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Norse Gods (And Other Deities) List

hedendom:

Having seen various incorrect, incomplete and inaccurate lists of Norse gods circulating Tumblr, I have decided to write my own and also include common terminology alongside. I will also include other beings who exist within the old lore and modern traditions.

I have opted to include the names in Norwegian, with translations in parenthesise after, along with a brief summary of some of the associations given to some of those gods. Be aware that, as an overview, brevity is necessary here and the individuals should not be oversimplified to basic aspects in your practice!

Æser (Æsir, Male Gods)

  • Balder (Baldr, Baldur) – Light, purity, rebirth
  • Brage (Bragi) – Poetry, eloquence, wisdom and music
  • Delling (Dellingr) – The new day, dawn
  • Forsete (Forseti) – Justice and reconciliation
  • Frøy (Freyr) – Vaner, virility, fertility, the sacred religious position of royalty, prosperity, good weather and sunshine
  • Heimdall (Heimdallr) – The senses, premonition or foreknowledge
  • Hermod (Hermóðr) – Bravery, spirit, possibly a former mortal hero/king elevated to the Æsir
  • Hjuke (Hjúki) – Man, lunar activity, lunar phases, moon craters, brother of Bil (the Scandinavian children in the moon)
  • Hod (Höðr, Hodr) – The blind god, darkness, rebirth, second chances
  • Høne (Hænir, Hœnir) – Survival, sense/spirit, beauty,
  • Lodur (Lóðurr) – Blood, warmth, life, 
  • Loke (Loki) – Change, creativity, ambiguity, impulsiveness
  • Lyter (Lýtir) – Premonition, foresight, prediction, prophecy
  • Magne (Magni) – Strength, development, son of Tor
  • Meile – Son of Odin, brother of Tor
  • Mime (Mímir) – Wisdom, knowledge, memory, advice
  • Måne (Máni) – The moon, the night sky
  • Njord (Njörðr) – Vaner, the sea, harbours, ports, seafaring, wind, fishing, wealth/prosperity, and crop fertility
  • Od (Óðr) – Madness, fury, eagerness, excitement
  • Odin (Óðinn) – Father, war, battle, victory, death, wisdom, runes, magic, poetry, charms
  • Tor (Þórr, Thor) – Thunder, lightning, storms, rain, strength, protection, hallowing, healing, fertility
  • Ty (Týr, Tyr) – Law, sacrifice, heroism, glory, war
  • Ull (Ullr) – Skiing, archery, hunting, weapons, shields, personal combat, oaths
  • Vidar (Víðarr) – Vengeance, atonement, preparation, survival, silence
  • Vilje (Vili) – Will, willpower, moderation, the middle, wit, intelligence, touch, sense, motion
  • Ve (Vé) – Countenance, appearance, facial expression, speech, hearing, sight
  • Våle (Váli) – Revenge, bravery, daring, marksmanship, survival, rebirth

Åsynjer (Ásynjur, Female Gods)

  • Bil – Woman, lunar activity, phases of the moon, sister of Hjuke (the Scandinavian children in the moon)
  • Eir – Help, healing, protection, mercy, grace, calm
  • Fjorgyn/Jord (Fjörgyn/Jörð) – Earth, the world, nature, greenery
  • Frigg – Mother, love, fate, prophecy, marriage, birth, midwifery
  • Frøya (Freyja) – Vaner, fertility, love, passion, sex, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, magic, war, death
  • Fulla – domesticity, cleaning, housekeeping, listening, confidant, secrecy
  • Gersemi – Precious, beauty, blonde hair
  • Gjevjon (Gefjun) – Virginity, plowing, female independence 
  • Gnå (Gná) – Messenger, errands, crossing planes of existence, travel through land, air and water
  • Hnoss – Treasure, beauty, brunette hair
  • Idunn (Iðunn) – Youth, vigour, apples, love
  • Ilm – Fragrance, aroma, smells
  • Irpa – Guardian goddess, Hålogaland
  • Lin (Hlín) – Weddings, domestic sphere, flax, onion, fabrics
  • Lovn (Lofn) – Benevolence, kindness, gentleness, consolation
  • Nanna – Loyalty, empathy
  • Njorun – Soil, the land
  • Rind (Rindr) – Princess/goddess/giantess, mother of Våle from the East
  • Rån (Rán) – Sea, protection from drowning, fishing
  • Sigyn – Loyalty, burden, sadness
  • Siv (Sif) – Fields, wheat, fertility, family, wedlock
  • Sjavn (Sjöfn) – Love, sex, desire
  • Snotra – Wisdom, intelligence, cleverness, appropriate conduct
  • Sol (Sól) – The sun, warmth, daylight
  • Syn – Refusal, denial, speaking out, legal defence
  • Såga (Sága) – Seeress, all-seeing, companionship, drinking partner
  • Torgerd Hølgebrud (Þorgerðr Holgabrúðr) – Guardian goddess, Hålogaland, heathen shrines
  • Var (Vör) – Honesty, awareness, caution, carefulness
  • Vår (Vár) – Oaths (and punishing oath breakers), pledges, agreements, betrothal

Jotner (Jötnar, Elemental Giants)

  • Aurvandil – Star, planet, Orion & Big Dipper constellations
  • Bauge (Baugi) – Farmer, money, wages
  • Dag (Dagr) – Day, light, rides Skinfakse
  • Fornjot (Fornjótr) – Ancient giant, ancestor, original, owner
  • Frosti (Jökull) – Cold, winter, frost, ice, icicles, glaciers
  • Fårbaute (Fárbauti) – Hitting, striking, cruelty, danger, violence
  • Geirrød (Geirröd) – Entrapment, cruelty, aggression, violence
  • Gyme – Hills, Mounds
  • Helblinde (Helblindi) – “Hel Blinder”, “All Blind”
  • Hyme (Hymir) – Brewing, cauldron, thick skull
  • Kåre (Kári) – Wind, scathe, howl, sails
  • Loke (Loki) – Change, creativity, ambiguity, impulsiveness
  • Loge (Logi) – Fire, wildfire, 
  • Mime (Mímir) – Knowledge, wisdom, memory, counsel, Mimes Brønn (Mímisbrunnr)
  • Mokkurkalve – Clay, life, innocence, childishness
  • Norve (Narfi) – Narrow, oppressive, closed in, difficult birth
  • Rungne (Hrungnir) – Strength, brawling, fighting, whetstone
  • Snø (Snær) – Snow
  • Surt (Surtr) – Fire, heat, burning, blackness
  • Suttung (Suttungr) – Mead of poetry, orphaned, eagle
  • Tjaste (Þjazi, Thiazi) – Abduction of Idunn
  • Torre (Þorri, Thorri) – Black ice, frost, cold, winter
  • Trym (Þrymr, Thrymr) – Uproar, King of Jotner, 
  • Vale (Vali) – Unlucky, wolf, murdered his brother Norve
  • Vavtrudne (Vafþrúðnir) – Riddles, weaver of tales
  • Utgards-Loke (Útgarða-Loki) – The outer places, magic, illusion, beyond society, an alternate plane
  • Yme (Ymir) – The big bang, primordial, birth, the ancestor of all, elemental
  • Æge (Ægir) – Sea, ocean, sea creatures, protector of sailors

Gygrer (Gýgr, Elemental Giantess)

  • Angerboda (Angrboða) – Grief bringer, sorrow, Iron Wood
  • Aurboda ( Aurboða) – Gravel, mountains
  • Bestla – Mother to Odin, Vilje and Ve.
  • Driva (Drífa) – Snowfall
  • Fonn – Snowdrift
  • Gerd (Gerðr) – Beauty, light, fertility, earth
  • Grid (Gríðr) – Greed, vehemence, violence, impetuosity
  • Hel – Death, Helheim (the underworld), Náströnd (“Corpse Shore”)
  • Hyrrokkin – Fire smoked, smoke, strength, wolves, serpents
  • Jernsaksa (Járnsaxa) – Iron knife, mother to Magne
  • Lauvøy (Laufey) – Needle, slender, weak
  • Menglød (Menglöð) – Lives in a castle guarded by Fjölsviðr
  • Mjoll (Mjöll) – Powdered snow
  • Natt (Nótt) – Night, darkness, nightfall, counting time, rides Rimfakse
  • Skade (Skaði) – Damage, archery, hunting, skiing, winter, mountains

Vetter (Vættir, Beings) & Other

  • Alver (Elves) – Light/Dark/Black, personification of nature
  • Andvare (Andvari) – Dwarf, “careful one”, waterfall, fish, wealth, magic ring called Andvaranaut
  • Ask og Embla – The first humans, ancestors of humanity
  • Diser (Dísir) – Female protective deities/spirits, fate
  • Dverger (Dvergar) – Dwarfs, metallurgy, wisdom, smithing, mining, crafting
  • Einherjer (Einherjar) – Honoured dead, fallen in battle, sent to Folkvang or Valhalla
  • Fenrisulven (Fenrisúlfr) – Death, destruction, rage, the end of times, fen-dweller
  • Fjolne (Fjölnir) – Swedish king, Vaner, son of Frøy and Gerd
  • Gullveig/Heid (Heiðr) – Volva, seid, enigmatic, “Lust For Gold” or “Golden Drink”
  • Kvase (Kvasir) – Wisdom, knowledge, skaldship, poetry, mead, blood, juice
  • Midgardsormen (Jörmungandr, Midgard Serpent) – Sea serpent, poison, self-reflexivity, cyclicality
  • Norner (Norns) – Weavers of fate, Wyrd, destiny, birth, death
  • Sigurd Fåvnesbane – Stag, hero, wisdom, prophecy, speak to birds
  • Starkad (Starkaðr) – Jotun, hero, great warrior, many arms cut off by Tor
  • Troll – Isolated natural landmarks, strength, slow, dim witted, 
  • Valkyrjer (Valkyries) – Choosers of the slain, Odin’s maids, spirits, ferocity, death, ravens, wolves
  • Vanlande (Vanlandi) – Hero, Swedish king, Vaner, “Man from the land of the Vaner”, 
  • Vedfinn (Viðfinnr) – Father of Hjuke and Bil
  • Vetter (Vættir) – landvette, skogsvette, husvette, vannvette, sjøvette, havvette, hulder, nøkken, draugen, nisse, troll, huldrefolk, deildegasten, dradokke, trollkatt, basilisk, krake, utburd, lyktemenn, varulv, marmæl, lindorm
  • Volund (Völundr) – Blacksmith, magical powers, sword maker, hero, alvedrotten (Chieftan of elves)
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mostfacinorous:

Daemon AU where frost giants don’t have daemons and that’s a problem
Asgardians do, and they are trying to pass Loki off as one of them
So he grows up carrying around his daemon in a cage. Its form settles really early on, like, unheard of early, as a raven, Like Odin’s (extra special god of everything so he gets two) ravens. Loki’s so proud as a child to be like Odin, to be special enough to have a settled form Daemon, and it’s been a raven as long as he can remember. But his daemon doesn’t talk to him, and he feels lonely watching how the others interact with their daemons. But he knows his is different. Vǫrðr doesn’t talk and he’s told he shouldn’t touch it. No one can touch Vǫrðr.

And when the stuff in the treasury happens, and Odin falls into the Odin sleep, Vǫrðr busts out of the cage and one of Odin’s ravens disappears, because Vǫrðr has secretly been Huginn this whole time. And Loki realizes just how alone he’s always been, just what a monster he’s always been.

And it’s no mistake that Vǫrðr was called ‘watcher’ in their tongue. Odin literally never let him out of his sight.

Whoa. Crazy good prompt.

Love, Friendship, and Other Complications – Chapter 20 – Graceful_Storyteller – The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]

fuckinglokifangirls:

mosellegreen:

This ficlet is of interest to Loki’s Resistance. Or to any Loki sympathizers, really, even if they don’t consider themselves part of the Resistance.

~Mod M

Love, Friendship, and Other Complications – Chapter 20 – Graceful_Storyteller – The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]