Norse Gods and Myths

Asen

The gods stirps.


Asgard

The home of the gods.


Balder

He represents light, advice, reconciliation, beauty, gentleness, reincarnation, wisdom, harmony, happiness. Balder will return from Hel after Ragnarok and will rule as one of the new Gods. His name means "The Bright One".


Bragi

The god of poetry and eloquence. He was married to the goddess Iduna who dwelt in the

underworld.


Fenris

The monstrous wolf of the god Loki.


Forseti

A god of justice. He is the son of Balder and Nanna and lives at Glitnir.


Freya

Freya (Freyja) is the goddess of love, fertility, war, and wealth. Originally one of the Vanir. She was the daughter of Njord, and the sister of Frey.


Frey(r)

Freyr was Odin in another form as the god of rain, sunshine and fruits. He married Gredr.


Frigg, Frija

The goddess of marriage. She is thew ife of Odin, and lives at Fensalir. She weaved the clouds.


Heimdall

Heimdall was the watchman of the bridge, Bifrost, which led to the underworld.


Hel

Hel (Hela) was the Norse goddess of the underworld. She was a daughter of Loki and the giant Angurboda.


Hodur (Hod)

A son of Odin. The blind god of winter, who is tricked by Loki into killing Balder.


Iduna

Iduna was the wife of Bragi. She kept golden apples in a box which the gods ate to keep themselves young.


Loki

He became a member of the Aesir when Odin made Loki his blood brother. His children are the Midgard serpent Jormungander, which girdles the Earth; the wolf Fenris; and Hela, goddess of death.


Niflheim

Like Hel a description for the underworld.


Njord

Njord is a sea god of fruitfulness who lives in Noa-tun. Father of Frey and Freya


Norns

The Norns were three sisters responsible for the destiny of individuals and gods: Urd (Past, Destiny), Werdandi (Present) and Skuld (Future)


Odin

Odin was chief god of Norse mythology. Originally storm god, then sky god; Tto equate with the greek-roman Zeus resp. Jupiter


Ragnarok

The ultimate battle between good and evil from which a new order will come.


Thor

Thor was the son of Odin, the god of thunder and the main enemy of the giants, smashing their heads with his mighty hammer Mjollnir


Tiu

The god of war and athletic sports.


Uli (Ulle)

The god of the chase, archery and hunting.


Valhalla

The paradise where the souls of dead warriors go to.


Valkyries

Sent by Odin into battle to select those who would go to Valhalla, lead by Freyja. Battle virgins, women trained in battle and war magic who would enter the fray with the warriors.


Widar

The god second in strength to Thor, and who would kill the wolf Fenris by wrentching the wolve's jaws asunder.


Woden

Woden was the Anglo-Saxon form of the name of the god called Odin by the Norse.


Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is the oldest of all trees. It stands in the centre of the world and divides the planes.

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