Also Waer, Vor. Goddess who punishes those who do not keep their marriage vows.
Wær is the Old English cognate of the Goddess name Vor.
Var and Vor are probably the same goddess their names are
merely variations of each other.
Var is said by Snorri in the Prose Edda to
"who is so wise and searching that nothing
can be concealed from her. It is a saying that a woman becomes vor
(ware) of what she becomes wise. "
Vor is mentioned in the Elder Edda
as the goddess of oaths, contracts, and also marriage. Wær, vor, and
German wehr all mean truth as well as "pledge, compact, oath."
Var was called upon to witness and bless the
taking of any oath, particularly marriages, along with Lofn.
In Uberheim, the role of Lady
Var has recently been adopted by Heimdall's
consort. She is quite new to the kingdom, but has earned a place in Odin's
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