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List of Norse Gods and Goddesses

NOTE: There are various theories about the origins of the names of some of the minor/less known gods/goddesses of the Norse Mythology. Some names on this list may belong to the god/goddess referred to or may be just another name for another god/goddess.

Due to the many gods and goddesses in Norse Mythology, this list may not be complete!
Some of the minor gods and goddesses have only a few references to their names and not much is known about them.

I hope you can find this list to be helpful in some way!


The gods and goddesses of Norse Mythology are divided into three groups. The Æsir and the Ásynjur clan, the Vanir clan and the other minor gods and goddesses.

The Æsir is the clan of the most powerful dods and goddesses of the Norse Mythology. The goddess are called the Ásynjur. They were thought of as being the powers that hold the cosmos together, the animating personalities of the ‘forces of nature’. Gods of Nature. Gods of war and of justice. They were known for their strength as well as for their wisdom.
Their home is Ásgarðr, where Óðinn, the All Father, and his wife Frigg are the rulers.

The Vanir are masters of sorcery and magic. Gods and goddesses of love and peace. They are also widely recognized for their talent to predict the future.
When the war between the Æsir and the Vanir ended, some of the Vanir, including Njord and his children Freya and Freyr, joined the Æsir in Ásgarðr. Their home is Vanaheim, one of the Nine Worlds held within the branches of the world-tree Yggdrasil. Some suggest that the Vanir may be associated with the Elves (Alfar).

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