Astrid: beautiful, loved Bodil: penance and fight Frida: peace Gertrud: spear Gro: to grow Estrid: god and beautiful Hilda: the fighter Gudrun: god and rune Gunhild: fight Helga: sacred Inga: of the god Inge Liv: of life Randi: shield or shrine Signe: the one who is victorious Sigrid: victorious horsewoman Revna: raven Sif: wife and bride Tora: of the god Thor Tove: dove Thyra: helpful Thurid: Thor and beautiful Yrsa: wild or she bear Ulfhild: wolf or battle Åse: goddess
In Norse mythology, Nanna Nepsdóttir or simply Nanna is a Goddess associated with the god Baldr. In the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, Nanna is the wife of Baldr and the couple produced a son, the god Forseti. After Baldr’s death, Nanna dies of grief. Nanna is placed on Baldr’s ship with his corpse and the two are set aflame and pushed out to sea. In Hel, Baldr and Nanna are united again.
In Denmark (Lolland) hobby archaeologist Torben Christiansen found a 10th century bronze Thor’s Hammer. The piece of jewellry was once gilded and has a unique runic inscription, it says: This is a hammer.
In 2004, after four years of work, a life-size reconstruction of the Skuldelev 2 boat was completed by the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum and given the name ‘Havhingsten fra Glendalough‘
or ‘The Sea Stallion from Glendalough’. After a number of trial voyages
the Sea Stallion embarked on its most epic journey to date, back to
Sitting in the lotus position this stylised human figure is found on another bucket from the ship. This bucket most likely originated in Ireland as the decorative motifs on the ‘Buddha’ are paralleled in Irish art work most noticeably The Book of Durrow. This suggests that bucket may represent booty captured during a Viking raid on Ireland