Geiravör

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"Walkyrien" (1905) by Emil Doepler.

In Norse mythology, Geiravör (Old Norse "spear-vör"[1]) is a valkyrie attested in the longer of the two Nafnaþulur lists found in the Prose Edda.[2]

According to Rudolf Simek, the section part of the name—vör—may be identical to the name of the Norse goddess Vör, and would therefore mean "spear-goddess" or the suffix may simply reflect the suffix vör that appears in personal names such as Geirvör and Hervör.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simek (2007:102).
  2. ^ Jónsson (1973:678).

References[edit]

  • Jónsson, Finnur (1973). Den Norsk-Islandske Skjaldedigtning. Rosenkilde og Bagger.
  • Simek, Rudolf (1996). Dictionary of Northern Mythology. Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 978-0-85991-513-7.