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Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

Page: 199

Fadir (fä′dir). Heimdall visits, 153

Faerie Queene.” Girdle in, 242

Fafnir (faf′nir). Son of Hreidmar, 270; gold seized by, 273; Sigurd goes to slay, 277; Gudrun eats heart of, 283; personification of cold and darkness, 364; compared to Python, 363

Fairy Rings. Magic spell of, 246

Fairyland. Alf-heim is, 117

Farbauti (far-bou′tē) Same as Bergelmir, 217

Faroe Islands. Thor’s name in, 83

Fates. Yggdrasil sprinkled by, 14; compared to Norns, 358

Father Fine. Outwitted by Esbern, 241

February. Vali’s month is, 165

Feng. Same as Odin, 275

Fenia (fen′yȧ). Giantess slave of Frodi, 128 [377]

Fenris (fen′ris). Birth and capture of, 90; story of, 90–94; shoe to defend Vidar against, 159; prediction concerning, 160; Hel related to, 180; birth of, 218; Loki, father of, 232; released from bonds, 331; Loki leads, 333; death of, 335; Tyr alone dare face, 353; compared to Nemean lion, 357; compared to Pyrrhus, 361

Fensalir (fen′säl-ir). Frigga’s palace, 43; Frigga spinning in, 203

Fialar (fyāl′ar). 1. Kvasir slain by, 95. 2. Red cock of Valhalla, 331

Fimbul-winter (fim′bul-win-ter). Prediction of coming, 209; terror of people at approach of, 330; Greek equivalent, 361

Finite Nature. Of gods, 9

Finnish Mountains. Helgé absent on a foray amongst, 327

Finns. Hermod visits the, 155

Fiöllnir (fyẽl′nir). Same as Odin, 275

Fiolnir (fyol′nir). Birth of, 122

Fiorgyn (fyôr′gēn). Genealogy of, 38; Frigga, daughter of, 42

Flax. Discovery of, 51–53

Flint. Origin of, 76

Flitch. Of bacon, 127

Flora. Nanna compared to, 360

Folkvang (fōk′vang). Freya’s home, 131; warriors and wives in, 132; Loki enters, 149

Forenoon. Part of day, 9

Fornjotnr (fôrn-yōt′nr). Same as Ymir, 217; giants descended from, 232

Forseti (fôr-set′e). God of justice, 142–145; Greek equivalent for, 356; the land of, 144

Fraananger (frā-nan′ger). Loki takes refuge in, 226

Framnäs (fram′näs). Ingeborg and Thorsten dwell at, 303; Frithiof dwells at, 317

France. Golden age in, 56; Oberon, fairy king in, 248

Franconia. Conquered by Odin, 40

Frankish. Kings’ descent, 232; queen marries giant, 362

Frankland. Hindarfiall in, 278

Franks. Worship of Tyr among the, 89; martial games of the, 89

Frau Gode (frou gō′dā). Same as Frigga, 57

Frau Holle (hol-le). Same as Frigga, 51

Frau Venus. Same as Holda, 53

Frederick Barbarossa. Wild Hunt led by, 26

Freki (frek′ē). Odin’s wolf, 347

French Revolution. Wild Hunt announces, 26

Frey (frī). Comes to Asgard, 111; present for, 65; Gullin-bursti and Skidbladnir for, 67; toast to, 116; god of summer, 117–138; Freya, sister of, 131; rides with Freya, 135; Freya said to marry, 137; sword of, 242; elves governed by, 246; deprived of power, 248; weapon of, a stag’s horn, 334; fights Surtr, 335; death of, 335; boar of, 351; Greek equivalent, 355

Freya (frīȧ′). Comes to Asgard, 111; Hrungnir wants, 74; Loki borrows falcon plumes of, 107; anger of, 70; Thor borrows garments of, 78; Thor personates, 79; Freya, goddess of beauty, 131–138; Friday sacred to, 135; Loki steals necklace of, 217; the earth is, 150; Valkyrs led by, 174; promised to giant, 221; gods fear to lose, 222; dwarfs made necklace for, 242; Greek equivalents, 355

Freygerda (frī-gẽr′dȧ). Wife of Fridleef, 128

Friday. Sacred to Freya, 135

Fridleef (frid′lāf). Same as Frey, 128

Frigga (frig′ȧ). Sits on Hlidskialf, 16; Odin disguises himself by advice of, 32; Agnar fostered by, 34; Odin outwitted by, 45; wife of, [37; Odin’s wife, 38; seven sons of, 40; goddess of earth, 40–58; goddess of atmosphere, 42; secrecy of, 42; worshipped with Odin, 51; Thor, son of, 59; Nerthus same as, 112; Freya same as, 131; Uller marries, 139; Balder and Hodur, sons of, 197; Balder’s depression noticed by, 198; all things swear to, 199; Loki wrests secret from, 204; Hermod departs at request of, 205; the hope of, 209; emblem of earth, 214; grants Rerir’s wish, 252; Greek equivalents, 360

Frisians (friz′ianz). Want new laws, 143; tradition of, 235

Frithiof (frĭt′yof). Story of, 298–328; Saga put into verse by Tegnér, 298; birth of, 304; son of Thorsten, 304; Angurvadel, sword of, 243; Völund ring, possesses, 307; loves Ingeborg, 305; home of, 306; sues for hand of Ingeborg, 307; suit of rejected, 308; Ingeborg’s brothers ask aid of, 309; meets Ingeborg in temple, 310; tries to make terms with Kings, 311; journey to Orkney Islands, 312; in tempest, 312; fights Atlé, 315; visits Angantyr, 316; returns to Framnäs, 317; goes into exile, 319; becomes a pirate, 319; visits Sigurd Ring, 320; Ingeborg recognises, 321; loyalty of, 323; rebuilds temple, 327; marries Ingeborg, 327; comparison, 363

Fro. Same as Frey, 355

Frodi (frō′dē). Mill of, 128; rule of, 128; death of, 129

Fulla (ful′ȧ). Attendant of Frigga, 47; Nanna sends ring to, 211

Funfeng (fun′feng). Ægir’s servant, 188; Loki jealous of, 225

Fylgie (fīl′gye). Guardian spirit, 171


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