This is a list of Norse gods and goddesses that are in Norse mythology. 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 Óðinn, Þórr and Týr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Njörðr, Freyja and Freyr) were fertility gods. Various other groups of beings, including elves, dwarves and jötnar were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them.
The gods and their function
- Baldr - God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth. Consort: Nanna. Dead, killed by Hodr. His death began Ragnarok
- Borr - Father of Óðinn, Vili and Ve. Consort: Bestla
- Bragi - God of poetry,music and the harp. Consort: Iðunn. Dead, killed in the Dwarven tusk boar battle at Ragnarok.
- 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.
- Forseti - God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldr and Nanna.
- Fitch - God of ruling and arbitration. Son of Eir and Gmot."
- Freya - Goddess of love, fertility, and battle. Consort: Óðr. Committed Suicide during Ragnarok.
- Freyr - God of fertility. Consort: Gerð. Dead, killed by Surtr in Ragnarok.
- Frigg - Goddess of marriage and motherhood. Consort: Óðinn Can also be pronounced Frigga
- Fulla - Frigg´s handmaid.
- Gmot - God of the moon. Brother of Re`es andWeth.
- Gefjun - Goddess of fertility and plough.
- Hel - Queen of Neifelheim, the Norse underworld.
- Heimdallr (Rígr) - One of the Æsir and guardian of Ásgarð, their realm.. Killed by Loki.
- Hermóðr - The heroic son of Odin.Tried to rescue Balder.
- Hlín - Goddess of consolation and protection.
- Höðr - God of winter. Killed by Vali.
- Hœnir - The silent god.
- Iðunn - Goddess of youth. Consort: Bragi.
- Jörð - Goddess of the Earth. Mother of Þórr by Óðinn.
- Kvasir - God of inspiration. Killed by Dwarves.
- Lofn - Goddess of forbidden loves.
- Loki - Trickster and god of mischief . Consort: Sigyn (also called Saeter). Killed by Heimdall.
- Magni-god of strength.Son of Thor.
- Máni - God of Moon.
- Mímir - Óðinn´s uncle. Decapitated by Vanir.
- Nanna - An Ásynja married with Baldr and mother to Forseti. Died because of Baldur's death.
- Nerþus - A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njörðr.
- Njörðr - God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth. Killed in Ragnarok.
- Nótt - Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Auð, Jörð and Dagr by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively.
- Odin The "All Father" (The Ruler of the gods). Swallowed by Fenrir.
- Sága - An obscure goddess, possibly another name for Frigg.
- Ran-god of the ocean
- Sif - Wife of Thor.
- Sjöfn - Goddess of love.
- Skaði - Goddess of winter Njörðr's wife.
- Snotra - Goddess of prudence.
- Sol (Sunna) - Goddess of Sun. Swallowed by Skoll.
- Thor (Donar) - God of thunder and battle. Consort: Sif. Killed by Jormungandr.
- Tyr- God of war. Also the god of the skies. Killed by Garm.
- Ullr - God of skill, hunt, and duel. Son of Sif.
- Váli - God of revenge.
- Vár - Goddess of contract.
- Vé - One of the three gods of creation. Brother of Óðinn and Vili.
- Víðarr- Son of Odin and the giantess Gríðr.
- Vör - Goddess of wisdom.
- Weth - Goddess of anger
Lesser figures [change]
Lists of Norse gods and goddesses contained in the Prose Edda [change]
Pseudo-Norse gods and goddesses [change]
Some characters sometimes presented as Norse deities do not occur in the ancient sources.
- Astrild (Actually a synonym for Amor and Cupid invented and used by Nordic Baroque and Rococo authors. Might be confused with Freyja.)
- Jofur (Actually a synonym for Jupiter invented and used by Nordic Baroque and Rococo authors. Might be confused with Thor.)
The following pseudo-deities are presented in Encyclopedia Mythica as Norse.
- 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.)
- Glúm (Claimed to be an attendant of Frigg. Source unknown.)
- Laga (Claimed to be the goddess of wells and springs. May be the same as Laha, a Celtic goddess of wells and springs.)