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Gullveig

In Norse mythology, Gullveig ("gold branch") was a greedy sorceress. She visited the Aesir and bored them by talking of nothing but gold. They threw her into a fire, but she was reborn after dying. This occurred three times. The Aesir's maltreatment of Gullveig reached the Vanir and the two sides warred, the first war in history. The war ended in a stalemate. She is a life-death-rebirth deity.

She may be a form of Freyja.

She also went under the name Heid ("gleaming one").



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