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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gullweig, Heiðr, Heid
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: 1850
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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.