This is a
list of Norse gods and goddesses that are in Norse mythology. Divided between the and the Æsir , and sometimes including the Vanir (giants), the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. However, it is usually accepted that the Æsir (including Óðinn, Þór and Týr) were warrior gods, while the Vanir (mainly Njörður, Freyja and Freyr) were fertility gods. Various other groups of beings, including jötnar elves, dwarves and jötnar were probably minor gods, and might have had small cults and sacred places devoted to them.
The gods and their functions
- Baldur God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth. Consort: . Dead, Killed by Loki, who tricked his blind brother Hodr into killing him with a spear of mistletoe. Nanna
- Borr Father of Óðinn, Vili and Ve. Consort: Bestla
- Bragi God of poetry, music and the harp. Consort: . Iðunn
- Búri Ruler of Prehistory, the first god and father of Borr.
- Dagur God of the daytime, son of Delling and Nótt.
- Delling God of dawn and father of Dagur by Nótt.
- Eir Goddess of healing.
- Ēostre Goddess of spring.
- Elli Goddess of old age.
- Forseti God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldr and Nanna.
- Freyja Goddess of love, fertility, and battle. Consort: . Óður
- Freyr God of fertility. Consort: Gerð.
- Frigg Goddess of marriage and motherhood. Consort: Óðinn. Can also be pronounced "Frigga".
- Fulla Frigg´s handmaid.
- Gefjun Goddess of fertility and plough.
- Hel Queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld.
- Heimdallur One of the Æsir and guardian of Ásgarð, their realm.
- Hermóður The heroic son of Odin.Tried to rescue Baldur.
- 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: (also called Sigyn Saeter).
- Magni God of strength. Son of Thor.
- Máni God of Moon.
- Mímir Decapitated by Vanir. Óðinn´s uncle.
- Nanna Goddess of joy and peace, an Died because of Baldur's death. Ásynja married with Baldr and mother to Forseti.
- Nerþus A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njörðr.
- Njörður God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth. Killed in Ragnarok.
- Nótt Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Auð, Jörð and Dagur by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively.
- Óðinn The "All Father" God of war, associated with wisdom, poetry, and magic (The Ruler of the gods).
- Sága An obscure goddess, possibly another name for Frigg.
- Rán Goddess of the sea.
- Sif Wife of Goddess of harvest. Thor.
- Sjöfn Goddess of love.
- Skaði Goddess of winter; Njörðr's wife.
- Snotra Goddess of prudence.
( Sol Sunna) - Goddess of Sun. Swallowed by Skoll.
- son of Óðinn Thor God of thunder and battle. Consort: Sif.
- Thruer daughter of Thor and Sif.
- Týr God of war. Also the god of the skies.
- Ullr God of ski/winter, 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 God of the forest, revenge and silence.
- Vör Goddess of wisdom.
- Yggdrasil Tree of life. Connects the 9 worlds.
Lists of Norse gods and goddesses contained in the Prose Edda
Pseudo-Norse gods and goddesses
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.)