in, 251; Younger, 40

Egia (ē′djyȧ). Wave maiden, 146

Egil (ā′gil). Marries a Valkyr, 175; arrow of, 178; Thialfi’s father, 189

Eglimi (eg′li-mē). Father of Hiordis, 266

Einheriar (īn-hā′ri-ar). Odin’s guests, 18; meat of, 20; daily battles of, 21; Valkyrs wait on, 175; Helgi, leader of, 265; Giallar-horn calls, 332; muster of, 334; all slain on Vigrid, 336

Einmyria (īn-mē′ri-ȧ). Daughter of Loki, 218

Eira (ī′rȧ). Goddess of medicine, 50

Eisa (ī′sȧ). Daughter of Loki, 218

Eitel (ī′tel). Son of Atli and Gudrun, 291 [376]

Elb. Water sprite, 194; god of the Elbe, 359

Elbe (elb). Drusus stopped at, 171; river named after Elb, 194

Elbegast (el′be-gast). King of the dwarfs, 242

Elde (el′de). Ægir’s servant, 188

Eldhrimnir (el-dhrim′nir). Cauldron in Valhalla, 20

Elf. Water sprite, 194; elf lights, 246; elf locks, 247

Elf. Sigmund buried by, 268; Hiordis marries, 268; second marriage of, 290

Elivagar (el-i-vag′ar). Streams of ice from Hvergelmir, 2; Thor crosses, 76; rolling ice in, 182; Thor’s journey east of, 189

Elli (el′lē). Thor wrestles with, 72

Ellida (el-li′-da). Magic dragon ship, 320

Else (el′sa). Ballad of Aager and, 184

Elves. Light elves, 11; occupation of the, 246–249; Ægir does not rank with the, 185

Elvidner (el-vid′ner). Hel’s hall 182

Embla (em′blȧ). The elm or first woman, 12; wooden, 347

Enceladus (en-sel′a-dus). Compared to Loki, 361

England. Wild Hunt in, 25; May-day in, 38; Yule in, 124; flitch of bacon in, 126; miners in, 244; Albion same as, 246; fairies in, 247; Oberon, fairy king in, 248

English Channel. Mannigfual in, 235

Epimetheus (ep-i-mē′thyūs). Compared to Northern creators, 347

Er. Same as Tyr, 87; Heimdall same as, 151

Erda. Same as Jörd, 59

Ermenrich (ẽr′men-rēk). Swanhild marries, 295; Gudrun’s sons attack, 296

Erna. Jarl marries, 153

Erp. Son of Atli and Gudrun, 291; son of Jonakur and Gudrun, 295; slain by brothers, 296; to avenge Swanhild, 365

Esbern Snare. Legend of, 240–241

Eskimo. Skadi’s dog, 115

Eubœa (ū-bē′ȧ). Ægir’s palace resembles Neptune’s home in, 359

Euhemerus (ū-hem′er-us). Historical theory of, 349

Europa (ū-rō′pȧ). Northern equivalent for story of, 362

Europe. Æsir migrate into, 39; discovery of, 342

Eurydice (ū-rid′i-sē). Compared to Idun, 353

Euxine Sea (ūk′sin). Mannigfual’s cruise compared to Argo’s in, 362

Evening. Part of day, 9

Exorcism. Of spectral hound, 24; of changelings, 244


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