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Origin and Meaning
Old Norse name meaning 'the rememberer', 'the wise one'  
| - Icelandic
- Mímir is one of the Æsir, and in the Þulur his name is found amongst the names of the giants. He was very wise, and the Æsir provided him as one of the hostages after the wars against the Vanir where he was to serve Hœnir as an adviser. When the Vanir recognised that Hœnir was helpless without his adviser, they decapitated Mímir and sent the head to the Æsir where Óðinn with the help of healing herbs and charms is able to keep him from decay, so that he can continue to give secret information and such things which he gets 'from the Other World'.  
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Sources:    
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
- ↑ Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi