Mythology All The Norse Gods  

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Norse Gods
Odin

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

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Norse Gods

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

Parents: Odin

Spouse: Sif​

Offspring: Þrúðr, Móði, and Magni

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Baldr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Norse Gods
Baldr

Significance: Baldr's death is seen as the harbinger of Ragnarök (the end of days).

Parents: Odin and Frigg

Spouse: Nanna

Offspring: Forseti

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Heimdallr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Norse Gods
Heimdallr

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

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Frigg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Norse Gods
Frigg

Significance: The goddess of foresight and wisdom.

Parents: N/A

Spouse: Odin

Offspring: Baldr​​​​​​​

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Freyja is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Norse Gods
Freyja

Significance: The goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, Norse sorcery, war, and death.

Parents: Njord

Spouse: Freyr and Óðr​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Offspring: Hnoss, Gersemi​​​​​​​

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Tyr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Norse Gods
Tyr

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

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Norse Gods
Loki

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 

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Skaði is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Norse Gods
Skaði

Significance: The goddess of bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains.

Parents: Þjazi

Spouse: Njörðr

Offspring: Numerous children.

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Sif is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Norse Gods
Sif

Significance: A goddess associated with the earth and known for her golden hair.

Parents: N/A

Spouse: Thor

Offspring:  Þrúðr and Ullr​​​​​​​

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Freyr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Norse Gods
Freyr

Significance: The god of virility, prosperity, favorable weather, and sacral kingship.

Parents: Njörðr

Spouse: jötunn Gerðr

Offspring:  N/A

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Gefjun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Norse Gods
Gefjun

Significance:  the goddess of plowing, foreknowledge, and virginity.

Parents: N/A

Spouse: Danish king Skjöldr

Offspring: ​​​​​​​N/A

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Máni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Norse Gods
Máni

Significance: The personification of the moon.

Parents: Mundilfari

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A​​​​​​​

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Forseti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Norse Gods
Forseti

Significance: The god of justice and reconciliation.

Parents: Baldr and Nanna

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A

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Höðr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Norse Gods
Höðr

Significance: The blind god who is tricked by Loki into killing Baldr.

Parents: Odin and Frigg

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A

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Bragi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Norse Gods
Bragi

Significance: The god of poetry.

Parents: Possibly Odin

Spouse: Iðunn

Offspring: N/A

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Þrúðr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Norse Gods
Þrúðr

Significance: Possibly a valkyrie. 

ParentsThor and Sif

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A

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Rán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Norse Gods
Rán

Significance: The goddess of the sea.

Parents: N/A

Spouse: Ægir

Offspring: Nine daughters who are represented as personified waves. 

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Gerðr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Norse Gods
Gerðr

Significance: Theorized to be a goddess associated with earth.

Parents: Gymir and the jötunn Aurboða

Spouse: Freyr

Offspring: Fjölnir

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Sigyn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Norse Gods
Sigyn

Significance: A goddess and the wife of Loki who she helps during his time in captivity.

Parents: N/A

Spouse: Loki

Offspring: Narfi​​​​​​​

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Móði and Magni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Norse Gods
Móði and Magni

Significance: The sons of Thor whose names mean "Brave" and "Mighty."

Parents: Thor and Járnsaxa

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A 

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Hermóðr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Norse Gods
Hermóðr

Significance: The messenger of the gods.

Parents: Odin

Spouse: N/A

Offspring: N/A

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Nanna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Norse Gods
Nanna

Significance: The goddess married to Baldr and after he is slain, she collapses and dies from grief.

Parents: Iwaldi and Freya

Spouse: Baldr

Offspring: Forseti

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Iðunn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Norse Gods
Iðunn

Significance: The goddess associated with apples and youth.

Parents: A descendant from the elf, Ivaldi.

Spouse: Bragi

Offspring: N/A