List of Norse Gods and Goddesses
NOTE: There are various theories about the origins of the names of some of the minor/less known gods/goddesses of the Norse Mythology. Some names on this list may belong to the god/goddess referred to or may be just another name for another god/goddess.
Due to the many gods and goddesses in Norse Mythology, this list may not be complete!
Some of the minor gods and goddesses have only a few references to their names and not much is known about them.
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The gods and goddesses of Norse Mythology are divided into three groups. The Æsir and the Ásynjur clan, the Vanir clan and the other minor gods and goddesses.
The Æsir is the clan of the most powerful dods and goddesses of the Norse Mythology. The goddess are called the Ásynjur. They were thought of as being the powers that hold the cosmos together, the animating personalities of the 'forces of nature'. Gods of Nature. Gods of war and of justice. They were known for their strength as well as for their wisdom.
Their home is Ásgarðr, where Óðinn, the All Father, and his wife Frigg are the rulers.
The Vanir are masters of sorcery and magic. Gods and goddesses of love and peace. They are also widely recognized for their talent to predict the future.
When the war between the Æsir and the Vanir ended, some of the Vanir, including Njord and his children Freya and Freyr, joined the Æsir in Ásgarðr. Their home is Vanaheim, one of the Nine Worlds held within the branches of the world-tree Yggdrasil. Some suggest that the Vanir may be associated with the Elves (Alfar).
THE ÆSIR AND THE ÁSYNJUR
ÆGIR, HLER - God of the sea. Consort: Rán
BALDUR - God of beauty, innocence and rebirth. Killed by Loki, who tricked his blind twin brother Höðr into killing him with a spear of mistletoe. Father of Forseti. Consort: Nanna
BRAGI - God of poetry, music and the harp. Son of Óðinn and Gunlöd. Consort: Iðunn
DELLING - God of dawn and Sunrise. Father of Daggur
FORSETi - God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldur and Nanna
FRIGG, FRIGGA - Goddess of marriage and motherhood. The most important goddess of Ásgarð. Mother of Baldur and Höðr, Hermóður, Þórr. Consort: Óðinn
FULLA - Fertility goddess. Associated with Frigg
GNÁ - The goddess who runs errands in toe other worlds for Frigg. She rides the flying, sea-treading horse, Hófvarpnir
GREFJUN - Goddess of fertility and plough
HEIMDALLUR - Guardian of the bridge Bifröst and Ásgarð
HEL - Queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld. Daughter of Loki and Angrboða
HERMÓÐR - The heroic son of Óðinn and Frigg. Welcomed the heroes in Valhalla
HLÍN - Goddess of consolation and protection. Listened to the prayers of the mortals and directed them to Frigg
HÖÐR - The blind god of darkness and Winter. Killed by Váli (Son of Óðinn) for killing his own brother, tricked by Loki. Baldur's twin brother
HŒNIR - The silent warrior god. Hœnir is very indecisive and relies on Mímir for all his decisions. One of the gods that would survive Ragnarök
IÐUNN - Goddess ofeternal youth. Associated with Spring. Consort: Bragi
LOFN - The comforter, the mild. Goddess of forbidden marriages. Lofn is the arranger of marriages if they are forbidden
LOKI - Trickster and god of mischief. Consort: Sigyn
MAGNI - God of strength. His name stands for 'Strong'. Móði's brother. Son of Þórr and Járnsaxa, the giantess
MÍMIR - The god of wisdom. Associated with Óðinn
MÓÐI - God of anger. His name stands for 'Angry'. Magni's brother. Son of Þórr and Járnsaxa, the giantess
NANNA - Goddess of peace, joy and the Moon. Mother of Forseti. Consort: Baldur
NARFI - Narfi was the god son of Loki and Sigyn. He was killed by his brother Váli
ÓÐINN - The All Father god of War. God of death. Ruler of the gods. The most important Norse god. God of wisdom, poetry and magic. God of the sky. It is said that Óðinn sometimes wanders in Midgard (Earth) disguised as a human in an attempt to seduce and impregnate women. Because of this myth, many mortals claim to be descendants of Óðinn. Father of Baldur, Höðr by Frigg; Þórr by Jörð; Vidar by Gríðr; Váli by Rindr; Ull by Sif. Brother of Vili and Vé. Consort: Frigg
RÁN - Goddess of he sea and protector of drowning men. Consort: Ægir
RINDR, RINDA - Frigid goddess, being known as the goddess of the frozen ground. Rindr was one of Óðinn's wives. Mother of Váli
SÁGA - Goddess of wisdom, of history. Associated with the gift of sight, she is a seeress (völva), a prophet. Óðinn would visit Rindr in Sökkvabekkr to drink
SIF - Goddess of harvest. Mother of Ull, by Óðinn. Consort: Þórr
SIGYN - The victorious girlfriend. Goddess of victory and loyalty in love. Her name stands for 'victorious girlfriend'. Sigyn was one of Loki's wives and, considered the only one who was completely loyal to him
SJÖFN - Goddess of love. Her main role is to make men and women fall in love ant then stay in love for each other
SNOTRA - Goddess of wisdom and virtue. Associated with Frigg
SYN - Syn is the guardian goddess of Frigg's great hall, Sessrúmnir. Associated with defensive refusal
ÞÓRR - God of thunder and lightning. God of storms. Associated with healing, fertilitty, oak trees and strength. The protector of mankind. Father of Móði and Magni by Járnsaxa; Þrúðr by Sif. Adopted Ull as his stepson. Son of Óðinn and Frigg. Consort: Sif
ÞRÚÐR - The giantess goddess of strength and power. Daughter of Þórr by Sif. Half-sister of Móði and Magni
TÝR - God of war and combat. Týr lost one of his hands to the wolf Fenrir
ULL - The Winter god of skiers. God of hunting. Also a magician. Associated with bow hunting, mountains, snow, Winter. Þórr's stepson. Son of Óðinn by Sif.
VÁLI - God son of Loki and Sigyn
VÁLI - God of the light of days that grow longer as Spring arrives. Associated with archery. One of the few gods that would survive Ragnarök. Son of Óðinn by Rindr
VÁR - Goddess of oaths between men and women. She punishes those who brake their vows
VÉ - One of Óðinn's brothers. Together, the three brothers created the world and the first humans. Son of Börr by Bestla
VIDAR - Vidar is the warrior god that would avenge Óðinn's death in Ragnarök. Son of Óðinn by Gríðr
VILI - One of Óðinn's brothers. Together, the three brothers created the world and the first humans. Son of Börr by Bestla
VÖR - The careful one. Goddess of wisdom. Vör searched out all things so nothing was hidden from her
FREYJA - Goddess of sex, love, fertility. Goddess of battle, war and death. Twin sister of Freyr. Consort: Óðr
FREYR - Fertility god. Twin brother of Freyja. Consort: Gerð
GERÐR - Earth goddess and a giantess. She is the personification of the Aurora Borealis. Associated with the nine months of hard Winter in the Northern countries before Spring arrives. Consort: Freyr
GULLVEIG - The goddess that was speared by the Æsir, burnt three times and yet, thrice reborn. She was a seeress (völva), a prophet. Associated with bright
KVASIR - God of inspiration. The wisest of the Vanir. Known for his knowledge and virtue. Killed in his sleep by two dwarfs, Fjalar and Galar
LÝTIR - A god associated with fortune-telling. Lýtir was a seer, a prophet
NERÞHUS - Goddess of peace and fertility
NJÖRÐR - God of the sea waves, wind, fish and wealth. Father of the twins Freyr and Freyja. Consort: Skadi
ÓÐR - God of Summer. His name stands for 'Divine Madness', 'frantic', 'furious', 'vehement', 'eager'. Óðr was Freyja's first husband until he broke her heart and abandoned her
SKAÐI - Winter goddess. Associated with hunting, mountains, cold and snowy forests. Consort: Ull
OTHER GODS AND GODDESSES
BESTLA - Mother goddess. Mother of Óðinn, Vili and Vé. Consort: Börr
BÖRR - Father god. Son of Búri. Father of Óðinn, Vili and Vé. Consort: Bestla
BÚRI - Ruler of Prehistory. The first god. Father of Börr
DAGUR - God of the daytime. Personification of the day. Son of Delling and Nótt
DELLING - God of dawn. Father of Daggur
EIR - Goddess of healing
ĒOSTRE - Goddess of Spring
JÖRÐ, FJÖRGYN - Goddess of the Earth, giantess. Mother of Þórr by Óðinn
LÓÐURR - One of the three gods that created the first humans, Askr and Embla. The other two gods were Óðinn and Hœnir
MÁNI - Moon god. The personification of the Moon. Máni and his two brothers Hjúki and Bil represent the three visible phases of the Moon, full Moon, waxing Moon and waning Moon, respectively. Brother of Sól. Son of Mundilfari and Glaud
NORNS - The three goddesses of destiny, Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld. They rule the destiny of gods and Men. The trio would stand near the Urðarbrunnr, a well that lies beneath the roots of Yggdrasil
NÓTT - Goddess of night. Personification of the night. Daughter of the giant Nörfi. Mother of Auð, Jörð and Dagur, by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively
SÓL, SUNNA - Sun goddess. The personification of the Sun. Sister of Sinthgunt. Sister of Máni. Daughter of Mundilfari e Glaur
SVASUTHR, SVASUD - God of the Summer Sun. Father of Óðr
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