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Monday, 25 February 2013

Fiery Thrud, Daughter of Thor



The most interesting and overlooked goddess in North mythology is Thrud (also spelt Thudr and Thudra). The name Thrud means "strength". She is the beautiful daughter of the powerful thunder god Thor. She is said to have her father's strength in essence, beauty, charm and magic. She's a gentle goddess, as well as a Valkyrie. Some say that the Valkyrie Thrud is another individual but with two different named girls in Norse/Germanic myth, it's a coincidence. Thrud is likely a term used and associated with daughters of powerful gods. Thor's daughter Thrud is also named Thudra, and I shall draw attention to Her meaning.

Thrud, daughter of Thor, is a young goddess who survives Ragnarok.
She is a maiden goddess with a lovely kind nature.
Possibly a Valkyrie, as the goddess girl might be part of this mystical order.
The inner strength of Thrud is feminine lightning, storms and flowers.
She's a goddess of willows, trees, flowers and grass. 

This daughter has special gifts. She is capable of time travel, light travel (speed of light journeying: psychic journeying), reads dreams, tells fortunes, understands all stones including runes and riddles. She is artistic, bright, beautiful, sensual, maidenly, charming, graceful and poetic. She is protected by Thor. She is loved by her father, and mother, and she is precious. She is like gold. She's also a Valkyrie, and a priestess, a dreamer, a weaver, and she survives darkness. She isn't the kind of valkyrie to rage against souls. She's a healer that takes those into the peaceful afterlife. She loves animals, and she shares many attributes and traits to the goddess Kore (or Persephone), who was daughter of Zeus (a Greek counterpart of Thor) and Demeter (a counterpart of Sif).

There is very little told about Thrud in mythology during researching. There was a story of Thrud and a dwarf named Alviss. It's said that Alviss wanted to to marry Thrud, or tried to take her away as his bride in payment for crafting weapons. Thor prevented this happening so he turned Alviss into stone. Other than this, little is told about her. The goddess Thrud now appears as a character in modern fiction and comics.

What the young goddess symbolises:
Nature
Trees
Flowers
Grass
Heath
The spring
Fireworks
Storms
Rain
Rainbows
Flames
Agriculture
Arts
Perfume
Maidens
Dreams
           
Greek and Roman counterparts of Thrud:
Persephone (Kore)
Proserpina

Star of Thrud:
Asteroid Belt

Animals associated with Thurd:
Bat
Goat
Butterfly
Most birds

Stones and metals of Thrud:
Amber
Agate 
Jasper
Gold

Colour associated with Thrud:
Yellow

Element of Thrud:
Fire

The goddess Thrud can be honoured during specific rites aimed at goddesses. She can be invoked and thanked. She responds well to fire, so use candlelight and torches. She's a goddess of fire, flowers, and dreams, so use golden colours on Her alter. Golden flowers, such as the fragrant evening primrose, yellow jasmine, honeysuckle, mock lemon, alder and marigold. Make the alter light and flowery (even use battery fairy lights to make the alter look pretty). You can compose a written prayer or poem to Thrud.

Maiden goddess Thrud, who appears at new light, when Springtime is just around the corner. She walks the earth blazing, and breathing life on meadows, heaths and gardens. Flowers blossom and leaves grow full on trees. Give thanks to Her and all the other maiden goddesses that charm the land with her.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this. I wanted to write a Historical Fiction book based on Thor's daughter, and you did not disappoint! :)

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