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Norse Gods and

Goddesses
Asgard heaven
Midgard Earth
Yggdrasil World Tree

Viking Maps

Odin/ Woden/ Wotan


Chief of the gods
Father of Thor, Balder,
and other gods
Odin pierces himself
with a spear and
hangs on Yggdrasil for
9 days and nights to
learn the secret
knowledge of runes
Has one eye because
he traded it for a
drink from the spring
of clairvoyance

His two ravens are called Huginn


and Muninn (Thought and
Memory)

Valkyries and Valhalla


Valkyries are female
spirit warriors that ride
the battlefields and find
worthy slain warriors
and takes them to
Valhalla where they will
train until Ragnarok.
The northern lights are
light shining off of their
shields
Valhalla is the Hall of
the Slain. It exists in
Asgard, home of the
gods

Ride of the Valkyries


Richard Wagner

Thor/ Thunor

God of thunder and


lightning
Mjolnir (the destroyer) an
ax-hammer that can
destroy giants and
mountains in a single blow
Has a chariot pulled by two
goats. He can kill these
goats and eat them and
they will come back to life.
Is constantly fighting the
World Serpent
Jormungand
He is capable of drinking
an ocean

Thors
Helmet

Balder

The Beautiful and The Good


Primarily known for his death and resurrection
The favorite child

Loki

God of mischief and fire


Trickster figure
Unknown parentage
Responsible for Balders
death and punished by
having snake venom
drip on his forehead
Jormungand, Hel, and
Fenrir are his children
Will begin Ragnorak

Bragi
God

of poetry and
eloquence
Loki calls him
Braggart and the
verb to brag
comes from his
name.
Married to Idun

Idun
Goddess

of
immortality
Keeps the golden
apples of youth
Major story deals
with a giant who,
with Lokis help, stole
the apples, causing
the gods to wither

Freyr / Frey

God of agriculture,
fertility, and plenty
Twin to Freyja (they
are VERY close)
Unlike the other gods,
Freyr and Freyja are
earth dieties
Has a sword that can
fight by itself
The boar is his symbol

Freyja
Goddess of love and fertility
Twin sister of Frey
Slept with four dwarves to
get a flaming necklace,
which becomes her symbol
of fertility
Leader of the Valkyries
She takes some of the dead
warriors for herself
Has a chariot drawn by cats

Freyjas
hair

Frigg / Frigga / Frea


Mother Goddess
Wife of Odin
Weaves clouds
She knows events
in the present and future,
but is powerless to
change them
Learning of her sons (Balder) death, she
makes everything promise not to harm him
except the mistletoe

Tyr
God

of war and
justice
Precursor of Odin
Boldest of the gods
Lost his hand to
Fenrir, Lokis wolf-son
His symbol is the
spear which has
become a symbol of
justice

Heimdall
World

Brightener
God of the dawn
Great hearing (can
hear grass grow)
and eyesight
Is the look out on
Bifrost (the rainbow
bridge to Asgard)

God

Hod

of winter and darkness


Blind
Tricked by Loki into killing Balder
Vali killed Hod in revenge for Balder
Will return during Ragnarok

Hel

Daughter of Loki
Giantess
Goddess of death and the
underworld
Half black/ half white
Her face and body are
human but the legs are of a
corpse
Has two servants: Ganglati
and Ganglot
Spread the plague with a
rake or a broom

Hel / Helheim

The underworld
The road to Hel is an icy river
(Gjoll) full of weapons
Guarded by a large dog (Garm)
and Modgud (an ugly goddess)
Nothing can leave Hel, not even
gods
The wicked go here and the
people who do not die a glorious
death in battle
A giant in the form of an eagle
sits and flaps his wings, making
a freezing wind. His name is
Hraesvelg (corpse eater)

Garm

Garm guards the


entrance to Hel
Has four eyes and a
bloody chest
Could be appeased
with cake as long as
they gave the poor
bread in life
Will join the giants in
Ragnorak