Alfheimr: perpendicular to Earth and Erda, the home of the high-born, pure blooded light elves, called the Ljósálfar. They are ruled by Freyr.
Baldur: son of Odin and Frigg, he is the Norse god of light and purity. Prophecy claims his death will be the first event that leads the way to Ragnarock.
Dark elves: like dwarves, the dark elves live in the shadows of caves and the deep forest. Their moon-kissed skin glows under the stars, while their ebony-black hair sparkles with the reflection of the stars. The night is their domain. Their beauty is eternal with faces that are as smooth and timeless as the marble statues created by the ancients. Their demeanor is often just as cold as those stones.
Dökkálfar: high-born, pure blooded, dark elves.
Draupnir: forged by the ancient dwarves, it is a relic that once belonged to Odin. It produces eight new golden rings every nine days. Upon Baldur’s death, Odin placed this ring on his funeral pyre, but it was later retrieved by Hermod.
Freki: Old Norse, meaning either the “ravenous” or “greedy” one. He is one of two Asgardian elkhounds that accompany Odin in his travels. Since Odin never feels hunger, he feeds his meals to his dogs while filling his stomach with wine and mead.
Freya: originally, a member of the Vanir pantheon, she is the daughter of Njord, the sister of Freyr, and the wife of Oor. Known as a fertility goddess, she is associated with the production of crops. She is extremely sensual, beautiful, and an expert in love. Freya owns several magical articles of clothing, such as a necklace forged by dwarves, and a cloak of bird feathers that can shapeshift her into a falcon. When she travels, her chariot is pulled by two tabby cats. Her palace is called Folkvang. She is also known as a death goddess, and divides the slain warriors with Odin. They travel with the Valkyrie up to her hall, Sessrumnir.
Freyr: Originally, a member of the Vanir pantheon, he is the son of Njord, the twin brother of Freya, and the husband of Gerd. Known as the god of sun and rain, he is also referred to as the god of success. As a fertility god, he is the patron of bountiful harvests. Even though Freyr is considered a god of peace, he is also a brave warrior. Odin gifted him with a magic sword that never misses its target, and chose him to rule over the elves. Freyr is also called the horned god. The dwarves, Brokk and Eitri, created a magical boar called Gullinbursti to pull his chariot. Upon seeking to court Gerd as his wife, he sent Skirnir, his shield bearer and servant, to negotiate the terms of their potential marriage. Skirnir demanded his sword as a reward. Since the last Ragnarok, the location of the sword remains a mystery.
Frigg: the goddess of love, marriage, fertility, and motherhood. She is the queen of the Aesir and the wife of Odin. Frigg is clairvoyant, seeing the destiny of every person, but she knows better than to tell anyone his or her fate. Mother of Baldur, she failed to prevent his death despite her efforts to extract an oath from every object in nature to never hurt her son. The only plant she forgot was mistletoe. Loki learned of her oversight and used the weed to kill Baldur. Frigg’s hall is called Fensalir.
Geri: Old Norse, meaning either the “ravenous” or “greedy” one. He is one of two Asgardian elkhounds that accompany Odin in his travels. Since Odin never feels hunger, he feeds his meals to his dogs while filling his stomach with wine and mead.
Gullinbursti: Created by the dwarves, Brokk and Eitri, for the god, Freyr. This magical boar is said to have a mane and golden bristles that glow in the dark. He pulls Freyr's chariot and is often used to represent him.
Hel: daughter of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. According to Norse mythology, she is the ruler of Helheim.
Helheim: the realm of the dead, ruled by Hel. In Norse mythology, it is the final resting place for those who die from disease, old age, or other natural causes.
Huginn: Old Norse for the word “thought.” He is one of two ravens that whisper in Odin's ears each night to convey the important events happening all around the world.
Iðunn: Member of the Aesir, and wife of Bragi. She is often considered the goddess of eternal youth and apples.
Jotun: frost giants.
Light elf: When Erda was created, the light elves that were on Earth sacrificed parts of themselves in order to stabilize the barrier that separated the two worlds. As a result, their light, as well as the strength of their innate magic were broken down into singular wavelengths.
Ljósálfar: high-born, pure blooded, light elves. They are light elves who live on Alfheimr, and are unaffected by the side effects that their kind on Earth experienced when Erda was created. Most choose to stay in Alfheimr rather than travel between dimensions.
Lofn: the goddess who arranges marriages.
Loki: member of the Norse pantheon, known as the trickster god. Loki is often associated with fire, magic, and shapeshifting. He is also the father of Hel.
Mímir: The maternal uncle of Odin, he was one of two Aesir representatives in the hostage exchange with the Vanir at the end of the Aesir-Vanir War. His name means "remember the wise one." When the Vanir realized they were tricked by the enemy, they decapitated Mímir and sent his head back to the Aesir. Odin took his head and performed powerful spells after smearing it with an herbal potion. The magic he performed was so powerful that it prevented the head from decaying, thereby enabling Mímir to continue to communicate with his nephew. Presently, Mímir acts as the guardian of the Well of Wisdom, which is located under the branches of the Yggdrasil. It is said that Odin still visits Mímir regularly at his well, and often seeks his counsel.
Mimisbrunnr: The Well of Wisdom guarded by Mímir and located beneath the branches of the Yggdrasil.
Muninn: Old Norse for the word “memory.” He is one of two ravens that whisper in Odin's ears each night to convey the important events happening all around the world.
Norns: the Norse equivalent to guardian angels or Greek mythology’s Fates. The BCWs recruited these special beings to select individuals who would suit their needs in order to maintain the Nexus, substantiating the boundary between Earth and Erda.
Odin: the king of the Aesir, son of Bor and Bestla, husband of Frigg, and father of Baldur, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Vidar. He is the god of war, death, poetry, and wisdom. Even though he lives in Valhalla, his throne, Hlidskjalf, is located in his hall, Valaskjalf, in New Asgard. Odin has only one eye. The other one was traded for a drink from the Well of Knowledge. He owns the spear, Gungnir, and the ring, Draupnir. Two ravens bring him messages, and he rides a six-legged horse, while keeping two large dogs as his constant companions.
Oor: husband of Freya. Nomad by nature, he wanders across the dimensions, rarely staying in one place for too long. Freya cries rose-gold tears when she misses him.
Ragnarok: the twilight of the gods. A major battle in which the majority of the gods died. After a series of natural disasters, the world was submerged in water, but resurfaced. It was renewed and fertile, but there were only two human survivors left to repopulate the planet.
Thor: The god of thunder, lighting, storms, and strength. He has the ability to create hallowed places and protect mankind from evil. Thor is the son of Odin and Jord, the personification of Earth. He is also the husband of the golden-haired, fertility goddess, Sif. His children are Thrud, by Sif; and Mangi, Modi and Thrud by his mistress, the giantess, Jarnsaxa. His servant is Thialfi, the messenger of the gods. Often, Thor is represented by his hammer, Mjollnir. Even though he has incredible strength, he wears a belt that doubles his strength, along with iron gloves, and an iron staff, which he carries. Thor's chariot is pulled by two goats, Tanngrisni and Tanngnost. His hall is Bilskirnir, and is located in the region of Thrudheim.
Tyr: The god of war. Known as one of the patron gods of justice, his symbol is the spear. As a son of Odin, Tyr steps in to fill in the Allfather's role as ruler of the Aesir during Odin’s lengthy periods of wandering. The boldest of the gods, he sacrificed his hand in order for the other gods to contain the wolf, Fenrir. His example inspires courage and heroism in battle.
Valkyrie: beautiful young women chosen by Odin from various races. They have the power to lift up the souls of brave, fallen warriors and bring them to Odin’s hall, Valhalla. The Valkyrie ride to and from battles on the backs of winged horses. They can be identified by their armor, helmets, and spears. When there are no battles being fought, they act as Odin’s messengers.
Vanaheim: the realm of the Vanir, located perpendicular to Earth and Erda.
Vanir: free spirits similar to modern day hippies, and the enemies of the warrior gods of the Aesir. They are mostly considered the gods and goddesses of magic, fertility, good health, wealth, good luck, and youth. After an epic war between the Vanir of Vanaheim and the Aesir of Asgard, they agreed to exchange hostages in order to keep the peace. Njord and his children, Freya and Freyr, were sent to Asgard, and eventually, much of what was known of the Vanir Pantheon was assimilated into the Aesir.
Yggdrasil: The world tree. It's location moves around Erda. The Yggdrasil is the physical representation of all the different dimensions that surround Earth and Erda. Beneath its branches lie three wells: the Well of Wisdom; the Well of Fate; and the Hvergelmir. Within its branches are the four deer that represent the four winds. It also serves as a haven for the gossiping squirrel, Ratatosk, the tree snake, Vidofnir, an eagle, and the golden rooster, while serpents gnaw its roots.