FORNESKJA

ÆSIR/ÁSYNJUR/VANIR/JÖTNAR/AÐRIR/KINDIR/KYNJA/NÍU HEIMAR


Æsir (Gods generally associated with war)

Baldur (Beauty) • Bragi (Poetry, music, harp) • Forseti (Justice) • Heimdallr (Guardian of the gods) • Hermóðr (Messenger of the gods) • Höðr (Darkness, winter) • Hœnir² (Silence, Óðr) • Loki (Mischief, lies) • Meili (Son of Óðinn) • Móði (Anger) and Magni (Strength) • Óðinn²³ (Allfather of all gods) • Óðr²³ (Spirituality, poetry, passion, battle frenzy, and sexual ecstasy) • Þórr (Battle, thunder, men) • Týr (War, skies) • Ullr (Archery) • Váli (Revenge) • ³ (Creation/wisdom) • Villi³ (Creation/will) • Víðarr (Forest, revenge, silence)

Ásynjur (Goddesses generally associated with war)

Eir¹ (Healing) • Frigg¹ (Marriage, motherhood) • Fulla¹ (Secrets) • Gefjun (Plough) • Hlín (Consolation, protection) • Iðunn (Youth) • Ilmr (unknown) • Nanna (Joy, peace) • Njǫrun (Earth) • Rán (Storms, waves) • Sága¹ (Magics) • Sif (Harvest, earth) • Sigyn (Wife of Loki) • Sjöfn (Love) • Snotra (Prudence) • Sól (Sun) • Syn (Defensive refusal)  • Þrúðr (Female strength) • Vár (Promises, contracts) • Vör (Caution)

Vanir (Gods and goddesses generally associated with peace)

Njörðr (Sea, wind, fish, wealth) • Freyr (Virility, prosperity) • Freyja¹ (Love, fertility) • Gullveig⁴ (Unknown) •  Heiðr⁴ (Unknown)

Jötnar (Giants)

Gerðr (Earth) • Jörð¹ (Earth) • Lofn¹ (Forbidden love) • Rindr (mother of Váli) • Skaði (Skiing, winter)

Aðrir (Other deities)

Andhrímnir (Chef of the Æsir) • Born (Creator of humanity) • Búri (First god) • Dagr (Daytime) • Dellingr (Dawn) • Dís (Protective spirit) • Ēostre (Spring) • Elli (Old age) • Gná (Frigg’s assistant) • Hel (Hel) • Hjúki and Bil (Followers of Máni) • Ítreksjóð (Son of Óðinn) • Kvasir (Knowledge, inspiration, diplomacy) • Lóður² (Creation/spirit) • Máni (Moon) • Mímir (Wisdom) • Nornir: Urður, Verðandi ok Skuld (Fate, destiny) • Nótt (Night) • Valkyrja (Chosers of the slains) • Vættir (Nature spirits)

Kindir (Creatures)

Fenrir (Monstrous wolf) • Freki (Óðinn’s wolf, the greedy one) • Geri (Óðinn’s wolf, the ravenous) Hildisvíni (Freyja’s boar) Hrímfaxi (Nótt’s horse) Hófvarpnir (Gná’s flying sea-threading horse) • Huginn (Óðinn’s raven representing thought) Jǫrmungandr (World serpent) • Muninn (Óðinn’s raven representing memory) Níðhöggr (Dragon at the roots of Yggdrasil) • Sæhrímnir (Boar eaten and reborn every day) • Skinfaxi (Dagr’s horse) • Sleipnir (Óðinn’s horse) • Tanngrisnir (Þórr’s goat, teeth-barer) • Tanngnjóstr (Þórr’s goat, teeth-grinder)

Kynja (Species)

Æsir (war gods) • Dökkálfar⁵ (Dark elves) • Jötnar (Giants) • Ljósálfar (Light elves) • Svartálfar⁵ (Black elves) • Dvergar⁵ (Dwarves) • Menn (Humans) • Troll (Negative version of Giants) • Vanir (peace gods)

Níu Heimar (Nine Homeworlds)

Ásgarðr (home of the Æsir) • Vanaheimr (home of the Vanir) • Ālfheimr/Ljósálfheimr (home of the Álfar or Elves) • Miðgarðr (earth, home of menn) • Jǫtunheimr (home of the Jötnar or Giants) • Niðavellir/Svartálfaheimr (home of the Svartálfar/Dvergar or Black Elves/Dwarves) • Múspellsheimr (realm of eldr or fire) • Niflheimr (realm of svell or ice) • Hel (home of the náir or corpses)

 

¹Eir, Freyja, Frigg, Lofn, Fulla, Jörð and Sága are different personas of same goddess. ²Óðinn, Hœnir, Lóður and Óðr are different personas of same god. ³Óðinn, Vé, Villi, and Óðr are different personas of same god. ⁴Gullveig becomes Heiðr upon her third rebirth. Dökkálfar, Svartálfar and Dvergar are the same creatures