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Draupnir

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In Norse mythology, Draupnir is Odin’s magical golden ring. The name Draupnir means the dripper, a name it has gotten because it has a remarkable ability to copy itself. Every …

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Hlidskjalf

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In Grímnismál, Freyr sneaks into Odin’s hall (Valaskjálf) and sits in his throne Hlidskjalf and looks out of the window over the nine realms. It is from here he sees …

Gullinbursti

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Gullinbursti (“Golden Bristles”) is Freyr’s boar in Norse mythology. The boar is faster than any horse, maybe with the exception of Odin’s horse Sleipnir. Its bristles are made from gold, …

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Naglfar

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Naglfar is the ship of the dead in Norse mythology, it is the largest ship in the world, and it is made entirely from the fingernails and toenails of the …

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Skidbladnir

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Skidbladnir (Old Norse: Skíðblaðnir) is a magical ship that belongs to the Vanir god Freyr. It was built by Ivaldi’s sons according to the poem Grímnismál by Snorri Sturluson. It …