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CH   FIRST NAME   LAST NAME   DESCRIPTION
1           THE PLAYERS
            Norse - Norwegian (medieval) language or people.
    Odin       The highest and oldest of gods. aka: The all-father.
            Yggdrasil - a mighty ash tree. aka: The world-tree.
            Asgard - the home of the Aesir.
            Midgard - world of women and men.
    Huginn       One of Odin's ravens.
    Muninn       One of Odin's ravens.
            Hlidskjalf - Odin's throne.
    Thor       God of thunder. Defender of Asgard and Midgard.
            Megingjord - Thor's belt of strength.
            Mjollnir - Thor's hammer.
    Jord       Thor's mother.
    Modi       One of Thor's sons. aka: the angry.
    Thrud       Thor's daughter. aka: The powerful.
    Sif       Thor's wife.
    Ullr       Sif's son.
    Loki       Odin's brother. More cunning than any god or giant.
    Laufey       Loki's mother. aka: Nal.
    Farbauti       A giant. Loki's father.
2           BEFORE THE BEGINNING, AND AFTER.
            Niflheim - the dark mist world.
            Hvergelmir - the roaring maelstrom.
            Maelstrom - a state of confusion or turmoil.
            Muspell - the world of flame, where Surtr waits.
    Surtr       The fire demon.
            Ginnungagap - where the rivers of the mist world flow.
    Ymir       Ancestor of all the giants.
    Audhumla       A hornless cow.
    Buri       The ancestor of the gods.
    Bor       Buri's son.
    Bestla       Bor's wife. Daughter of a giant.
    Vili       Bor and Bestla's son.
    Ve       Bor and Bestla's son.
    Bergelmir       Ymir's grandson.
    Ask       A male creation. aka: Ash.
    Embla       A female creation. aka: Elm.
3           YGGDRASIL AND THE NINE WORLDS
            Hvergelmir - the ever-churning spring.
    Nidhogg       A dragon that lives in Hvergelmir.
    Ratatosk       Squirrel that lives in branches of the world-tree.
    Mimir       The wise one. The guardian of memory.
            Bifrost - the rainbow bridge.
            Alfheim - where the light elves live.
            Nidavellir or Svartalfheim - where the dwarfs live.
            Jotunheim - where the frost and mountain giants live.
            Vanaheim - where the Vanir live.
            Hel - where the un-brave dead go.
    Urd       The past.
    Verdandi       Becoming.
    Skuld       The future.
4           MIMIR'S HEAD AND ODIN'S EYE
            Gjallerhorn - Mimir's horn.
    Hoenir       New chief of the Vanir.
    Heimdall       Watchman of the gods.
5           THE TREASURES OF THE GODS
    Brokk       Eitri's brother. The smarter of the two.
    Eitri       A dwarf. A great craftsman.
            Draupnir - Odin's golden arm-ring.
            Gungnir - Odin's spear.
    Frey       One of the gods of the Vanir.
            Gullenbursti - Boar with the golden bristles.
            Skidbladnir - Frei's ship that folds like a cloth.
6           THE MASTER BUILDER
    Freya       Frey's sister. One of the gods of the Vanir.
    Svadilfari       The wall builder's stallion.
    Tyr       The god of war.
    Balder       Most beautiful of all gods. Odin's second son.
    Kvasir       Wisest of the gods.
    Bragi       God of poetry.
            Sleipnir - huge gray stallion. Loki's gift to Odin.
7           THE CHILDREN OF LOKI
    Sign       Loki's wife.
    Narfi       Sigyn and Loki's son.
    Vali (1)       Sigyn and Loki's son.
    Angrboda       The giantess. Loki's mistress.
    Jormungundr       Angrboda and Loki's son. The Midgard serpent.
    Hel       Angrboda and Loki's daughter. She rules Hel.
            Famine - Hel's knife.
            Sickbed - Hel's bed.
    Fenrir       Angrboda and Loki's son. The Fenris Wolf.
    Skirnir       Frey's messenger.
8           FREYA'S UNUSUAL WEDDING
    Thrym       Lord of the ogres.
    Skadi       Freya's stepmother.
    Var       Goddess of marriage.
    Snarler       One of the goats who pulled Thor's chariot.
    Grinder       One of the goats who pulled Thor's chariot.
    Njord       Frey and Freya's father.
9           THE MEAD OF POETS
    Kvasir       The wisest of all the gods.
    Grimnir       The hooded one.
    Fjalar       One of the two dark elves.
    Galar       One of the two dark elves.
    Gilling       A giant killed by Fjalar and Galar.
    Suttung       Gilling's son.
    Gaugi       Suttung's brother.
    Gunnlod       Suttung's daughter.
    Bolverkr       Odin's disguise.
10           THOR'S JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE GIANTS.
    Thialfi       Thor's human servant.
    Roskva       Thialfi's sister.
    Efil       Thialfi and Roskva's father.
    Skrymir       Gentle giant. aka: Big Fellow.
    Utgardaloki       King of Utgard.
    Logi       One of Utgardaloki's servants.
    Hugo       A giant-child.
    Elli       Utgardaloki old foster mother.
11           THE APPLES OF IMMORTALITY
    Hoenir       An old god. Gave the gift of reason to humans.
    Idunn       Goddess of the Aesir. Keeper of apples of immortality.
    Thiazi       Giant who wants to have Idunn and her apples.
    Hod       Balder's brother
12           THE STORY OF GERD AND FREY
    Heidrun       Goat who gives mead instead of milk.
    Geri       One of Odin's wolves.
    Freki       One of Odin's wolves.
    Gymir       The earth giant. Gerd's father.
    Aurboda       Mountain giant. Gerd's mother.
    Gerd       Frey's wife.
    Fjolnir       Frey and Gerd's son.
13           HYMIR AND THOR'S FISHING EXPEDITION
    Aegir       Greatest of the sea giants.
    Ran       Aegir's wife.
    Fimafeng       Aegir's servant.
    Hymir       Giant king who owns a cauldron. Tyr's stepfather.
14           THE DEATH OF BALDER
    Nanna       Balder's wife.
    Forsette       Balder's son.
    Frigg       Odin's wife.
    Hermod       Odin's son. aka: Nimble.
    Hyrrokkin       A giantess. Stronger than Thor.
    Modgud       Guardian of the bridge to Hel.
    Lit       An unfortunate dwarf.
    Vali (2)       Odin and Rind's son.
    Thokk       An elderly giantess.
16           RAGNAROK: THE FINAL DESTINY OF THE GODS.
    Hrym       Leader of the frost giants.
    Vidar       The silent god.
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