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Pronunciation : GULL-vayg

(Norse Deity)GULLVEIG

Also known as HEID

The Gleaming Giant Goddess of Spells and Sorcery.

Whilst visiting Asgard, Gullveig talked about nothing but gold. 'Gold' this, 'Gold' that, 'Gold' the other, there's only so much gild-talk a god can take. Coming to the conclusion that the world would be a better place without her, Asgards finest stabbed her with the nastiest weapons they coul find then threw her on the fire... three times. Imagine their suprise when she just got up and walked home.

Back in Vanaheim, the Vanir weren't best pleased. Sure, Gullveig was completely blister and burn-free because of her powerful magic, but it was the intent to harm one of their own that they were upset about, and a ten year battle raged.

Given her lust for gold, newbies often confuse Gullveig with the saucy sorceress of Asgard, Freyja, who was more than a little gold-obsessed herself, a theory that would have the ancients up in arms. And besides, she rules the dark forest at the end of the world, which some sources insist is known as "Iron Wood", but that would make Gullveig none other than Angrboda, and open up a whole new can of worms.

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'GULLVEIG' - Norse database entry - 19 Nov 2007
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