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Origin and Meaning
Old Norse name of uncertain meaning, maybe 'strong'; 'helper' 
- Hœnir is one of the Æsir. He is said to be tall, long-legged, quick and handsome. His byname is Aurkonungr. In the Vǫluspá the godly triad Óðinn, Hœnir and Loðurr appear in the myth of the creation of man. Hœnir gives man his reason (óðr). In another godly triad in Reginsmál and Skáldskaparmál, Hœnir appears together with Óðinn and Loki, but is without a function. Vǫluspá names him as one of the Æsir in the new world after the Ragnarǫk. After the Vanir wars, the Æsir give Hœnir to the Vanir as a hostage, and these make him a chieftain. He lets himself be advised in all matters by Mímir until the Vanir become aware of it and decapitate Mímir. 
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- ↑ Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
- ↑ Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
- ↑ Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/