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Tanngnidr – A Valkyrie.

Tandgnistr – (“Tooth Grinder”) One of the two he-goats that pulled Thor’s wagon. If Thor slaughters it, it will be alive agaom the next morning as long as the bones are intact.

Tandgrisner – (“Gap Tooth” or “The one with teeth spaces”) One of the two he-goats that pulled Thor’s wagon. If Thor slaughters it, it will be alive the next morning as long as the bones are intact.

Taufr – Pl. Taufir. ON: Talismanic magic. Also used to refer to the talismanic object itself. For example, a bindrune amulet.

Teinar – ON: Tines (i.e. runes)

Teinéigin – ON: need-fire.

Teinn – Literally “twig”, a talismanic word for divination.

The fishes’ bath – A kenning for the sea.

Thekk – A Dwarf.

Thialfi & Roskva – They became Thor’s bondservants after laming his goat by taking its bone-marrow.

Thiassi, Thjatsi, Thiazi [thyah-tzee] (“Water”) Thjatsi is a very rich and very stingy Giant. He is father of Skadi and they live together with his father Olvalde. Gang and Ide are his brothers.Thjatsi is a shapeshifter. In eagle form he kidnapped Idunn and took her to Thrymheim. Loki took Freyia’s falcon-form and kidnapped Idunn back again (by turning her into a nut). The Æsir killed Thjatsi in fire and Odin threw Tjatsi’s eyes to sky to make some stars. His daughter, Skadi, wanted to avenge her father, so as compensation the Æsir said she could choose a husband based on his feet. She picked Niord thinking it was Balder.

ThicksoleThicksole is Odin’s son Vidar’s thick and heavy iron-shoes. With these he manages to kill the Fenrir wolf in Ragnarok. The shoes are made of left-over leather pieces that shoemakers have thrown away.

Thjodrerir – A Dwarf mentioned in passing in one of the Runatál charms.

Thogn – A Valkyrie.

Thokk – Loki in disguise as a Giantess, who would not weep for Balder, thus preventing his return from Hel.

Thor, Thorr, Thunar, Donar – (“The Thunderer”) Asa-God, son of Odin and Jord, Hammer-God of thunder and lightening, agriculture and craftsmanship. Thor also is the God of defense and strength. His magic hammer is known as Mjöllnir (“Destroyer”). He is champion of the Gods and enemy of the Giants and Trolls; protector of the common man. He has a magic belt called Megingjardar (“Strength Increaser”) and drives a chariot pulled by two Giant male goats. Thor is a size-shifter. He is terribly heavy and hot, and he cannot cross the Bifrost bridge. He must wade through the North Sea and come around the long way.His wife is Sif. Although he is sometimes over-hasty in judgment, he is a totally reliable friend and battle companion. He has wild red hair and beard, always dresses in battle dress.

Thorgerd, Thorgerdr – A Finnish Goddess later called aTroll. She used magic to call thunder, lightning and hail. Fertility goddess of Halogaland, north Norway.

Thorin, Throin, Thror – Names of Dwarves.

Thrima – A Valkyrie.

Thrud, Thrudr – (“Power” or “Strength”) A Valkyrie who serves ale to the Einheriar in Valhalla. Thrud is Thor and Sif’s very strong daughter. The Dwarf Alvis demanded to marry her, but Thor tricked him.

ThrudgelmirThe father of all Giants. His father is Ymir, the prehistoric Giant who was created when the cow Audhumbla licked at a saltstone. He is the father of Bergelmir.

Thrudheim, Trudvang – (“Land of Strength”) Thor’s realm in Asgard and site of his hall Bilskirnir.

Thrym – [thrim] The ruler of the Giants, who is utterly hard-hearted and an avowed enemy of Thor. He is the Giant who stole Mjollnir and demanded Freya as his wife.

Thrymheim – Stronghold of the giant Thiazi which was passed on to his daughter Skadi.

Thunor – Saxon name for Thor.

Thurs – pl. thursar. ON: Thurs.. A “giant” characterized by great strength and age, e.g., the rime-thurses or “frost giants”.Giants renowned for their witlessness and strength. They were antagonistic, destructive, and stupid.

Thurses pl. of Thurs. ON Thursar. The race of Giants.

Tiver – A magically prepared coloring material used to stain runes. It can be made by grinding natural red ocher or rust. It can also be made from the root of the Madder plant (Rubia tinctura).

TiwazSaxon god of battle and victory, also known as Tyr, Tig, Teiwa.

Tjalfi(“The Little Tell”) A skillful runner, Tjalfi is not an Æsir, but a human boy. He lives in Bilskirnir with Thor and Sif. Roskva is his sister, and Groa and Egil Skytten, his parents. Tjalfi personifies the arrow.

Triskele. triskelion – A three-legged good luck symbol.

Trivaldi(“Triple Mighty”) A Giant with nine heads and three necks. He was killed by Thor, who split each his heads with an axe.

Troll – A malevolent Earth spirit, an ugly, mean-spirited being with magical powers.

Troll Rune – 1)The troll-rune is Thurisaz, and its use was thought to evoke demons from the nether-world. The cutting of three Thurisaz staves perverts or inverts the meanings of those runes which follow it. See also Svart runes. 2) Troll runes are runes that can be used for divination. This name comes from an old belief that prophecy comes from Trolls, who have knowledge of the future.

Trym – (“The Noisy One”) Trym is a Giant who once stole Mjollnir and held it hostage, demanding to have Freya as his bride. Thor fooled him, freed Freya, and got Mjollnir back.

Tvisto – Saxon ancestor god of northern Europeans.

Tyr, Tiu, Tiwaz, Tiw, Ziu – (“The One-Handed”), Asa-God of defense and victory, the bravest of the Gods. Giver of victory in battle against odds; he is never deceitful. He presides over law, legal contracts, assemblies of the people for judicial matters. He lost his hand in the jaws of Fenrir wolf. He is sometimes referred to as the son of Odin and Frigga, but sometimes is referred to as an older God who preceeded Odin.

Tyrfing(“Magic Sword”) A magic sword forged by the Dwarves Durin and Dvalin. The sword killed most of the people who have owned it.

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