Od – Od has two beautiful daughters, Hnoss and Gersimi, with the beautiful fertility goddess Freya. This mysterious husband of Freyrja disappeared, and she mourned for him with tears of gold. No reason is ever given for his disappearance other than that he was a “traveller”. The name Od may be another form of the name Odin.

Ódhr – ON: Inspiration, fury; given to humankind by Odhin’s brother Hoenir. Cognate to Modern German Wut and English wood (used archaically to mean madness)..

Odhrærir, Odhroerir – (“Exciter or Stirrer of Inspiration”) ON. This is both a name of the Mead of Poetry and its container, which Odin stole from Suttung’s daughter The Mead was actually stored in three cauldrons: Odhroerir, Son, and Bodhn.

Odian – A technical term for the “theology” of the Erulian. Distinguished from the Odinist by the fact that the Odian does not worship Odhinn but seeks to emulate his pattern of self-transformation. See Odinist.

Odin, Odhinn, Woden – Ruler of the Æsir, God of the runes, inspiration, shamanism, magic and war. God of the Hanged and the Wild Hunt; God of storm, rain and harvest. A shape-shifter, he makes men mad or possessed with a blind raging fury. He produces the battle panic called “battle-fetter”. Three different frenzies or madness are his gifts to humankind: the warrior in battle, the seer in trance, and the poet in creativity. Subtle, wily, mysterious and dangerous, he often ignores pacts made in honor with humans. Attended by his two ravens, two wolves and the Valkyries. Feared by ordinary people and worshiped only by princes, poets, the berzerkers, and sorcerers. Unpredictable when invoked. “I call myself Grim and Ganglari, Herian, Hialmberi, Thekk, Third, Thunn, Unn, Helblindi, High, Sann, Svipal, Sanngetal, Herteit, Hnikar, Bileyg, Baleyg, Bolverk, Fiolnir, Grimnir, Glapsvinn, Fiolsvinn, Sidhott, Sidskegg, Sigfather, Hnikud, All-father, Atrid, Farmatyr, Oski (“God of Wishes”), Omi, Just-as-high, Blindi, Gondlir, Harbard, Svidur, Svidrir, Ialk, Kialar, Vidur, Thror, Ygg, Thund, Vakr, Skilfing, Vafud, Hropta-Tyr, Gaut, Veratyr.” Other names include Tveggi and Gagnrath. Odin married Erda/Jörd, with whom he had a son, Thor. With his wife Frigga, he had Hermod, Hodur and Balder. His third wife was Rinda, who bore Vali. Grid is a friendly Giantess who had his son, Vidar. Giantess Gunnlod gave birth to Bragi after Odin spent three nights with her and stole the Mead of Poetry. He was also said to have married Saga, and to have visited her daily in the crystal hall of Sokvabek. His other consorts were Skadi, and the nine undines (the wave-daughters of Aegir and Ran) who bore Odin Heimdall.

Odin, Vili, Ve – The three-fold form of Odin as warrior, shaman and wanderer. Sometimes Vili and Ve are referred to as Odin’s “brothers”. Odin (spirit), Vili (will) and Ve (holy) were the sons of Börr (who was son of the Giant Buri) and his wife Bestla, a Giantess (who was daughter of Bolthorn).

Odinism – An alternative name for Àsatrú, so called because Wodan/Odhinn was the chief of the gods. An Odinist is a follower of A follower of Woden-Vili-Vé.

Odrorer See Odhrærir, Odhroerir.

Ófreskr, Ófreskir – ON: Second-sighted, one with vision of events in the spirit world.

Oin – A Dwarf.

Okolnir – A land of warmth created after Ragnarok. A refuge to those finding it at Ragnarok. Site of the hall of Brimnir.

Olrun – A Valkyrie.

Orúnar – Ale runes, by which one gains protection through higher consciousness and power.

Olvalde – (“Emperor of the Ale”) The father of Tjatsi, Gang and Ide. He lives with Tjatsi in Trymheim. When he died the brothers shared his beer.

Onar – A Dwarf.

Ónd – ON: Vital breath or universal soul. Everything in the universe possessed önd. This önd can be viewed as a spirit, special character, or impersonal power. It is an active essence which belongs both to the material and magical domains. In plants, önd gives medicinal powers; in foodstuffs it is the essence which makes children grow and gives us the energy to keep alive. In living plants, it is the resident soul. This soul can be lost, degenerate or be stolen, and consecration rituals are designed to prevent this. Where it is concentrated in special ways, here are the places of power in the landscape, places where önd may be manifested in many possible ways. It may appear as Earth spirits (landvaettir or land wights); hytersprites, yarthkins etc., each having beneficial or harmful effects upon human activities conducted there. Geomants, magicians, traditional hunters and farmers have always had a subtle rapport with the the landscape and the qualities inherent in it.

Öndvegissulur – ON. Main pillars of a wooden temple, the most sacred part, into which the Reginnaglar (sacred nails) were hammered.

On-lay – A spell or incantation pronounced on a place.

Orchil – Orchil, the Saxon goddess who is under the brown earth, in a vast cavern, where she weaves at two looms. With one hand she weaves life upward through the grass; with the other she weaves death downward through the mould; and the sound of the weaving is Eternity, and the name of it in the Green World is Time. And, through all, Orchil weaves the weft of Eternal Beauty, that passeth not, though her soul is Change.

Ori – A Dwarf.

Orlög or Ørlög – ON: “Ur-law” or “ur-layer”, “fate”. Ørlög literally means “primal layers” or “primal laws,” the past action of an individual or the cosmos that shapes present reality, and that which should come about as a result of it. It’s root concept is “wyrd”. Ørlög is Old Norse for cycle of fate, or for the unalterable destiny of the world. Ørlög encompasses all, including the gods. One aspect of ørlög is the “Ragnarök”. Ørlög is the collective wyrd of the world as a whole, whereas “wyrd” is more individual.

Orvandil – A Giant, a Star Hero, first husband of Sif and father of Ullr. (Sif later married Thorr).

Oski, Óski – (“Fulfiller of Desire”) A by-name of Odin.

Ostara – Saxon lunar goddess. See Eostre.

Othr – One of the divine lovers of the Goddess Freya.

Otter Otter is Hreidmar’s son and brother to Fafnir and Regin. He could turn himself into an otter. When he was killed by the Æsir, his father demanded the Nibelunggold as blood-payment. It was given to him, but cursed.

Outdweller – Inhabitant of the Utangardhs; uncanny wight.