"East." According to Gylfaginning, one of the four dwarfs set by the sons of Borr at the four cardinal points to support the skull of Ymir, which forms the sky:

Then said Thridi: "They took his skull also, and made of it the heaven, and set it up over the earth with four corners; and under each corner they set a dwarf: the names of these are East, West, North, and South.

See also Norðri, Suðri, and Vestri. They are listed among the dwarfs in Völuspá, stanza 13, and in the Nafnaþulur.

A kenning for heaven of Helm of Vestri and Austri, Suðri, or Norðri.



  • Gylfaginning, 8.