A Æ B D E F G H I J K L M N O R S T Þ U V W Y
hættr – dangerous
halða – barn
hamarr – crag
hamr – abode
handleggr – arm
Hárbarð – Grey Beard. A disguise of Óðin.
háski – danger
Hati – Hate. Wolf that chases Máni across the sky, fated to eat him at Ragnarök. Brother of Sköll.
Haust – Autumn
heiðr – bright
Heimdallr – watchman of the gods. Son of nine mothers. Owner of the horn Gjallarhorn. Guardian of Bifröst.
Hel – To Hide. Goddess of Hel, the realm of the dead in Niflheim. Daughter of Loki and Angrboða. Sister of Fenrir and Jörmungandr.
Hel / Helheim – Hidden Place. The realm of the dead, presided over by the goddess Hel.
Helhest – Hel Horse. Possibly the steed of Hel. Survives within Scandinavian folklore.
hellir – cave
herfang – booty
herklæði – armor
herlið – army
Hermóðr – War Spirit. Son of Óðin. Rode to Hel to ask for Baldr’s return.
Hervör – All-Wise, Strange Creature. Wife of Völundr. Sister of Ölrún and Hlaðguðr. Valkyrie who is married to Völundr for seven years.
Hildisvini – Battle Boar. The boar disguise of Ottar, one of Freya’s human lovers.
hilmir – chief
Himinbjörg – Heaven’s Castle, Heaven Mountain. Heimdallr’s hall in Asgard.
Himinhrjot – Heaven Bellower. Ox of jötunn Hymir. Thor used his head as bait to catch Jörmungandr.
Hlesey – the Danish island Læsø. The underwater hall of jötunns Ægir and Ran was thought to be near here.
Hliðskjálf – Hill Opening. The high seat of Óðin, from which he could see into every world.
hógværi – discipline. One of the Nine Noble Virtues.
Höðr – God of the unknown. Tricked into killing his brother Baldr, by Loki. Son of Óðin and Frigg.
Hoddmímisholt – Hoddmimir’s Wood. Another name for Yggdrasill.
hǫfðingi – chief
Hœnir – long legged god known for indecisiveness. Traded to the Vanir to seal their truce.
hræddr – afraid
Hræsvelgr – Corpse Eater. Eagle perched atop Yggdrasill. The flapping of his wings causes the wind.
Hreiðmar – Father of Ótter, Fafnir, and Regin. Acquires the hoard of Andvari as ransom for Ótter’s death.
Hrímfaxi – Frost Mane. The horse of Nótt.
Hringhorni – Ship with a Circle on the Stem. The ship of Baldr, described as the “greatest of all ships.”
hringr – circle
Hróðvitnir – another name for Fenrir.
Hrungnir – jötunn who lost a horse race to Óðin, and a duel with Thor.
Hugi – Thought. Won several races against Thialfi, a servant of Thor.
Huginn – Thought. One of Óðin’s ravens, along with Muninn.
hugr – courage, desire
hundr – dog
hvítingr – drinking horn
Hyrrokin – Fire Smoked. Jötunn employed to drag Baldr’s funeral ship to the sea.