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Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir, and sometimes including the jötnar (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. However, it is usually accepted that the Æsir (including Odin, Thor and Tyr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Niord, Freya and Freyr) were fertility gods. In ancient times, northern and central europe was mainly inhabited by the Kelts, who believed in the gods known as Vanir. When indo-german tribes, who believed in to gods known as Æsir, invaded from south, pushing the Kelts north, the two ethnic groups merged into each other after a long period of war. Thus, their religions too where merged. Various other groups of beings, including elves, dwarves and jotun were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them. In Old Norse, the Æsir (singular Áss, feminine Ásynja, feminine plural Ásynjur, Anglo-Saxon Ós, from Proto-Germanic Ansuz) are the principal gods of the pantheon of Norse mythology. ... Vanir is the name of one of the two groups of gods in Norse mythology, the other and more well known being the Æsir. ... The giants seize Freyja. ... In Old Norse, the Æsir (singular Áss, feminine Ásynja, feminine plural Ásynjur, Anglo-Saxon Ós, from Proto-Germanic Ansuz) are the principal gods of the pantheon of Norse mythology. ... In Norse mythology, the Álfar, or Elves, are usually considered to be the height of humans or just above. ... In Norse mythology, the dwarves (Old Norse: dvergar, sing. ...

  • Ægir (Ruler of the sea. Consort: Ran)
  • Andhrímnir (Chef of the gods.)
  • Aurvandil (A minor character in the Skáldskaparmál with cognates in other Germanic tales.)
  • Balder (God of beauty, innocence and peace. Consort: Nanna)
  • Borr (Father of Odin, Vili and Ve. Consort: Bestla)
  • Bragi (God of poetry. Consort: Iðunn)
  • Búri (The first god and father of Borr.)
  • Dagr (God of the daytime, son of Delling and Nótt.)
  • Delling (God of dawn and father of Dagr by Nótt.)
  • Eir (Goddess of healing.)
  • Elli (Goddess of old age.)
  • Forseti (God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldr and Nanna.)
  • Freyja (Goddess of love, sexuality and fertility. Consort: Ódr)
  • Freyr (God of fertility. Consort: Gerd)
  • Frigg (Goddess of marriage and motherhood. Consort: Odin)
  • Fulla (Frigg´s sister.)
  • Gefjun (Goddess of fertility and plough.)
  • Hel (Ruler of Helheim, the Norse underworld.)
  • Heimdall (One of the Æsir and guardian of Ásgard, their realm.)
  • Hermóðr (Odin´s son.)
  • Hlín (Goddess of consolation.)
  • Höðr (God of winter.)
  • Hœnir (The silent god.)
  • Iðunn (Goddess of youth. Consort: Bragi.)
  • Jord (Goddess of the Earth. Mother of Thor by Odin.)
  • Kvasir (God of inspiration.)
  • Lofn (Goddess of love.)
  • Loki (Trickster and god of mischief. Consort: Sigyn)
  • Magni (Son of Thor and Jarnsaxa and God of might and strength.)
  • Mani (god) (God of Moon.)
  • Miming (God of forest.)
  • Mimir (Odin´s uncle.)
  • Modi (Thor´s son and God of rage.)
  • Nanna (An Ásynja married with Baldr and mother to Forseti.)
  • Nerthus (A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njord.)
  • Njord (God of sea ,wind ,fish and wealth.)
  • Nótt (Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Aud, Jord and Dagr by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively.
  • Odin (Lord of the Æsir. God of both wisdom and war. Consort: Frigg.)
  • Óttar (mythology)
  • Ran (Keeper of the drowned. Consort: Ægir)
  • Saga (mythology) (Goddess of history and memory.)
  • Sif (An Ásynja, believed to help crops grow. Consort: Thor)
  • Sigyn (Wife of Loki. Bore him two sons, Vali and Narvi.)
  • Sjöfn (Goddess of love.)
  • Skaði ([[Njord's wife.)
  • Snotra (Goddess of prudence.)
  • Sol (Goddess of Sun.)
  • Thor (God of thunder and battle. Consort: Sif.)
  • Thrud (Goddess of war.)
  • Tyr (God of war.)
  • Ullr (God of ski ,hunt and duel.He is son of Sif.)
  • Váli (God of revenge.)
  • Var (Goddess of contract.)
  • Vé (One of the three gods of creation. Brother of Odin and Vili.)
  • Vidar (God of revenge.)
  • Vili (One of the three gods of creation. Brother of Odin and Vé.)
  • Vör (Goddess of wisdom.)

In Norse mythology Ægir is a giant and a king of the sea. ... Ran can mean: An ancient Norse goddess. ... Andhrímnir in Norse mythology was the chef for the Æsir and einherjar. ... Aurvandil is mentioned once in Norse Mythology, in the Skáldskaparmal section of Snorri Sturlusons Edda: Thor went home to Thrúdvangar, and the hone remained sticking in his head. ... The second part of the Younger Edda of Snorri Sturluson. ... Balders death is portrayed in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Nanna is the name of two deities: God of the moon in Sumerian mythology and Nanna, the wife of Balder in Norse mythology There is also a kind of Corsican music called nanna. ... Borr or Burr (sometimes anglicized Bor) in Norse mythology was the son of Búri and the father of Odin. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Vili was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr in Norse mythology. ... Ve was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr in Norse mythology. ... In Norse mythology, Bestla was an ancient frost giantess, a daughter of Bolthorn. ... Bragi is shown with a harp and accompanied by his wife Iðunn in this 19th century painting by Nils Blommér. ... Iðunn is carried off by Þjazi in this artwork by H. Theaker, 1920 Iðunn was, in Norse mythology, one of the goddesses. ... Búri is licked out of a salty ice-block by the cow Auðumbla in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Borr or Burr (sometimes anglicized Bor) in Norse mythology was the son of Búri and the father of Odin. ... Dagr rides his horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... Delling in Norse mythology was the god of the dawn. ... Nótt rides her horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... Delling in Norse mythology was the god of the dawn. ... Dagr rides his horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... Nótt rides her horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... Eir (help or mercy) is, in Norse mythology, a goddess of the Æsir; she knew the medicinal properties of herbs and was capable of resurrection. ... In Norse mythology, Elli or Elle was the goddess of old age. ... Forseti (the presiding one) is the Æsir god of justice, peace and truth in Norse mythology. ... Baldr. ... Nanna is the name of two deities: God of the moon in Sumerian mythology and Nanna, the wife of Balder in Norse mythology There is also a kind of Corsican music called nanna. ... Freyja in Wagners operas See Freya radar for German World War II radar. ... Ódr (ON: Óðr). ... This 19th century representation of Freyr shows him with his boar Gullinbursti and his sword. ... Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, or GORD when -oesophageal, the BE form, is substituted) is injury to the esophagus that develops from chronic exposure of the esophagus to acid coming up from the stomach (reflux). ... Frigg spinning the clouds Frigg or Frigga was, in Norse mythology, said to be foremost among the goddesses, 1 the wife of Odin, queen of the Æsir, and goddess of the sky. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Fulla or Fylla is, in Norse mythology, an ásynja. ... Frigg spinning the clouds Frigg or Frigga was, in Norse mythology, said to be foremost among the goddesses, 1 the wife of Odin, queen of the Æsir, and goddess of the sky. ... Gefjun (giver; also Gefjon, Gefyon, Gefn) was, in Norse mythology, a seeress and goddess, a member of both the Vanir and the Æsir. ... In the Norse mythology, Hel is the queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld. ... Helgardh, also known as Hel (house of mists), shares a name with the goddess who rules it. ... Heimdall returns Brisingamen to Freya Heimdall (Old Norse Heimdallr, the prefix Heim- means world, the affix -dallr is of uncertain origin, perhaps it means pole, bright, or valley) is one of the the Æsir in Norse mythology. ... Asgard (Old Norse: Ásgarðr) is the realm of the gods, the Aesir, in Norse mythology, thought to be separate from the realm of the mortals, Midgard. ... In Norse mythology, Hermóðr the Brave (Old Norse Hermóðr Courage-Battle) appears clearly among the gods only in Snorri Sturlusons Gylfaginning where Hermóðr is the messenger sent by Odin to find out what ransom Hel would accept to return Baldr to Ásgarðr. ... Hlín is, in Norse mythology, one of the three handmaids of Frigg, together with Fulla and Gna. ... Loki tricks Höðr into shooting Baldr. ... HÅ“nir was an indecisive god and a member of the Æsir in Norse mythology. ... Iðunn is carried off by Þjazi in this artwork by H. Theaker, 1920 Iðunn was, in Norse mythology, one of the goddesses. ... Bragi is shown with a harp and accompanied by his wife Iðunn in this 19th century painting by Nils Blommér. ... Jord was, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the Earth. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Kvasir is a god of Norse mythology. ... Lofn is, in Norse mythology, one of the Ásynjur. ... This picture, from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript, shows Loki with his invention - the fishing net. ... Sigyn was, in Norse mythology, the wife of Loki, who bore him two sons, Vali and Narvi,. Categories: European mythology stubs | Norse mythology ... Magni was a son of Thor and Jarnsaxa in Norse mythology. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... In Norse mythology, Járnsaxa was a giantess and Þórrs lover. ... In Norse mythology, Máni was the god of the moon and a son of Mundilfari and Glaur. ... This article is about a figure from Norse Mythology. ... Mimir was a primal god of Norse mythology whose head was severed and sent to Odin during the war between the Aesir and the Vanir deities. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Móði was the god of battle-rage and a son of Thor and Sif in Norse mythology. ... Nanna is a moon goddess in Norse mythology, the daughter of Nep and wife of Baldur. ... The Æsir (pron. ... Baldr. ... Forseti (the presiding one) is the Æsir god of justice, peace and truth in Norse mythology. ... The goddess Nerthus was a Germanic fertility goddess described by Tacitus. ... Gaius Cornelius Tacitus Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (ca. ... Njord or Njordr (Old Norse Njörðr) is one of the Vanir and the god of the fertile land along the seacoast, as well as seamanship and sailing in Norse mythology. ... Njord or Njordr (Old Norse Njörðr) is one of the Vanir and the god of the fertile land along the seacoast, as well as seamanship and sailing in Norse mythology. ... Nótt rides her horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... In Norse mythology, Narvi was the father of Nott. ... Au. ... Jord was, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the Earth. ... Dagr rides his horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... In Norse mythology, Naglfari was the father of Aud by Nótt. ... In Norse mythology, according to the Gylfaginning, Annar (Old Norse Annarr second, another) was the father of Jörd Earth by Nótt Night. The form Ónar (Old Norse Ónarr gaping) is found as a variant. ... Delling in Norse mythology was the god of the dawn. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Frigg spinning the clouds Frigg or Frigga was, in Norse mythology, said to be foremost among the goddesses, 1 the wife of Odin, queen of the Æsir, and goddess of the sky. ... Óttar, also known as Óttar the Simple, was a protégé of Freya, and the subject of the Lay of Hyndla (Hyndluljóð). In this tale, she concealed him by transforming him into the boar named Hildisvín the Battle-Swine, which she rode into battle. ... Ran, also referred to as the goddess of the drowned, is the moody and sometimes treacherous goddess of the seas and waters in Norse mythology. ... In Norse mythology Ægir is a giant and a king of the sea. ... Saga is, in Norse mythology, a goddess of the Æsir, and may be another name for Frigg. ... This early 20th century depiction of Sif shows her with long blond hair. ... The Æsir (pron. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Sigyn was, in Norse mythology, the wife of Loki, who bore him two sons, Vali and Narvi,. Categories: European mythology stubs | Norse mythology ... In Norse mythology, Narvi was the father of Nott. ... Sjöfn is one of the Ásynjur in Norse mythology. ... In Norse mythology, Skaði ‡ is a mountain giantess, wife of the Van god Njord and thus a Van goddess herself. ... According to the Prose Edda, Snotra is one of the Ásynjur. ... In Norse mythology, Sol was the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur and the wife of Glen. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... This early 20th century depiction of Sif shows her with long blond hair. ... Thrud was the daughter of Thor and Sif in Norse mythology. ... Týr is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... This picture, from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript in the care of the Árni Magnússon Institute, shows Ullr on his skis and with his bow. ... This early 20th century depiction of Sif shows her with long blond hair. ... In Norse mythology, Váli is a son of the god Odin and the giantess Rindr. ... In Norse Mythology Var is an Asynja, a goddess of the Aesir. ... In Norse mythology, Ve was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Vili was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr in Norse mythology. ... Vidar (Víðar, Viðarr, Widar) is the son of Odin and the giantess Grid (Jotun) in Norse mythology. ... Vili was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr in Norse mythology. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... In Norse mythology, Ve was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr. ... According to the Prose Edda, Vör is one of the Ásynjur. ...

Pseudo-Norse gods and goddesses

Less researched or outright counterfeit sources might include some of the following deities in the Norse pantheon. These do not appear in the source material for Norse mythology.

  • Astrild (Actually a synonym for Amor and Cupid invented and used by Nordic Baroque and Rococo authors. Might be confused with Freya.)
  • Brono (Claimed to be the god of daylight and the son of Baldr. Original source unknown. Might be confused with Dagr or Forseti.)
  • Geirrendour (Claimed to be the father of the billow maidens. Original source unknown. Might be confused with Ægir.)
  • Jofur (Actually a synonym for Jupiter invented and used by Nordic Baroque and Rococo authors. Might be confused with Thor.)
  • Laga (Claimed to be the goddess of wells and springs. Original source unknown.)

Norse mythology In Norse mythology, the goddess Astrild ruled over love. ... Amor has several meanings: Amor (love) was also an alternate name for Cupid, the Roman god of love. ... Cupidon (French for Cupid), by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875 This article is about the Roman god, for other meanings see Cupid (disambiguation). ... Freya, in an illustration to Wagners operas by Arthur Rackham. ... In Norse mythology, Brono (daylight) was the son of Balder and Nanna. ... Dagr rides his horse in this 19th century painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo. ... Forseti (the presiding one) is the Æsir god of justice, peace and truth in Norse mythology. ... This article is about a mythological figure. ... In Norse mythology Ægir is a giant and a king of the sea. ... Jofur (from Old Norse Jǫfurr: wild boar) is an name used in Nordic literature for the thunder god, mainly as a synonym for Jupiter. ... Adjective Jovian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... In Norse mythology, Laga was the goddess of wells and springs. ... Image File history File links Mjollnir_icon. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology refers to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ...

List of Norse gods | Æsir | Vanir | Giants | Elves | Dwarves | Valkyries | Einherjar | Norns
Odin | Thor | Freyr | Freya | Loki | Balder | Tyr | Yggdrasil | Ginnungagap | Ragnarök
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List of Norse gods Summary (961 words)
Jötnar have been viewed as objects of cultic worship; as ancestors and primeval spirits; as the gods of a pre-Germanic population; as the powers of wintertime; and as forces of untamed nature, of death and infertility, and of chaos and destruction.
Dagr (God of the daytime, son of Delling and Nótt.
Brono (Claimed to be the god of daylight and the son of Baldr.
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Fornjót (Old Norse Fornjótr) is an ancient giant in Norse mythology, the father of Kári (a personification of wind), of Logi (a personification of fire), and of Hlér or Ægir (the ruler of the sea).
In Norse mythology, Fafnir was a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin and Otr.
Vili was one of the Æsir and a son of Bestla and Borr in Norse mythology.
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