Borr or Burr (sometimes anglicized Bor or Bur) was the son of Búri and the father of Odin in Norse mythology. The Orthography of the Old Norse language since the introduction of the Latin alphabet in Iceland was varied historically Búri was the first god in Norse mythology. He was the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin. Odin (ˈoʊdɪn from Old Norse Óðinn) is considered the chief god in Norse paganism. Norse mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and Legends of the Scandinavian peoples including those who settled on Iceland He is mentioned in the Gylfaginning part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda. Gylfaginning, or the Tricking of Gylfi (c 20000 words is the first part of Snorri Sturluson 's Prose Edda after Snorri Sturluson (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian poet and politician The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda ( Snorra Edda) or simply Edda, is an
[Búri] gat son þann er Borr er nefndr. Hann fekk þeirar konu er Bestla er nefnd, dóttir Bölþorns jötuns, ok gátu þau þrjá sonu. Hét einn Óðinn, annarr Vili, þriði Vé.
[Búri] begat a son called Borr, who wedded the woman named Bestla, daughter of Bölthorn the giant; and they had three sons: one was Odin, the second Vili, the third Vé. In Norse mythology, Bestla was an ancient Jotun, a daughter of Bolthorn. In Norse mythology, Bölthorn (or Bölthor) was a frost giant, the father of Bestla and maternal grandfather of Odin. For other meanings of Ve, see Ve (disambiguation. For other meanings of Vili, see Vili (disambiguation. For other meanings of Ve, see Ve (disambiguation. For other meanings of Vili, see Vili (disambiguation.
Borr is not mentioned again in the Prose Edda. In skaldic and eddaic poetry Odin is occasionally referred to as Borr's son but no further information on Borr is given. The skald was a member of a group of Poets whose courtly poetry (Icelandic dróttkvæði) is associated with the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems primarily preserved in the Icelandic mediaeval Manuscript Codex Regius. A kenning ( Old Norse kenning, Modern Icelandic pronunciation) is a Circumlocution used instead of an ordinary Noun in Old Norse Other sources are silent.
The role of Borr in the mythology is unclear and there is no indication that he was worshipped in Norse paganism. Norse paganism is a term used to describe the religious traditions which were common amongst the Germanic tribes living in Nordic countries prior to and