|Aesir Gods and Goddesses|
||The one-eyed god, the All-Father, the god of wisdom, poetry, and magic, of war and death.
Odin plays a principal role in many of the myths, including those of the creation,
the Aesir/Vanir war, “The Death of Balder”, and Ragnarok, the end of the world.
God of thunder, son of Odin and Frigg. He was the strongest of the gods, of fiery temper but well loved. He had a hammer (Mjollnir), a magic belt (Megingjardir), and iron
gauntlets and was forever at war with the giants.
A mischievous god, Loki is involved in many of the myths. Loki often deceives the gods and creates dangerous situations and then comes to the rescue of the gods. He is
admired yet distrusted by them.
Son of Odin and Frigg. He was the most beautiful and beloved of the gods. There is only one myth about him, but it is one of the best known.
One of the most ancient gods and the most mysterious, he was also the bravest and most just of the gods when he undertook to put his hand into the jaws of the terrible wolf,
The watchman of the gods who guarded Bilrost, the bridge that connected Asgard (the domain of the gods) with Midgard (the Middle Earth). Heimdall had a trumpet,
Gjallarhorn, with which he would summon the gods to battle at Ragnarok.
The wife of Odin. Her greatest role is in the myth of Balder, her beloved son, whom she tries to protect from death.
The keeper of the apples of youth, she is known only through the myth “Idunn and the Golden Apples”.
The god of poetry, eloquence and music.
God of justice and conciliation
A fertility goddess and friend to Balder
Keeper of the underworld and Goddess of the dead, she is the daughter of Loki
Brave son of Odin, and chiefly known in relation to Balder
Blind god, tricked by Loki into killing Balder
God of silence and brother to Odin
Husband to Freya
Thor's wife and goddess of fertility and grain
Wintry goddess of hunters and skiers, she is a giant
God of skiers and hunters, this winter god is the son of Sif and stepson of Thor