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Norse Deities

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A primordial giant who formed in the void of Ginnungagap from fire and ice.
Ymir
He gave birth to the frost giants and created the primordial cow Audhumla.
Ymir
He was killed by Odin and his brothers, who used his body to construct most of the universe.
Ymir
(or Wodin or Wotan)
Odin
The All-Father
Odin
he is the leader of the Aesir, the principal group of Norse gods.
Odin
He is a god of war, death, wisdom, poetry, and knowledge, and rides the eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
Odin
He hung himself for nine days on the world tree Yggsdrasil, pierced by his own spear, to gain knowledge, and traded one of his eyes for a drink from Mimir's well to gain wisdom.
Odin
(or Frigga)
Frigg
The wife of Odin, and mother by him of Balder, Hoder, Hermod, and Tyr.
Frigg
She is the goddess of the sky, marriage, and motherhood, and often works at her loom spinning clouds.
Frigg
(or Freyr)
Frey
The son of Njord, and twin brother of Freya.
Frey
He is one of the Vanir, a second group of Norse gods, but lives with the Aesir as a hostage.
Frey
The god of fertility, horses, sun, and rain, his possessions include the magic ship Skidbladnir.
Frey
He travels in a chariot drawn by the golden boar Gullinbursti, and had to give away his magic sword to win the hand of the giantess Gerda.
Frey
The daughter of Njord and twin sister of Frey, she is also a Vanir hostage living with the Aesir.
Freya
The goddess of love, passion, and human fertility, her possessions include a cloak that allows her to turn into a falcon, and the necklace Brisingamen.
Freya
She travels in a chariot drawn by two cats.
Freya
A son of Odin and the giantess Jord
Thor
He is the god of thunder, weather, and crops.
Thor
One of the most popular of the Norse gods, he travels in a chariot pulled by two goats.
Thor
wields the hammer Mjolnir.
Thor
He is married to Sif, and his special nemesis is the Midgard Serpent.
Thor
He's actually giant-kin, but lives with the Aesir and is Odin's blood-brother.
Loki
The god of fire and trickery, his many pranks include duping Hoder into killing Balder.
Loki
His children include the wolf Fenrir, the Midgard Serpent Jormungandr, Hel (the ruler of the underworld), and Sleipnir.
Loki
After killing Balder he was chained to three boulders with snakes dripping poison onto him.
Loki
The son of nine sisters,
Heimdall
he is the god of light and guardians.
Heimdall
He guards Bifrost, the rainbow bridge into Asgard.
Heimdall
His senses are so sharp, he can see 100 miles by night or day and hear grass growing.
Heimdall
He will call the Aesir into battle at Ragnarok with his horn Gjall (or Gjallerhorn).
Heimdall
(or Baldur)
Balder
The fairest of the Aesir, he is the god of light, joy, and beauty.
Balder
He dreamed of his own death, so Frigga extracted promises from everything not to harm Balder, but she skipped mistletoe.
Balder
Loki tricked Balder's blind brother Hoder into killing him with a spear of mistletoe.
Balder
The goddesses of destiny, represented as the three sisters
Norns
Urd (or Wyrd), Verdandi (or Verthandi), and Skuld.
Norns
The counterparts of the Greek Fates, they tend the Well of Fate at the roots of Yggdrasil.
Norns