Her name means simply ‘Life’. LIF and her boyfriend LIFTHRASIR are two mortal humans who will escape the cataclysms of RAGNAROK by hiding in the forest of Hodmimir.
They will sleep through the end of the world and emerge to discover that everything they’ve ever known has been utterly destroyed. Makes a change from the usual Monday mornings, doesn’t it?
Then, like a post-apocalyptic Adam and Eve, it’s up to them to begin anew and populate the glorious new world.
Article last updated on 26 December 2012
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Lif: Norse legendary mortal (Norse mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 26 Dec. 2012. Web. 2 October 2014.