Norse Mythology

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GULLVEIG

Norse Gluttony Goddess

Also known as Gullweig, Heid, Heiðr

Gold-obsessed Giantess

She is a giant sorceress who rules a black forest on the edge of the world.

She is obsessed by gold. She lusts after it, hoards it and talks of nothing but gold gold gold gold...

Many Gods have found this extremely irritating and have tried to attack her just to shut her up. But they haven’t a hope in hell against her magic powers.

At one point the bickering got so nasty that it started the first War of the Gods. The Aesir tried three times to burn her and each time she came back to life. Gods find that kind of thing extremely irritating.

Another legend insists that Gullveig and Loki conspired to kidnap Freya and that’s what kicked off the Godly War. Meanwhile, a little bird told us Gullveig could really be Freya in disguise. In which case was she abducting herself? Answers on a postcard please. Perhaps it was all just a cunning ruse.

Gullveig Facts and Figures

Name: Gullveig
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gullweig, Heid, Heiðr

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Greed and Gluttony
Area of expertise: Greed, Gluttony

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2547

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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