Hugr – The Nordic Concept of the Spirit or Soul

The Hugr is part of the Norse concept of the self. Most people, regardless of their religious beliefs, have a concept of the self in terms of it having three components: The Body, The Mind, and The Soul or Spirit. The Old Norse and Germanic folk had a similar concept of the self: the Body or the Líkami, the Mind or Will  or the Munr and what can be best described as their very being called the Hugr. (often called memory), which is much like a Soul or Spirit,   Hugr is an Old…

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