PLAYING CARDS on ICELAND

"NORRĂNIR GUDIR"

(Nordic Gods)

 

This deck was published by Sˇlarfilma (Sunfilm), probably in 2010. The deck consists of 52 cards and 2 jokers. It's not known here who printed it or where. There's a repeated series of 13 designs for each suit. They show the most important Nordic Gods and give their name, written in Icelandic and English.

 

Odinn (Odin) is a major God and the ruler of Asgard, one of the nine homeworlds in the Norse mythology.
Freyja (Freya) is the Goddess of Love and Fertility, here depicted with her chariot pulled by two cats.
Thor is the hammer-wielding God, associated with thunder, lightning and storms.

Idunn is the Goddess of Immortality.
Hjordur = 
Skadi is the Giant Goddess, associated with bow hunting and skiinng.

Heimdallur is a god who possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn.
Frigg is said to be the wife of Odin and Queen of Asgard.
Freyr is the God associated with farming and fertility.

Sif is the wife of Thor. Her golden hair seems to be associated with fields of wheat.
Baldur is the brave God, associated with warriors.
Tyr is the son of Odin and a god, associated with heroism in single combat.

Loki is often seen as the trickster god.
Midgardsormur is the Midgard (or World) Serpent.

     

 

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