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All The Norse Gods

List RulesVote 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

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    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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    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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    Loki

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    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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    Freyja

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    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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    Frigg

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    Significance: The goddess of foresight and wisdom.

    Parents: N/A

    Spouse: Odin

    Offspring: Baldr​​​​​​​

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    Tyr

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    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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    Heimdallr

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    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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    Baldr

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    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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    Freyr

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

    Parents: Njörðr

    Spouse: jötunn Gerðr

    Offspring:  N/A

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    Skaði

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

    Parents: Þjazi

    Spouse: Njörðr

    Offspring: Numerous children.

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    Sif

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    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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    Hermóðr

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    Significance: The messenger of the gods.

    Parents: Odin

    Spouse: N/A

    Offspring: N/A

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    Móði and Magni

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    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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    Iðunn

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    Significance: The goddess associated with apples and youth.

    Parents: A descendant from the elf, Ivaldi.

    Spouse: Bragi

    Offspring: N/A

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    Forseti

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    Significance: The god of justice and reconciliation.

    Parents: Baldr and Nanna

    Spouse: N/A

    Offspring: N/A

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    Rán

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    Significance: The goddess of the sea.

    Parents: N/A

    Spouse: Ægir

    Offspring: Nine daughters who are represented as personified waves. 

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    Máni

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    Significance: The personification of the moon.

    Parents: Mundilfari

    Spouse: N/A

    Offspring: N/A​​​​​​​

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    Höðr

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    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

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    Significance: The god of poetry.

    Parents: Possibly Odin

    Spouse: Iðunn

    Offspring: N/A

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    Sigyn

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    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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    Þrúðr

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    Significance: Possibly a valkyrie. 

    ParentsThor and Sif

    Spouse: N/A

    Offspring: N/A

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    Gefjun

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

    Parents: N/A

    Spouse: Danish king Skjöldr

    Offspring: ​​​​​​​N/A

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    Gerðr

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    Significance: Theorized to be a goddess associated with earth.

    Parents: Gymir and the jötunn Aurboða

    Spouse: Freyr

    Offspring: Fjölnir

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    Nanna

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    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