Heimdallr is said to be the originator of social classes among mankind, once regained Freyja's treasured possession Brísingamen while doing battle in the shape of a seal with Loki, and Heimdallr and Loki are foretold to kill one another during the events of Ragnarök. Heimdallr is additionally referred to as Hallinskiði, Gullintanni, and Vindlér or Vindhlér.
Well, they days of the week pretty much all come from the vikings, 4 out of 7! Pretty astonishing. TUESDAY = Tyr’s Day, god of combat and heroic glory in Norse mythology. WEDNESDAY = Day of Odin (or Woden), the top Norse god, and a prominent god of the Anglo-Saxons in England. THURSDAY = Thor’s Day, the god of sky and thunder. FRIDAY = Day of Frigg or Freyja, Norse goddesses of beauty. [In Swedish: Tisdag, Onsdag, Torsdag and Fredag; very similar.]
Norse Gods and Goddesses. Norse mythology emerged form Northern Germanic tribes with an oral tradition dated around the 9th century AD. In this system, there were 2 families of gods, Aesir and Vanir. The Vanir were peaceful gods related to elves and life. The Aesir were warlike gods related to the giants.
Týr The original Germanic god of war and the patron god of justice, the precursor of Odin. At the time of the Vikings, Tyr had to make way for Odin, who became the god of war himself. Tyr was by then regarded as Odin’s son (or possibly of the giant Hymir). He is the boldest of the gods, who inspires courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one hand, because his right hand was bitten off by the gigantic wolf Fenrir.
Original trolls that appear in countless tales of Norse mythology seem to be descended from the Jotun. The Jotun were a race very similar to the Titans of ancient Greece. They were sworn enemies of the gods and separated from humans in remote hills, mountains, and forests only through the diligence of the Norse gods where they awaited the end of the world when they would finally battle the Norse gods on an even playing field. Trolls are very similar in their homes as the Jotun or Giants.
Janus: In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus (Latin: Ianus) is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past. The month of January was named in honor of Janus. Photo of the bust of the Roman god, Vatican museum by Fubar Obfusco