A number of locations, characters, and weapons in the Fire Emblem series borrow from Norse mythology.


  • Blaggi (FE4/5) altered name for Bragi, god of poetry.
  • Sigurd (FE4) is a hero who slayed the dragon Fafnir, drank its blood and gained the ability to speak with birds.
  • Dain (FE4) is a name of three figures in Norse mythology.
  • Ulir (FE4/5) altered name of Ullr, a Norse god associated with Bows.
  • Nanna (FE4/5) goddess and consort of Baldr.
  • Idunn (FE6) altered name of Iðunn, goddess associated with apples and youth.
  • Vigarde (FE8) derived from Vígríðr, the field where the battles of Ragnarok take place.
  • Mist (FE9/10) is named after one of the Valkyries.
  • Frey (FE11/12) is named after a Vanir god.
  • Norne (FE11/12) is named after a group of witches, the Norns.
  • Ymir (FE11/12) is named after a Frost giant.
  • Gimle (FE13), Grima's Japanese name, is the place where the survivors of Ragnarok live.
  • Odin (FE14) is the father god of Norse mythology.
  • Loki (FEH) the trickster god of Norse Mythology.
  • Fjorm (FEH) one of the rivers of Élivágar, a series of ice rivers that flow through Niflheim into the Ginnungagap.
  • Surtr (FEH) is a jötunn, a Norse giant, best known for wielding a sword comprised of flames.
  • Laevateinn (FEH) is a weapon mentioned in the Poetic Edda poem Fjölsvinnsmál.
  • Gunnthrá (FEH) one of the rivers of Élivágar, a series of ice rivers that flow through Niflheim into the Ginnungagap.


  • Ragnarok (FE2/14) the Norse end of the world.
  • Gungnir (FE4) is named after Odin's spear.
  • Mjölnir (FE4) refer to the hammer in the hands of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
  • Tyrfing (FE4) a magic sword in Norse mythology.
  • Balmung (FE4) is a sword used by Sigurd to slay the dragon, Fafnir.
  • Ichaival (FE4) is a bow wielded by Odin.
  • Yotsmungand (FE4/5) is an altered name for Jörmungand, the World Serpent and son of Loki.
  • Loptyr (FE4) is an alternate name for Loki, a Norse god.
  • Hell (FE4/5) also translated as Hel, a goddess and location for the dead.
  • Fimbulvetr (FE6/7/8/14) altered name of Fimbulwinter, a harsh winter to exterminate life; prelude to Ragnarök.
  • Fenrir (FE7/8/10) is named after a great Wolf.
  • Audhulma (FE7) is named after the cow of ice.
  • Vidofnir (FE8) is a rooster that dwells at the top of the tree Mímameiðr.
  • Nidhogg (FE8) is a serpent that eats the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil.
  • Gleipnir (FE8) is named after a fetter.
  • Garm (FE8) is a huge four-eyed hound who guards the entrance to the underworld.
  • Ivaldi (FE8), refer to the 'Sons of Ivaldi', the dwarves who forged powerful weaponry for the gods, such as that of Odin's legendary spear, Gungnir.
  • Naglfar (FE8) is a ship made of the nails of the dead.
  • Brynhildr (FE14) is a shieldmaiden and seemingly valkyrie who is the daughter of Budli.
  • Ganglari (FE14) meaning Wanderer and is one of Odin's many nicknames.
  • Aurgelmir (FE14) an alternative name for Ymir.
  • Bölverk (FE14) a title of Odin.
  • Skadi (FE14) a giantess and goddess of bowhunting
  • Ginnungagap (FE14) is the primordial void.
  • Bifröst (FE14) is the rainbow bridge that connects Midgard to Asgard.
  • Kriemhild (FE15) is an important character in Nibelungenlied.
  • Fólkvangr (FEH) is a field in Asgard where goddess Freyja rules over half of those who die in combat.
  • Fensalir (FEH) is a location where the goddess Frigg dwells.
  • Nóatún (FEH) is the abode of the god Njörðr.
  • Valaskjálf (FEH) is one of Odin's Halls.
  • Élivágar (FEH) are rivers that existed in Ginnungagap at the beginning of the world.
  • Breidablik (FEH) is the home of Baldr. It is said to be a heaven-like realm, where only the purest of souls may reside.
  • Leiptr (FEH) is one of the ice rivers of Élivágar.
  • Thökk (FEH) is a Jǫtunn, presumed to be Loki in disguise, who refused to weep for the slain Baldur and sent to Hel as result.
  • Sinmara (FEH) is a female jötunn in Norse Mythology. She was commonly depicted as a consort of Surtr.


  • Edda (FE4/5) Edda refers to the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, books acting as the main source of old Norse mythology.
  • Askr (FEH) is the name of the first male in Norse mythology
  • Embla (FEH) is the name of the first female in Norse mythology.
  • Nifl (FEH) the primordial realm of ice and tundra.
  • Múspell (FEH) the primordial realm of fire and lava.


  • The Valkyrie class is named after a group of Norse battle-maidens.
  • The Berserker class is named after a type of Viking warrior.
  • The Mánagarm class (FE14) is named after the norse wolf that chases the moon
  • The Skogul class (FE15) is named after a valkyrie.


  • Thor's Ire (FE7) is named after the God of Lightning, Thor.
  • Einherjar (FE13) are the souls of deceased warriors who were chosen by the valkyries to become members of Odin's army during Ragnarok.

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