About the Gods

The Norse Gods

Aegir
God. Associated with the sea, hospitality and brewing. Husband of Ran.

Balder
God. Associated with peace and rebirth. Son of Odin and Frigga, husband of Nanna, father of Forseti.

Bragi
God. Associated with poetry, music and inspiration. Husband of Idunna

Dagr
God. Associated with the day.

Delling
God. Associated with daybreak or dawn. Husband of Nott (night), father of Dagr (day).

Forseti
God. Associated with justice, arbitration and law. Son of Balder and Nanna.

Frey
God. Vanir. Associated with fertility and prosperity. Son of Njord, husband of Gerd.

Freyja
Goddess. Vanir. Associated with love, sex, magic, war, prosperity. Daughter of Njord, wife of Odr.

Frigga
Goddess. Queen of Asgard, associated with wisdom, seership, weaving and fibercraft, home management and business. Wife of Odin, mother of Balder.

Frigga’s Handmaids
Saga – Goddess. Associated with inspiration and poetry.
Eir – Goddess. Associated with health and healing.
Gefjon – Goddess. Associated with fertility, protector of maidens.
Fulla – Associated with trust, secrecy and dedication.
Sjofn – Associated with love.
Lofn – Associated with love that has been forbidden.
Var – Associated with the swearing and keeping of oaths.
Vor – Associated with seeing the truth of things.
Syn – Associated with guardianship and defense.
Hlin – Associated with safe-keeping and protection.
Snotra – Associated with wisdom and care.
Gna – Associated with messages, herald of Frigg.

Gerd
Goddess. Associated with fertility and light. Daughter of the giant Gymir, wife of Frey.

Heimdall
God. Guardian of Bifrost, the rainbow bridge to Asgard. Holder of the Gjallarhorn.

Hel/Hella
Goddess. Associated with death and the afterlife, ruler of Helheim, the underworld. Daughter of Loki and Angrboda.

Hermod
God. Messenger of the gods. Son of Odin.

Idunna
Goddess. Bearer of the apples of immortality, associated with youth and renewal. Wife of Bragi.

Jord
Goddess. Associated with the earth. Mother of Thor. Also known as Hlodyn or Fjorgyn.

Loki
God. Son of Laufey, husband of Sigyn, father of Hel/Hella, the wolf Fenrir and the world serpent Jormundgang.

Mani
God. Associated with the moon.

Nanna
Goddess. Associated with love and devotion. Wife of Baldr.

Nerthus
Goddess. Vanir. Associated with abundance and fertility.

Njord
God. Vanir. Associated with the sea, abundance and commerce. Father of Frey and Freyja

Nott
Goddess. Associated with the night.

Odin
God. Associated with war and battle, magic, runes, wisdom, poetry and death. Son of Borr and Bestla, husband of Frigga, father of Thor (with Jord) and Balder (with Frigg).

Ran
Goddess. Associated with the sea. Wife of Aegir.

Sif
Goddess. Associated with the fields, abundance and fertility. Wife of Thor, mother of Thrudr (with Thor) and Ullr.

Skadhi
Goddess. Associated with the wilderness and mountains, hunting, skiing and winter, self-respect. Daughter of the giant Thiazi, wife of Njord.

Sunna
Goddess. Associated with the sun.

Thor
God. Wielder of thunder, protector of humanity, friend of travelers. Son of Odin and Jord, husband of Sif, father of Thrud (with Sif), Modi and Magni.

Tyr
God. Associated with legislation and law, justice and war, god of the thing (governing assembly).

Ullr
God. Associated with the bow, the hunt, and the winter. Son of Sif.

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