The Norse Mythology: Do You Know These Norse Gods?

Elmira | 04 - 09 - 2021
Norse gods

There are several Gods and Goddesses in Norse mythology. Each god had its own power and personality. Even today, many Icelanders worship the Norse mythology gods and goddesses. Who exactly are they? Let’s find out everything about Nordic mythology gods to improve your knowledge.

Clans of Norse Gods

Norse gods had two main clans as Æsir and Vanir. The representatives of the Æsir clan were Odin, Frigg, Thor, Loki, Hod, Balder, Heimdall, and Tyr. They were also known as the main gods. The second clan, Vanir, had the fertility gods, and Freyja, Freyr, count Njord as the most notable members.

How Many Norse Gods Are There?
  • A. 10
  • B. 20
  • C. 12
  • D. 9

Gods in Norse Mythology

Ymir

He was a primordial giant, also known as Aurgelmi. He was created in the void Ginnungagap from ice and fire. He was killed by Odin and his siblings, who used his body to create most of the universe.

Odin (or Wodin or Wotan)

Odin was the Viking god of wisdom, war, poetry, and knowledge. He was the leader of the Aesir. He traveled in the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. He gave one of his eyes for a drink of Mimir’s well to gain wisdom and hung himself on the world tree called Yggdrasil, and pierced by his spear to achieve knowledge.

Frigg or Frigga

Frigg was the wife of Odin. She was called the Queen of the Æsir gods. She was a goddess of marriage, sky, and motherhood. 

Frey or Freyr

Frey was the brother of Freya and also son of Njord. He was a member of Vanirm, the second clan of Norse gods. He lived with the Aesir as a hostage. He traveled in a chariot that was drawn by the boar Gullinbursti.

Sister of Frey

She was also one of the hostages of Vanir who lived with the Aesir. She was the goddess of passion, love, and human fertility. She rode in the chariot that was drawn by cats.

Thor

He was a son of Odin and the Giantess Jord. Thor was regarded as the god of thunder and lightning. He was one of the most popular gods of Norse who traveled in a chariot drawn by two goats and wielded the hammer Mjölnir.

Loki

He lived with the Aesir. Loki was Odin’s blood brother. He lived amongst the Æsir. He was known as the god of fire and trickster god, who could shapeshift into several different forms. 

Heimdall

He was the son of nine sisters. He was considered the god of guardians, and light. He guarded Bifrost, which was a rainbow beach, into Asgard.

Balder or Baldur

He was known as the god of joy, light, and beauty. He was another son of Odin and was half-brother to Thor. Blader was described as the fairest of the Aesir, a kind and handsome god, whose beauty was unmatched.

Norns

They were the Goddesses of destiny. They were depicted as the three sisters Urd (or Wyrd), Verdandi (or Verthandi), and Skuld. 

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