Bragi is the Norse god of poetry, music and eloquence. Plucking his harp and singing sweetly, he can charm all creatures, even the flowers and the trees. His tongue is carved with runes, ancient Norse symbols, and through his poetry, Bragi keeps the stories of the gods alive.
Son of Odin, father of the gods, and Frigg, the goddess of marriage and motherhood, Bragi is often found in Valhalla, Odin’s palace, where he welcomes newly departed heroes, and weaves tales for those assembled there. He is married to Idun, the goddess whose golden apples guarantee the immortality of the gods.
In Bragi’s honor, Vikings called their poets, or skalds, bragamen and bragawomen.