If Cupid ever took a vacation in Norway, this is what he’d be called. But in fact Astrild the Norse Love God is just a poetic invention by romantic poets of the 17th century.
Those pesky poets have a lot to answer for. Surely Norse Mythology has quite enough going on without inventing more of it?
To be honest, a Norse God of Love wouldn’t get much of a look-in with all the fighting and sagas going on.
Astrild Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Love
Area of expertise: Love
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1499
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Article last revised on September 17, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.