List of Norse Gods and Goddesses

In Norse Mythology the original inhabitants of Valhalla were the Æsir (gods) and Ásynjur (goddesses), but they were not the first divinities the Nordic races worshiped because they also recognize the power of the gods of the sea, the wind, the forests and the forces of nature, known as the Vanir. An important event in Norse mythology is the Æsir-Vanir War which ultimately resulted in the unification of the gods. This article presents a complete list of these deities.



Name Gender Group God of
Baduhenna Goddess war and storms
Baldur (Baldr, Balder) identified with the Old English bealdor = 'lord' or 'prince' God Æsir beauty, love, purity, peace, righteousness
Beyla a younger form of Old Norse Baunila = 'little bean' Goddess earth
Bil Goddess Ásynjur waining moon
Borr (Bor, Bör, Bur, Burr) God Other
Bragi (Brage) connected with Old Norse Bragr = 'poetry' God Æsir knowledge, poetry, eloquence, and the patron of skalds
Buri (Búri, Bori, Bure) God Other gods
Byggvir Old Norse = 'barley' God
Dellingr (Delling) Old Norse = 'luminous' or 'shining one' God Æsir personification of dawn
Eir (Eil, Eira, Eyr, Eyra) Old Norse = 'protection' or 'help' Goddess Ásynjur healing
Eostre (Eastre, Ostara) Goddess spring, rebirth, and protectress of fertility
Forseti (Forsete) Old Norse = 'presiding one' God Æsir justice
Freyja (Freya, Freja, Frey'a, Gefion, Horn, Mardal, Mardoll, Menglad, Menglod, Moertholl, Sessrymner, Syr, Vanadis) Goddess Vanir fertility, love, beauty, magic, war, and death
Freyr (Frey, Fraig, Fro, Fricco, Ingun, Ingunnar-Frey, Ingvi-Frey, Sviagod, Yngri, Yngvi) God Vanir agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility
Frigg (Frigga, Frig, Fri, Frija, Frygga, Frea, Fria, Frige, and Holda) Old Norse = 'to love' Goddess Ásynjur love, marriage, fertility, family, civilization, and a prophetess
Fulla (Abundantia, Abundia, Habone, Vol, Vola, Volla) Goddess Ásynjur
Gefjon (Gefjun, Gefion) Old Norse = 'the giving one' Goddess knowledge
Gersemi (Gersimi, Gerseme) Old Norse = 'gem' Goddess Ásynjur love
Gerda (Gerd, Gerdhr, Gerðr) Goddess Vanir
Gna (Gná, Gnaa) Goddess Ásynjur
Gullveig (Gollveig, Gulveig, Golveig-Heid, Gulveig-Hoder, Angerboda, Angerbohda, Aurboda, East Wind Hag, Heid, Heidr, Ljod, Midgard, Orboda, The Volva) Goddess Vanir
Henir (Hoeni, Hœnir, Hone, Honer, Honir) God Æsir
Hariasa Goddess war
Heimdall (Heimdal, Heimdallr, Heimdalr, Heimdali) God Æsir guardian
Hel (Heimdal, Heimdallr, Heimdalr, Heimdali) Goddess the dead
Hermod (Hermóðr, Heremod) Old Norse = 'war spirit' God Æsir messenger of the gods
Hlin (Hlín, Hlina) Old Norse = 'protectress' Goddess Ásynjur
Hodr (Höðr, Hod, Hothenus, Hodar, Hoder, Hodhr, Hodir, Hodur) Goddess Æsir
Idun (Iðunn, Iduna, Idunn, Idunna, Ithun, Ydun) Goddess Ásynjur spring and rejuvenation
Irpa Old Norse = 'brown' Goddess Other earth
Lofn Old Norse = 'the comforter' Goddess Ásynjur love
Lodurr (Lóðurr, Lodur, Lóður, Lódurr, Lódur, Lóthurr, Lóthur, Lódhurr, Lódhur, Lodur, Lothurr, Lothur, Lodhurr, Loðurr, Loður, Lodhur) God Æsir life
Loki (Fjalar, Loder, Lodur, Loke, Lokkju, Lopter, Lopti, Sagloki, Suttung, Thok, Utgard-Loki) God Æsir fire, magic, shape-shifting, trickster, chaos
Mani (Máni, Mane) God Æsir personification of the moon
Mimir (Mim, Mímir, Mimar, Mime, Mimer-Nidhad, Baugreginn Jotunn, Hodd-Dropnir, Hodd-Mimer, Hoddrofnir, Naddgofugr) Goddess Other wisdom
Meili Old Norse = 'the lovely one' God Æsir
Nanna Old Norse name deriving from Ancient Germanic nanþi = 'daring' Goddess Ásynjur
Nerthus (Nertous) Goddess Vanir lakes and springs
Njord (Njörðr, Njörd, Niördr Niord, Njorth, Nordur) God Vanir the sea, the wind, fertility, patron saint of fishermen and sailors
Njorun (Njörun, Niorun) Goddess Ásynjur
Odin (Alfdaur, Alfadir, Bileygr, Glapsuidir, Othinn, Wodan, Wotan, Othin, Othinn, Othinus, Ouvin, Votan, Wode, Wodemus, Wodhen, Woden, Wodin, Wotam, Woutan, Wuotan) Goddess Æsir wisdom, war, magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and death
Odr (Óðr, Od) Goddess Vanir
Ran Old Norse Rán = 'theft' Goddess Ásynjur the sea and death
Saga Old Norse Sága = 'seeing one' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom and treasure
Sandraudiga Goddess
Sif Old Norse = 'wife' Goddess Ásynjur harvest and land
Sigyn (Siguna) Goddess Ásynjur earth
Sinthgunt Goddess
Sjofn (Sjöfn, Sjofn) Goddess Ásynjur relationships, love, and marriage
Skadi Old Norse Skaði = 'death' Goddess Vanir hunting and winter
Snotra Old Norse = 'clever' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom
Sol (Sól, Sunna) Goddess personification of the sun
Syn Old Norse = 'refusal' Goddess Ásynjur defense and truth
Thor (þórr, þunor, Thunaer, Donar, Thur, Tor, Tror) God Æsir strength, protection, war, storms, thunder and lightning
Thrud (þrúðr, Thrúd, þrúðr) Goddess
Thorgeror Holgabruor (þorgerðr Hölgabrüðr) Goddess Other
Tyr (Týr, Tiw, Tig, Ziu, Teu, Thingsus, Tiwaz, Ty, Tyw, Zio, Ziv, Ziw) God Æsir war, justice in battle, victory and heroic glory
Ullr (Auler, Holler, Oller, Ollerus, Uller, Ullerus, Ullr, Wuldor) Goddess Æsir justice and winter
Vali Old Norse Váli = 'the slain' Goddess Æsir vengeance
Var (Vár, Vara, Vór) Goddess Ásynjur
Ve (Vé) God Æsir earth
Vili God Æsir earth
Vor Old Norse Vör = 'the careful one' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom
Zisa (Cisa) Goddess harvest


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