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Fire Emblem has many references to mythology and historical events, which is to name many of its characters, weapons, locations, etc. Some coincidental, some meaning.

Of course, the games also referenced many other fictions and mediums.

Note: Do not put characters with standard names like Edward or Nolan, unless their names have some significance.


  • Marth's name is a corruption of Mars, the Roman god of War. Interestingly, he is named as such in the OVA.
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  • Frey is named after the Norse god of fertility.
  • Cain and Abel are named after Cain and Abel of The Bible. Ironically, none hold malice towards each other and in fact, Abel is the one who betrayed the group.
  • Ogma is named after the Irish or Celtic god, who is said to have created the Ogham alphabet.
  • Narvarre is either Nabal, a Calebite who died after denying King David, or the city in Spain.
  • Merric's tome, Excalibur, is named after the famous sword wielded by King Arthur, which is fitting as his Japanese name can be Malik, which is 'king' in Arabic.
  • Castor is named after one of the twins, Castor and Pollux, of Classical Mythology.
    • His Japanese name, Kashim, is either a dwelling for Eskimos during special occasions or an Arabic name, meaning 'divider' or 'dispenser.'
  • Luke is a common name that is shorten of Lucius, meaning "bright." One of the well-known Lukes is St. Luke, one of the evangelist and writer of the Gospel of Luke.
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  • Caesar is a title for Roman or Byzantine emperors, the most famous is Julius Caesar.
  • Bantu's name came from an ethnic group in Africa who speak the Bantu language.
  • Macedon is named after the Macedonia region, home of the general Alexander the Great.
  • Minerva is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, in which her Greek version is Athena.
    • Athena herself is named after the Greek goddess of wisdom.
  • Midia is named after Medea, the vengeful woman in Classical Mythology.
  • Dolph is a German name, meaning 'noble wolf.' Dolph is usually a shortened name like Rudolph (Rudolf) or unfortunately, Adolf.
  • Samson is named after one of the Judges in The Bible. Known for his long hair in which he made a creed to never cut, he was betrayed and was captured by his enemy. He begged God to give him strength and he killed himself by destroying the temple he is in which killed everyone inside.
  • Palla is likely named after Pallas, the many figures in Classical Mythology, famously Pallas Athena.
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  • Naga is named after the divine snake in Hindu Mythology. Naga's reincarnation, Nagi, is the feminine version of Naga.
  • Norne is named after the Norns, a group of witches in Norse Mythology.
  • Horace is named after Quintus Horatius Flaccus, or Horace, a Roman poet during the time of Augustus.
  • Tiki may have been named after the first Maori man in Oceanian Mythology.
  • Ymir and his Japanese name, Hymir, are both figures in Norse Mythology. Hymir is a giant who would father Tyr, and Ymir is the father of the frost giants.
  • Artemis is named after the Greek goddess of the hunt.
  • Morzas's Japanese name, Moses, is named after an famous figure in The Bible.
  • Legion is named after the demon in The Bible.
  • The boss Dejanira in Chapter 12x in Shadow Dragon is named after Heracles' wife.
  • In Mystery of the Emblem, the orbs from the fragmented Starsphere are named after the Zodiacs.
  • The legendary sword Mercurius is named after Mercury, the Roman messenger god.
  • Gharnef's dark magic, Imhullu, is named after the weapon used by Marduk to destroy Tiamat. It means "terrible wind." In Japanese version, Mafu means "demonic wind."
  • The bow Parthia is named for the frequent rival to the Roman empire of the same name. It was home to famously great archers, and a concept is named for them - the Parthian Shot (turning in the saddle and firing at a pursuing enemy while feigning a retreat), which has since been renamed the parting shot.


  • Jedah's name may be derived from a biblical name, Juda, the fourth son of Jacob.
  • One of the villagers is named Atlas, after the Titan who was forced to hold the sky. Fitting, as his strength is one of his best growths.
  • Ragnarok is named after the event where the world is destroyed in Norse Mythology. It means "twilight of the gods."
  • Forneus is one of the demon in the Ars Goetia. He teaches Rhetoric and language, gives good names to men, and makes them loved by their friends and enemies. He is typically portrayed as a sea monster.
  • Kriemhild is derived from an important character from the epic Nibelungenlied.
  • Kamui is a Japanese word meaning "divine or spiritual being."


Many aspects of this continent are named after central characters and objects of Norse Mythology and Celtic Mythology.
  • The continent itself is named after Yggdrasil, the world tree in Norse Mythology.
  • Sigurd, the main hero of Generation 1, is named after the hero Sigurd (or Siegfried) in the Volsunga Saga.
    • His son, Seliph, could be derived after Seraphim, a divine angel in The Bible.
    • His Japanese name, Celice, can be transliterated as Celes, after celestial.
  • Naoise, one of the knights of Chalphy, and Deirdre, Sigurd's wife, are both named after a tragic couple in the Ulster Cycle.
  • Arvis's Japanese name, Alvis, is named after a dwarf who was turned into stone after being tested by Thor, who doesn't want him to marry his daughter.
    • His name has two possible etymology, an old Norse name, Arnvidr, which means "eagle wood" or the old German name, Arvin, which means "people's friend."
  • Coirpre is named after Cairpre, the son of Ogma and a Celtic warrior.
  • Hannibal is named after a general during the First Punic War.
  • Larcei's and Ulster's Japanese names, Lakche and Skasasher, are derived from Luchtaine and Scathach, respectively. Luchtaine was a weapon-forger and Scathach was the trainer of Cu Chulainn. Interestingly, both are male and female, respectively.
    • Ulster is named after the Ulster Cycle.
  • Quan and Ethlyn are both named after the parents of the god, Lugh.
  • Aideen and Midir is named after the two lovers in Celtic Mythology.
  • Briggid is named after the Celtic goddess of poetry, medicine, blacksmithing, arts, and cattle.
  • Jamke is the corruption of Jamukha, who was a Mongolian leader and rival of Genghis Khan.
    • His father, Batou, is named after the grandson of Genghis Khan.
    • Cimbaeth is named after Cimbaoth, the high king of Ireland.
    • Munnir's Japanese name, Gandalf, is named after the dwarven king of Vingulmark in Norse Mythology. Its name is the basis of Gandalf the Grey.
  • Finn was named after Finn mac Cumhaill, who was famous hero and the leader of the Fiana.
    • Fiana is also the name of the village Leif stayed in the beginning of Thracia 776.
  • Beowulf is named after the famed hero in old English epic poems.
  • Azel is Hebrew for 'reserved.' Named after a minor character in The Bible.
  • Dagdar is named after The Dagda, also known as "the good god" and a father-figure.
  • Lachesis is named after one of the three Sisters of Fate in Classical Mythology.
    • One of the arena enemies is named after Clotho, another of the Sisters of Fate.
  • Eldigan's son, Ares, is named after the Greek god of war.
  • Lachesis' daughter Nanna is named after the wife of Baldur.
  • Tailtiu/Tailtu/Tiltyu/Talte is named after the foster mother of Lugh.
  • Arthur is named after the famous King Arthur.
  • Tristan is named after the hero in the Arthurian story Tristan and Iseult.
  • Several opponents in the arena have some references, including Indra (king of the gods), Atlas, Zeus (king of the gods), Bacchus (god of wine), Mahatma (either the "Great Soul" or Gandhi), Nietzsche, Canaan, and Mario.
    • And some of the opponents are named after previous characters including Gazack (the first boss in Shadow Dragon), Duma (the Final Boss of Gaiden), Kashim (Japanese name of Castor), and Wolf.
  • Many of the Holy Weapons are named after weapons in Norse Mythology: Tyrfing (a cursed sword), Mystletainn (a sword used to kill Baldur), Mjolnir (Thor's hammer), Gungnir (Odin's spear), Ichaival (Odin's bow), Balmung (Siegfried's sword).
    • Forseti, both the book and the wind god, is named after the Norse god of Justice.
    • While Ichaival was changed in the English version of Awakening, its new name, Yewfelle, is derived from both Yew, a type of tree used to make bows, and the word "fell".
  • Even the heroes, the Twelve Crusaders, are named after many figures: Heim, after Heimdall, the guardian of Bifrost; Baldur, the god of light; Ulir, after Ullr, the god of bows; Odo, after Odr, the husband of Freya; Hezul, after Hod, the blind god; Bragi, after the Norse god of poetry; Tordo, after Thor, the god of thunder.
    • Dain, the wielder of Gungnir and founder of Thracia, has three figures named as Dain: a dwarf who created Hildisvini, one of the four stag of Yggdrasill, and an elf who introduced runes to his people.
    • Vala is either named after one of Freya's many names, a shaman in Norse Mythology, or a demon in Hindu Mythology.
  • Loptyr's name (at least in the English version) is composite of two gods. Lopt is the alternative name for Loki (in fact, he was originally going to be named as such), the Norse trickster, and Tyr, the Norse god of war.
    • Also, the dark tomes, Fenrir, Jormungandr, and Hel, are named after Loki's children.
  • Cigyun is named after the Norse goddess and wife of Loki.
  • Julius is named after many consols in Rome, the most famous is Julius Caesar, the first dictator of the Roman Republic.
  • Asaello is derived from Asal, King of the Golden Pillars and figure in Celtic Mythology.
  • Lombard is named after a Germanic tribe in the Italian peninsula.
  • Danann, the lord of Dozel and son of Lombard, is named after the granddaughter of Ogma, and is the mother of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba.
  • Arion is either named after Orion, the hunter, or Arion, the immortal horse.
  • Ishtar is named after the Mesopotamian goddess of love, infamous for having many lovers that died. Ironically, her role is reversed, her love for Julius led to her death.
  • Dobarl and Pizarl are both named after Dobar and Pisear in Celtic Mythology. Both are the King of Sicily and the King of Persia, respectively.
  • August is named after the eighth month of the calendar, named after Augustus, the adopted son and successor to Julius Caesar and first Roman emperor in the Roman Empire.
  • Ronan's name means "little seal," in which legends tell that it is name given to children of Selkie, or seal maidens, from humans.
  • Olwen is named after the heroine of the Welsh story Culhwch and Olwen.
  • Shiva is named after one of the Supreme Gods in Hinduism.
  • Fergus is named after Fergus mac Roich, a character in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic Mythology, who was an exiled king of Ulster.
  • Holyn is the corruption of Chulainn, his localized name, which is named after Cu Chulainn, a legendary hero in the Ulster Cycle of Celtic Mythology.
  • Homers is named the famed author of the Iliad and The Odyssey.
  • A corruption of Pahn could be interpreted as Pan, which is the god of the wilds and nature in Classical Mythology.
    • His localized name, Perne, seems to be a reference to a poem by W. B. Yeats.
  • Eyrios is the corruption of Ilios, another name for Troy and the setting of the Trojan War in the Iliad.
  • Salem is a Jewish name meaning "peaceful." Ironically as a former member of a cult, it can also be named after the town Salem, infamous for the witch trials taking place.
  • The main locations are named after certain aspects, such as Belhalla, the corruption of Valhalla, the halls of the slain; Chalphy, the corruption of Thialfi, a servant of Thor; Jungby, the corruption of Yngvi, one of the names of Freyr; Edda, after the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda.
  • The Deadlords are initially named after the number one through twelve in German in the Japanese version. In the English version, they are named after the Chinese Zodiac animals in Latin.


Many aspects of this continent is named after King Arthur and The Song of Roland.
  • Roland, the founder of Lycia, is the name of one of Charlemagne's Twelve Peers, or Paladins, and one of the focus of the Song of Roland.
    • His sword, Durandal, is the name of Roland's sword in the Song of Roland.
    • Lycia itself is named after the first federation, located in Turkey.
  • Bern is named after the capital of Switzerland and the surrounding region.
  • Laus and Ostia are named after cities in Italy.
  • Pherae is an archaic name for Feres, a city in Greece.
  • Etruria is an archaic name for a region in northern Italy.
  • The Nabata Desert is named after Nabataea, an archaic name for what is now called Saudi Arabia.
  • Athos is both named after Mount Athos, which is an important holy site for Orthodox Christians, and one of The Three Musketeers.
  • Bramimond is named after the queen of the Saracens.
  • Durban is named after one of Roland's companions, Turpin.
  • Ogier/Oujay is named after Ogier the Dane, a legendary character in the Song of Roland.
  • Lord Uther is named for Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur.
  • Hector is named after the prince of Troy, who fought and was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War. Alternatively, named for Sir Ector, foster father of King Arthur.
  • House Cornwell, of which Raven and Priscilla are the surviving members, is named for the kingdom of Cornwall, which was conquered by Uther Pendragon, similar to how House Cornwell was destroyed by Uther.
  • Lyn's special swords, the Mani Katti and Sol Katti, are both named after Mani and Sol, the moon and sun in Norse Mythology.
  • Perceval is named after one of the Knights of the Round Table and the son of Lancelot. He led the journey to find the Holy Grail.
  • Bors is named after one of the Knights of the Round Table. There were two Bors, a father and a son.
  • Pent is named after Pant, Bors' brother.
  • Lot the fighter was either named after Lot, one of the survivors who escaped Sodom from the destruction of God in The Bible, or the Arthurian king and father of Gawain and Arthur's brother-in-law.
  • Kent is a character from Shakespeare's play King Lear who was the only one loyal enough to stay by his king's side even after having been banished by him.
  • Lugh and Raigh are both named after Celtic figures. Lugh is a very important god and hero in Celtic Mythology.
  • Noah is named after the famed figure in The Bible, who built the Ark to survive a flood.
  • Igrene is named after Igraine, the mother of King Arthur.
  • Saul is named after the king of Israel who lost favor with Samuel the prophet and God and grew jealous of David's accomplishments.
  • Isadora's name is derived from doron, meaning "gift", and Isis, the Egyptian goddess of marriage and magic.
    • Alternatively, her name might be derived from Isolda, the alternate name of Iseult, princess and lover of Tristan from Arthurian legends.
  • Merlinus's name derived after Merlin, the most famous wizard in the Arthurian legends.
  • Ninian is one of the alternative names of Nimue, the Lady of the Lake.
    • Niime, an ancient witch and mother of Canas, is named Nimue in the Japanese version and is one of the Lady of the Lake's other names.
  • Nergal was named after the Mesopotamian god of war and destruction. His tome, Ereshkigal, is named after Nergal's wife and queen of the Underworld.
  • Juno is named after the Roman goddess of marriage and the wife of Jupiter.
  • Echidna is named after the monster in Classical Mythology, who was the mother of many creatures like Cerberus and the Hydra.
  • Idoun is named after the Norse goddess who watches over the golden apple that grants eternal youth.
  • The father of Elphin, Mordred, is named after the son (or nephew) of King Arthur, who led to his death.
  • Zephiel's Japanese name Zefhyr is named after Zephyr, the Greek god of the west wind.
  • Guinevere is named after the queen of Camelot and the wife of King Arthur, who had an affair with the knight Lancelot.
  • Milady is likely named after Milady de Winter, a character in The Three Musketeers.
  • Murdock is likely named after Marduk, the Babylonian king of the gods.
  • The anima tome Fimbulvetr is named after the endless winter in Norse Mythology that was the signal for Ragnarok.
  • Jaffar is most likely named after Ja'far ibn Yahya al-Barmaki.


  • Ephraim is named after a figure in The Bible.
  • Eirika is a German and Scandinavian spelling of Erika, which means 'heather.' Also, it is the feminine form of Eric, which means "even ruler."
  • Seth is named after Seth, the child of Adam and Eve after Abel was killed, in The Bible.
  • Syrene is named after Cyrene in Classical Mythology. She was a princess of the Lapiths who wrestled a lion to save her father's sheep and was married to Apollo. A city is founded after her.
  • Selena is named after Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon in Classical Mythology. Her title, Fluorspar, is another word for fluorite.
  • Duessel is named after the river in Germany near the city Dusseldorf and flows through Neander Valley, where the first fossils of Neanderthals were discovered. His name was changed in Germany to Duenell, because Dussel was a word for "fool."
  • Joshua, while a common male name, is named after an important figure in The Bible, who became a leader of the Hebrews after Moses' death. The greek form of the name is "Jesus."
  • Tethys is named after the titaness and sea goddess and the daughter of Uranus and Gaia.
  • Saleh is either named after a prophet in the Qur'an or "Salah" in The Bible, a descendant of Shem, one of Noah's sons.
  • Myrrh is named after a resin from a certain tree and was one of the gifts of the Magi in the Birth of Christ. Alternatively, her name could be derived from Myrrha, the mother of Adonis who was turn into a tree after seducing her own father and begged the gods to save her.
  • Vigarde is named after the field in Norse Mythology where battles of Ragnarok will take place.
  • Many of the legendary weapons includes:
    • Jehanna's weapons are Audhulma, named after the cow in Norse Mythology that nursed Ymir, and the Excalibur, see Archanea.
    • Frelia's weapons are Vidofnir, named after the rooster that rests on top of Yggdrasil, and Nidhogg, named after the dragon that rests under the roots of Yggdrasil.
    • Rausten's St. Latona and the staff named after her is the Roman name of Leto, one of Zeus' mistresses and the mother of Apollo and Artemis (Diana); the other weapon, Ivaldi, is named after the dwarf whose sons, including Brokkr, Eitri, and Sindri, crafted many inventions for the gods, like Gungnir and Mjolnir.
    • Ephraim's and Eirika's special weapons, Siegmund and Sieglinde, are both named after the siblings in Norse Mythology.
    • Grado's Garm is named after Garmr, the guardian of the underworld, similar to Cerberus, in Norse Mythology. Grado's other weapon, Gleipnir, is named after the ribbon that binded Fenrir.
    • Lyon's special dark tome, Naglfar, is named after the ship made of toenails and fingernails in Norse Mythology that would hold an army that would do battle in Ragnarok.
  • Ephraim's personal weapon, Reginleif, is named after one of the Valkyries.


  • The continent, Tellius, is named after Tellus, the Roman goddess of the earth.
  • Crimea is a region on the north shore of the Black Sea, between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Gallia is an archaic name for what is now called France.
  • Ike has some connotations: one is a short form of Isaac, from The Bible. Another is Ike, the nickname of Dwight D Eisenhower.
  • Ike's father, Greil, was once known as Gawain, who is named after one of the Knights of the Round Table.
  • The legendary blade and Ike's greatest weapon, the Ragnell, is named after Gawain's wife.
  • Mist is named after one of the Valkyries, which means 'mist' or 'clouds.'
  • Titania is named after the queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Mordecai is named after a figure in The Bible. He was the cousin of Esther, who became the wife of King Xerxes of Persia. His name means 'servant of Marduk'; Marduk is the king of the gods in Mesopotamian Mythology.
  • Lethe is named after one of the five rivers in the Greek underworld; those who drink from it lose their memories. Her name means 'oblivion' and 'forgetfulness.'
  • Ashera is named after the wife of the king of the gods, El, in Hebrew Mythology. Her Japanese name, Astarte, is named after the Canaan goddess similar to Ishtar.
  • Skrimir is named after the Norse giant, whose name means "big fellow", a giant so large that Thor and Loki thought his mitten was a large cabin.
  • Nailah was named after the queen of the Rashidun Caliphate.
    • Her Japanese name, Nike, is named after the Greek goddess of victory.
  • Sigrun is named after the Valkyrie in Norse Mythology. Her name means "victory rune."
  • Pelleas is named after the Knight of the Round Table and lover of the Lady of the Lake.
  • Ettard, Ike's special sword in the English version and the Black Knight's weapon in the Japanese version, is named after a maiden who loved Pelleas.
    • The Alondite, Ike's special sword in the Japanese version and the Black Knight's weapon in the English version, is the sword wielded by Lancelot.
  • The weapons given to Edward, Nolan, and Leonardo — Caladbolg, Tarvos, and Lughnasadh — are named after aspects of Celtic Mythology. Caladbolg was a sword of Fergus mac Roich in the Ulster Cycle, Tarvos was named after Tarvos Trigaranus the god of bulls, and Lughnasadh was named after a traditional Gaelic harvest festival.
  • The highest-ranking Dark spell, Balberith, is named after Baal Berith, the god of a Canaan city who was demonized.


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  • Corrin is likely derived from Quirinus, a Sabine war god who's also an epiphet of Janus, the Roman god of doors and fates. For their Japanese name Kamui, see Valentia section above.
  • Azura's title, Lady of the Lake, is connected toward the titular Lady of the Lake, see Elibe.
  • Xander is a name of Greek origins, meaning "defender of man". One of the famous is Alexander the Great.
    • Marx is a name of German origins, likely an acronym of masiach and rex, both meaning "king". Relations with Karl Marx is likely unintentional.
  • Ryoma is a Japanese name that is a combination of ryu and oma meaning dragon and horse, referencing to the kirin/qirin whose appearance can bring the birth of great kings.
  • Camilla is named after Roman warrior maiden. Her Greek version is Penthesilea, the queen of the Amazon.
  • Orochi means "snake," in which is named after Yamata-no-Orochi, the eight-headed snake monster who ate young maidens as sacrifices and was later slain by the storm god, Susano.
  • Hayato is named after the people in Ancient Japan who lived in the Satsuma and Osumi regions of Southern Kyushi until at least the Nara period. It literally means "falcon-men."
    • His Japanese name, Tsukuyomi, is named after the Japanese god of the moon.
  • Saizo is named after the real-life legendary Ninja Kirigakure Saizo.
  • Likewise, Yukimura is named after the real-life Samurai, Sanada Yukimura, in the Sengoku era.
  • Kotaro may be named after Kotarou Fuuma, leader of the Fuuma ninja clan of the Hojo.
  • Mitama means "honorable spirit" and it is the basis of various soul and emotions, Ara-mitama (rude spirit), nigi-mitama (harmonious spirit), Saki-mitama (happy spirit), and kushi-mitama (wondrous spirit).
  • Nyx is named after the Greek goddess of the night.
  • Silas is named after the accompanier of Paul the Apostle during his journeys in The Bible.
  • Peri is named after Persian and Armenian fairy-like winged creatures. They were originally evil, but became benevolent creatures over time.
  • Lilith is named after the woman before the creation of Eve in Jewish mythology.
  • Macbeth is an obvious one, but his English name, Iago, (not that one) is the main antagonist of Shakespeare's Othello.
  • Odin (aka Owain) is named after the Norse king of the gods.
  • Selkie is named after Scottish creatures who wear seal skins and assume human form when their skin are shedded.
  • Percy's name is likely shortened after either Percival, see Elibe, or Perseus, a Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa and saved Andromeda from being sacrificed.
  • Ophelia is named after the character in Hamlet.
  • Nina's Japanese name, Eponine, is named after the character in Les Misérables.
  • The Raijinto and Fujin Yumi are respectively named after Raijin/Raiden, the Shinto god of thunder, and Fuujin/Futen, the Shinto god of wind.
  • Siegfried is named after the hero that is mentioned in the Jugdral section, and the Brynhildr is named after the Valkyrie and the Queen of Iceland who also appears in the Volsunga Saga.
  • Many of the Hoshido spells are named after the Chinese Zodiacs (with Bird Spirit representing the rooster), although the 11th and 12th, dog and pig, are both absent.
  • The Ginnungagap tome is named after the primordial void in Norse Mythology.
  • Ganglari is one of the many names of Odin. It means "wanderer."
  • Aurgelmir, the S-rank axe/hammer, is also another name for Ymir. See Archanea section.
  • Bolverk, Garon's axe, is one of many names of Odin. It means "evil worker."
  • Bifrost, the S-rank staff, is named after the rainbow bridge that connects Midgard (the realm of humans) and Asgard (the realm of the gods).
  • The corrupted bow Skadi is named after the Norse goddess of winter and associated with bowhunting.
  • The design of Pursuer, the S-rank bow, is based on the legend of Emperor Jimmu where a bird would roost on his bow while in battle.
  • Anankos is derived from Ananke, the Greek primordial being that represents the inevitability of fates.
    • His Japanese name, Hydra, is named after the Greek mythical creature known for its multiple heads and the ability to regenerate and grow more heads. It is one of the twelve trials of Heracles. Also, "Hydra" is one letter off from "hydro", as in water.
  • The skill Amaterasu is named after the Japanese goddess of the sun.
  • Oni from the Oni Savage and Oni Chieftain classes are demonic creatures in Japanese folklore known for being ugly, savage, and destructive. Them wielding clubs (the Hoshidan equivalent to axes) is derived from oni-ni-kanabō (oni with an iron club).
  • The Great Wall of Suzanoh is likely derived after both the Great Wall of China and the god Susano, the storm god who slew the monster Orochi.
  • Izumo, Izana's home, is named after the city in Shimane. It is known for its Shinto shrines.
  • Kohga, the kingdom of Ninja and Shura's homeland, is named after the province and the legendary ninja school.
  • The Kingdom of Valla is named after Valhalla, see the Jugdral section.
  • Arete's name is of Greek origin, meaning "excellence." She is likely named after the queen of Scheria in the Oddysey. She is the granddaughter of Poseidon, god of the sea.
  • Castle Gyges in Valla is Greek for "primeval". It is either of one of the kings of Lydia or one of the Hekatonkheires, meaning "Hundred-Handed Ones," and the children of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth).


Even more references to Norse Mythology show up here.
  • The Kingdom of Askr and the Empire of Embla are both named after Ask and Embla, the first two humans.
  • The relic Breidablik is named after the home of Baldur, where the purest of souls reside.
  • The Fólkvangr and Fensalir, Alfonse's and Sharena's legendary weapons, are named after the domains of Freyja and Frigg.
  • The Nóatún, Anna's ultimate weapon, is named after the domain of Njordr.
  • Valaskjálf, the Mysterious Man's tome, is named after one of Odin's halls.
  • Élivágar, Veronica's tome, is named after one of the rivers in Ginnungagap.
  • The "raises Atk/Spd/Def/Res by 4 after dancing" weapons (Performing Arts Azura's Urðr, Sky-High Dancer Olivia's Skuld and Performing Arts Berkut's Verðandi) are named after the Norns.

Fire Emblem Warriors

  • The English name of the Chaos Dragon, Velezark, is derived from Veles, the Slavic god of magic, water, and earth.

Tear Ring Saga

  • Axe Knight Ezekiel is named after the figure in The Bible.
  • Esther is named after the famed Queen Esther in The Bible. It means "star."
  • Krishna is named after the Eighth Avatar of Vishnu from Hindu Mythology.
  • Lionheart is the nickname of the English King Richard I.
  • Kingdom of Canaan is named after the region in The Bible where Moses and the Israelite moved to during their Exodus.
  • Dullahan is named after an Irish creature, a fairy who are headless riders.
  • The dark spell, Zahhak, belonging to the Big Bad is named after the evil figure in Iranian mythology.

Three Houses

  • Catherine's nickname in the game, Thunderbrand Cassandra, and her status in the game as a Game-Breaker, make her similar to Cid from Final Fantasy Tactics, and her nickname can be derived from Cid's "Thunder God Cid" nickname.

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