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Iarnvidiur – The trollwife Giantess of Ironwood Forest in Midgard, who breeds wolves.

Idavoll, Idavollen – (“Field of Tides”)The central plain of Asgard near the spring of Urda. Odin’s a first task after the creation was build a hall here in which there were seats for twelve gods, in addition to his own high-seat. It will be inhabited again after the Ragnarok, when earth will rise out of the sea and be green and fair.

IdeGiant Ide is Olvalde’s middle son. Gang is his little brother and Tjatsi his big brother. When the father had died the brothers shared the beer. That was the first time they were all quiet.

Idis, Idisi – (ON dis, disir) – In Germanic mythology, Goddesses of fate related to the Norns. In the first Merseburger Magic Poem they also appear as battle virgins after the manner of Valkyries and as fetter- and bonds-loosening magic women. See Dis.

Idun, Iduna, Idhunna – (“She Who Renews”) Goddess of eternal life and youth, keeper of the golden apples of youth and immortality, wife of Bragi. Every year she gives one apple to every Æsir.

Ing, Ingvi, Ingvi-Frey – Fertility God (see also Freyr). Patronial deity of England, God of protection. Vana-God of Earth and fertility. The Swedish royal line called themselves Ynglings, as did the Anglo-Saxon line of Berenicia.

Ingi – A Dwarf.

Ingun – Mother or consort of Freyr. She may have been a face of Nerthus. She is the Progenetrix, Birthgiver and Devourer.

Innangardhs – Social, ordered space; space inside the enclosure of human culture.

Iord, Jord, Jorth, Erda – (“Earth”) Giantess mother of Thorr by Odin.

Iormungand – See Jormungand; the World Serpent.

Iottun villum, or Jötna villur – Literally means “the bewilderments of the etins” (giants) and refers to some unknown formula of murk staves used by the etins to delude and confuse. Human magicians can also control such things.

Irminsul – The world column, i.e. Yggdrasil.

Iron-glovesThor has a pair of heavy iron-gloves that he uses when he swings his great hammer Mjollnir.

Iron-Wood – A forest to the north and east of Midgard where witches and Troll women live. Here one Jotun-Giantess gave birth to many giant sons, all of them wolves. Her sons include: Mánagarm (or Garm), Hati Hróvitnisson and Skoll. See Jarnvidur.

IsarnkolIsarnkol is a kind of cooling system on the horses Allsvinn and Arvaker’s shoulders. They need protection from the sun they are dragging.

Ivaldi, Ivalde – Also called Vidfinner and Svigdar (“Champion Drinker”). Ivaldi is the emperor of the Dwarves and father to Brokk, Eitri and Sindri. He has the children Idun, Bil and Hjuki with his wife Hildegun. His name means ‘the one who has power’. The progenitor of all craftsmen Dwarves.

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