Æsir

Baldr

Baldr is a god associated with light. In the Icelandic Eddas, he’s portrayed as a Jesus-like figure, beloved and beautiful. In Gesta Danorum, he’s known as a powerful warrior with impervious armor. In both traditions, Baldr is killed by Hödr, who’s associated with the dark of winter.

August 8th, 2021|

Bragi

Bragi is a god associated with poetry, song, and the arts. His name is where we get the term “to brag” from.

August 8th, 2021|

Heimdall

Heimdall is a god who guards the rainbow bridge Bifrost, which the gods use to travel to and from Midgard (the Earth).

August 8th, 2021|

Týr

Tyr/Týr is a god who lost his hand to the jaws of Fenrir. He may have once played a more prominent role in the Norse pantheon as the chief of the Aesir before Odin. As such, he is associated with justice and law.

August 8th, 2021|

Thor

Thor/Þórr is the protector of humanity, a mighty god associated with storms, thunder, lightning, and strength. He wields the short-handled Mjölnir, a hammer that burns hot with lightning and always returns to the hand when thrown. All someone has to do is say Thor’s name and he will appear to protect them.

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Freyr

Frey/Freyr is a god associated with peace, fertility, masculinity, sacral kingship, sunshine, fair weather, and bountiful harvests. He is the brother of Freyja and possesses a magical golden boar, Gullinbursti, and a magic folding ship.

May 8th, 2021|

Odin

Odin/Óðinn is the Allfather, chief of the Aesir gods and husband of Frigg. Depicted as an old man with one eye, he’s associated with knowledge, wisdom, magic, madness (oðr), war, death, trickery, secrets, and poetry. Odin is said to wander the world sometimes, seeking wisdom and giving advice.

April 30th, 2021|

Loki

Loki is a clever god associated with trickery, shapeshifting, cunning, humor, wit, and deceit. Blood-brother to Odin, Loki’s typically known for getting the Aesir in and out of trouble. His actions are often transgressive and play a key role in many Norse stories.

April 30th, 2021|

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