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 Nordic and Germanic folk have concept of the self that has a differentiation from the Body or the Líkami, the Mind or Will  or the Munr and what can be best described as their very being, much like a Soul or Spirit, the Hugr. (often called memory)   Hugr is an Old Norse word.  In…

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