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Eir

Mythology: Norse

Goddess of: Healing

Name Means: “graciousness”, “mildness”, ”mercy”. Also, “eira” which means to care for, help or please. 

Also Known As: Frigga’s Handmaiden

Other spellings: Aer and Iaer

Eir has been said to be the patron Goddess of those in the healthcare field, especially nurses. Eir was fond of gentle and patient healing, rather than the rough and tough “Get ‘em in, get ‘em healed, roll ‘em out” philosophies of many healthcare providers, even back then. 

Eir was very selective about who she taught, and as such only taught women. Even then, many women found her too slow-paced for them, therefore it was only the patient learners that were able to successfully learn from her.

As a master physician, she not only healed your body, but also your mind and your spirit. Her knowledge of crystals, herbs, incenses and other remedies was so great that it was considered unmatched, even beyond the mortal realm.

As a healer she is prevented from spilling blood in revenge or war, but was available to patch up the wounded during or after a battle.

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http://goddesses-and-gods.blogspot.com/2009/08/goddess-eir.html

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