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In Norse mythology, hamingja (Old Norse "luck"[1]) refers to two concepts:

  • the personification of the good fortune or luck of an individual or family,
  • the altered appearance of shape-shifters.

Both Andy Orchard and Rudolf Simek note parallels between the concept of the hamingja and the fylgja.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Orchard (1997:73).
  2. ^ Orchard (1997:73) and Simek (2007:129).