All The Norse Gods

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Vote up the greatest gods from Norse mythology.

All the gods from Norse mythology are pervasive throughout pop culture. You can find Thor, Odin, Sif, Heimdallr, Frigg, and more in comic books, films, and novels. The gods and goddesses in Norse mythology are often petty and self-serving. This is especially true in the case of Loki, the resident trickster god in the stories of Norse mythology. They ultimately serve as lessons about the human condition or explain the cause of natural phenomena. They are often entertaining and have spawned several modern adaptations of the classic tales.

There are also several variations of Norse god and goddess names as they have gone through multiple translations. But they are generally recognizable through their physical descriptions and attributes. Each of these gods, goddesses, giants, and dwarfs have something to explain about the world. Look for your favorite deities in Norse mythology and vote up the ones you relate to the most or love encountering the most in novels, films, comic books, or in their original texts.

 

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  • Odin
    1

    Odin

    327 votes

    Significance: The god of wisdom, healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet.

    Parents: Bor and Bestla

    Spouse: Frigg

    Offspring: Thor, Baldr, Víðarr, and Váli

  • Thor
    2
    298 votes

    Significance: The god of thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, and the protection of mankind.

    Parents: Odin

    Spouse: Sif​

    Offspring: Þrúðr, Móði, and Magni

  • Loki
    3

    Loki

    235 votes

    Significance: Commonly considered the trickster god.

    Parents: Fárbauti and Laufey

    Spouse:  jötunn Angrboða, Sigyn, and the stallion Svaðilfari 

    Offspring: Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr, Narfi, and the eight-legged horse Sleipnir 

  • Tyr
    4

    Tyr

    163 votes

    Significance: The god associated with war and the one who sacrifices his arm so that Fenrir may be restrained by the other gods.

    Parents: Possibly Odin

    Spouse: Possibly Zisa

    Offspring: Seaxnot

  • Heimdallr
    5

    Heimdallr

    161 votes

    Significance: The god who watches over Bifrost the rainbow bridge, possess foreknowledge, and keeps an eye out for invaders. 

    Parents: The son of Nine Mothers

    Spouse: N/A

    Offspring: N/A

  • Frigg
    6

    Frigg

    146 votes

    Significance: The goddess of foresight and wisdom.

    Parents: N/A

    Spouse: Odin

    Offspring: Baldr​​​​​​​