Laufey or Nál is a figure from Norse mythology, the mother of Loki and consort of Farbauti. Eddic poetry refers to Loki by the matronym Loki Laufeyjarson. Nál means “needle”; according to Sörla þáttr, Laufey was also called this because she was “both.
Norse Mythology: ULLR, is a rather mysterious god, known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis; son of Sif and stepson of Thor. He is supposed to be the god of snow and skiing... but is he? Please read this interesting article: http://14erskiers.com/blog/2009/11/ullr-really-the-god-of-snow/
One of my Gods of England paintings. This is the goddess Vor recorded in the Icelandic Eddas. She is the goddess of wisdom and hidden knowledge. See notes on the image for an explanation of the symbolism.
Gaia (the earth) hands her newborn son Erikhthonios over to the goddess Athena, who will foster this founding king of Athens. Gaia is shown only partially risen from the earth, being inseparable from her native element.