Sunday, July 11, 2010

God Heimdall Names

God Heimdall Names Cover Heimdall has several other names, among which we find those of Hallinskide and Irmin, for at times he takes Odin’s place and is identified with that god, as well as with the other sword-gods, Er, Heru, Cheru, and Tyr, who are all noted for their shining weapons. He, however, is most generally known as warder of the rainbow, God of heaven, and of the fruitful rains and dews which bring refreshment to the earth.

This god also shared with Bragi the honor of welcoming heroes to Valhalla, and, under the name of Riger, was considered the ancestor of the various classes which compose the human race, as is set forth in the following myth:

“Sacred children,
Great and small,
Sons of Heimdall!” -SAEUND’S EDDA (Thorpe’s tr.)

Books in PDF format to read:

Anonymous - Pagan Holidays
Aristotle - On Dreams
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - Feeding The Flame
Bernard King - Meanings Of The Runes
John White - Toward Homo Noeticus