Eir Picture

The Norse goddess of healing. HB Pencils, mostly done while waiting in a hospital

In Norse mythology, Eir (Old Norse "help, mercy") is a goddess and/or valkyrie associated with medical skill. Eir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson; and in skaldic poetry, including a runic inscription from Bergen, Norway from around 1300. Scholars have theorized about whether or not these three sources refer to the same figure, and debate whether or not Eir may have been originally a healing goddess and/or a valkyrie.

This was done as an offering for the mending of my daughter's arm.

Visit her online shrine on NorthernPaganism.org [link]
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