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Viking Gods – Names of Viking Gods and Goddesses

April 9, 2010 by  
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List of Viking Gods and goddesses. Viking mythology, legends and pantheon. Gods of Asgard. Odin, Freya, Thor, Liko, Fenris, Tyr, Baldur and Valkyries. Viking swords.

Vikings warriors believed that there were many gods that lived in Asgard and Valhalla.

Viking Warriors - Viking mythology - viking gods

Viking Warriors

Viking gods were responsible for a different thing such as war, travel or home.

Valhalla was Viking idea of Heaven for viking warriors only. Vikings had to die in battle first and be escorted by beautiful Valkyries.

Names of Viking Gods and Goddesses

Odin - Viking gods

Odin - Viking gods

Odin – (Woden, Wotan, Tyr), Thor’ father. Odin was the god of war and also king of gods. He rode an eight legged horse and he often doubted himself and would spend too long trying to decide whether or not to do things.

Thor - Viking gods

Thor - Viking gods

Thor – god of thunder and the most popular god. He was shot-tempered, a little stupid but very good-hearted. He had the qualities Vikings thought most important: strength and determination.

Freya - Viking goddess

Freya - Viking goddess

Freya - was the goddess of love and war. She could turn herself into a bird by putting on a magic falcon-skin. She was the sister of Frey who made sure that the sun shone, rain fell and the crops grew.

Baldur - Viking gods

Baldur - Viking gods

Baldur – God of peace. A champion of goodness, innocence and forgiveness, he was loved by everybody. But news has just reached us that he was killed by LOKI. He may be brought back to life.

Fenrir - viking gods

Fenrir - viking gods

Fenrir – a wolf monster son of LOKI  who turned rather nasty and had to be bound over to keep the peace with a magic chain. Even then he managed to bite off Tyr’s hand.

Tyr – started off as a fearless Germanic God of War, and became ODIN’s left hand man when the Vikings came along.

Loki - Viking gods

Loki - Viking gods

Loki – a half god, half fire spirit. He caused the other gods lots of trouble. He was a pretty damn troublemaker.

Viking Pantheon

Viking pantheon

Viking pantheon

 

Complete list of Viking Gods and Goddesses

 

Viking and Scandinavian mythology, terms and events

Asgard – is one of the Nine Worlds and is the country or capital city of the Norse Gods  surrounded by an incomplete wall attributed to a Hrimthurs  riding the stallion Svadilfari, according to Gylfaginning. Valhalla  is located within Asgard. Odin and his wife, Frigg are the rulers of Asgard.
Valhalla – Viking heaven, is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those that die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have died in combat known as Einherjar, as well as various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarok.

Valhalla - Viking mythology

Valhalla - Viking mythology

Ragnarok – Viking judgement day, apocalypse or end of world.

After three terrible winters of bitterness and conflict, Skoll  will eat the sun and his brother Hati will scoff the moon. Three cocks will crow (or is that three crows will cock?) and HEIMDALL  will finally blow his awesome horn, bringing the Gods to the final battle.

Ragnarok-Viking final battle

Ragnarok-Viking final battle

Valkyria (chooser of the slain), valkyries is one of a host of magical ladies who decide who will die in battle. The valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin, where the deceased warriors become einherjar. There, when the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans.

 

Valkyries - viking chosers of the slain

Valkyries - viking chosers of the slain

 

Viking Swords

 

Viking swords

Viking swords

Comments

63 Responses to “Viking Gods – Names of Viking Gods and Goddesses”
  1. martuff says:

    Thor is my best viking god :)

  2. Ben Hall says:

    Tyr was not another name for Odin. Tyr was a seperate enitity in himself. The one armed god of war. Other names were Tiwaz and is the God Tuesday is named after. He was initially the head of the pantheon, but Thor and then Odin Superceded him when they were added.

  3. Stan Smith says:

    I appreciate the simple explanations. Normally I get lost when someone uses lengthy explanations that include too many names and relationships. Thank you!

  4. pablo desmond says:

    what is the work of thor in viking gods

  5. slayer says:

    I like THOR he is white GOD and he is a great symblol of the pride of the white race

    • Aga says:

      Are you serious? In which way should the white race be superior? What do the whites have to be especially proud of?

      • Dan says:

        He didn’t say the white race is superior. Also, why shouldn’t whites be proud of their culure and history. Everyone should be proud of their culture and history be they Indians, Asians, White, Black or anything else. Would you ask someone, “What do Black people have to be especially proud of?” I sincerely doubt it.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why should one harbor pride for the events he was not involved in?

          • Matt says:

            Why should one question the pride of another in events the one questioning was not involved in?

        • haru says:

          how about vikings. why wouldnt we be proud of that? plus science has profen that asians are the best race and the white race after them. that is profen look it up.

    • Dodo says:

      actually whites shouldn’t be pride about themselves.
      they are utter garbage race. Asian rules.!!

    • Anonymous says:

      The only thing I can think of as being raceist is, white suprimist use Mjolnir as a symbol in the form of tattoos. mostly in the prison systems.

      No comments on spelling please, I have memory problems do to an illness.

  6. Path of Tyr says:

    It’s morons like ‘slayer’ (lol at name) that give Norse bad names. Thor isn’t even a symbol of a race in general. He is a symbol of strength, prtection, and fertility (his hammer, Mjolnir is).
    And also Fenrir is one of 3 of Loki’s kids. Hel and Jormungandr are the other 2. Tyr sacrificed his sword hand to convince Fenrir the chain wasnt magical even though Tyr knew it was a lie and he was without a doubt going to lose his hand lol. But if Fenrir wasn’t bound, he’d kill Odin so Tyr made the choice.
    Now Fenrir is chained to a rock in the moon and waits for Ragnarok, when he will eat Odin in one bite. It’s also why wolves howl at the moon :) Please ignore racist idiots, as we respect warriors and truths. NOT colors

    • Marty says:

      I agree that Slayer is definitely moron. I see a problem in multi culti law and positive racism. Good intention can be a way to the hell. Governments must take care of everybody. Repeated public support for non Europeans in Europe means just more of morons like Slayer is. Just forget races and start to talk about people.

    • Emily says:

      Actually, I’m not sure where you read that Fenrir is on the moon but Odin among other gods used the ribbon like chain, Gelgja, to attach Fenrir the boulder Gleipnir and then to another one named Gjoll. They were then put a mile into the ground along with Tyr’s sword wedged into his mouth on the island of Lyngvi located on Lake Amsvartner. Though Fenrir is reffered to as the Father of Wolves, there are no legends or myths connecting him with howling wolves. Those myths come from Native American stories and legends…Fenrir is Norse mythology from the 12th century.

      Though the Viking gods had six worlds/planets, the moon was not one of them.

      • Petra says:

        I’m not a viking guru, I’m more familiar with Slavic gods but i think a few fact are similar. Vikings were not a nation with national religion.
        Various viking nations, tribes and even villages had their own legends about their Gods and Goddesses. Some legends were similar but some were antagonist. Telling that your version is the only right sounds a little arrogant to me. No offence.
        Petra, Poland

      • Canyon Burton says:

        Tyr lost his sword hand tricking fenrir so they could get the chains on him.

    • syi says:

      well said!

    • Anonymous says:

      hel was loki’s mother not not child and ruler of the underworld

    • Canyon Burton says:

      Ragnarok is only one leaf on the great tree Yggdrasill.

  7. Alio says:

    Im a viking desendent and i think ur website is cool :D

  8. this kid is a wolf says:

    my favorite god is Fenrir

  9. Anonymous says:

    The fear of viking is the begining of wisdom

  10. Syi Wolfe says:

    Admin! Could you please find really old but semi clear pictures of the Gods. I would greatly Appreciate it, i am using the pictures that i have found and hopefully some that you find for two full sleeves and a connected back piece tattoo. Any help would be awesome, I figure you would be the guy to ask, because you love your history. :D ty.

  11. Einar says:

    As I happen to be a Norse Pagan myself, I have much knowledge in the epoch of Old Norse heritage… and i can tell you that Viking in old English meant “Sea Raider.” So when one calls him/herself a “viking” nowadays, he or she refers to having a norse bloodline, not raiding seas. And as one could quite possibly think that sea raiders, or vikings, had horned helmets… this is a falsifying stereotype. We can thank an unpopular painter who happened to have one popular painting of sea raiders with horned helmets. And for the admin, the picture you have posted of the mischief god Loki is merely a sad representation from a comic books series.

  12. olive says:

    i am a norseman 4 life and i am dedicated to the fullest aya.4 the say sweetness of vikings is best know to a norseman.sail on all u rugged men and hit the shores of iceland.

  13. Teddy says:

    LOKI!! HAHAHA no match.. mischievous god >:)

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    • harry says:

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      • Recky Roo says:

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  16. Festus derino says:

    I am proud 2 b a norseman wit my belive n partices

  17. nunya says:

    you need to do more home work before posting. Some would think of you as insultive.

  18. nicy råy says:

    after just recently learning of norse mythology , i have been experiencing very real sensations and events along with recollections of similar past såid things, that seem absolutely certainly having something to do with loki and or odin..its tripping me out, there åre too many things to write here?? any body know what i mean?

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  21. ik p7 says:

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  22. ik p7 says:

    i am a norseman 4 life and i am dedicated to the fullest aya.4 the say sweetness of vikings is best know to a norseman.sail on all u rugged men and hit the shores of iceland.

  23. devon says:

    My Favriout viking god is fraya
    She is cool

    • Favour says:

      I am dt who u fink u knw,bt by d great grand father of odin buri who gave birth to borr odin’s father am protected cos d spirit that knw me has guid nd protect me 4there shld b no mistake abt d future.proudly vikings.

  24. Cynexia says:

    Baldur’s blind brother Hodur was his slayer, whose hand was guided by the crafty Loki. He is reborn each Jul (Yule). He is married to the goddess of Joy, Nanna.

  25. Fenrir Wolfblood says:

    Thor is really awesome, but when you think of it, Tyr is the hero.
    If he didn’t sacrifice his hand, Fenrir might have killed several gods. He sacrificed for others. He is a true hero.

    But, I am a big fan of Fenrir. Badass wolf.

  26. Nightstream says:

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  27. smiling star says:

    Love the Viking gods, sail on v men

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