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The many names of the Norse god Odin

There are many names of Odin.  In the “Grimnismol” Odin, himself, states:  “A single name have I never had since first among men I fared”. The use of Odin’s many names is even mentioned in the “Gylfiginning” where it is stated:  “. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the origin of the names Ralph, Ralf, Rolf, Rollo, Rudolph and Rudolf

Ralph seems to have many variations over the years in many countries, such as Rolf, Ralf, and I’ve even heard Rollo.  But its origins is interesting. Ralph comes from the Old Norse name Hrolf.  This is actually a contraction of the … Continue reading

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