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Baldr – god of peace and beauty. Husband of Nanna. Son of Óðin and Frigga. Twin brother of Höðr. Father of Forseti.

bani – death

bati – advantage

bátr – boat

beðr – bed

bein – bone

bera – bear

Bergelmir – Mountain Caller. The only jötunn to survive the flood after Ýmir’s death.

berserks – Bear Shirts. Human warriors who went into battle frenzied and dressed only in animal pelts. Óðin gave them special protection.

Bestla – jötunn wife of Borr. Mother of Óðin, Vili, and Vé.

Beyla – servant of Freyr. Wife of Byggvir, another of his servants.

Bifröst – flaming rainbow bridge that connects Asgard and Midgard.

bikkja – dog

Bilskírnir – Bright Crack. Thor’s hall in Asgard, located in his realm, Þrúðheimr.

bitr – brave

bjarg – crag

bjarkan – birch

bjartr – bright

bjǫrn – bear

bjórr – beer

Bláinn – another name for Ýmir.

blakkr – black, dark

blár – blue

blindr – blind

blóð – blood

blót – Blessing. A ceremony or prayer in observance of a Heathen holiday, in honour of a god, or as part of a celebration or gathering.

bogi – bow

bokki – buck

Bolverk – one of the disguises of Óðin.

Borr – son of Búri. Husband of Bestla. Father of Óðin, Vili, and Vé.

Bragi – god of music, poetry and eloquence. Husband of Idunn. Son of of Óðin.

brandr – blade

brauð – bread

Breiðablik – Broad Gleaming. Baldr’s hall in Asgard.

Brimir – another name for Ýmir. Also the name of the hall of virtuous souls in the world after Ragnarök.

Brísingamen – Freya’s necklace. Possibly a torq or belt.

bróðir – brother

Brokkr – one of the two dwarf master smiths who fashioned Draupnir, Mjölnir, and Gullinbursti. Bother of Eitri.

brú – bridge

brúðr – bride

Búri – ancestor of the gods licked from the ice by Auðumbla. Father of Borr.

– bee

Byggvir – servant of Freyr. Husband of Beyla, another of his servants.