gods of the Northmen.   Posted by Chronos.Group: 0
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gods of the Northmen
  • Baldr - God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth. Consort: Nanna. Dead, Killed by Loki, who tricked his blind brother Hodr into killing him with a spear of
  • mistletoe.. His death began Ragnarok.
  • Borr - Father of inn, Vili and Ve. Consort: Bestla
  • Bragi - God of poetry, music and the harp. Consort: Iunn. Dead, killed in the Dwarven tusk boar battle at Ragnarok.
  • Bri - Ruler of Prehistory, the first god and father of Borr.
  • Dagr - God of the daytime, son of Delling and Ntt.
  • Delling - God of dawn and father of by Ntt.
  • Eir - Goddess of healing.
  • Eostre - Goddess of spring.
  • Elli - Goddess of old age.
  • Forseti - God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldr and Nanna.
  • Fitch - God of ruling and arbitration. Son of Eir and Gmot.
  • Freya - Goddess of love, fertility, and battle. Consort: r. Committed Suicide during Ragnarok.
  • Freyr - God of fertility. Consort: Ger. Dead, killed by Surtr in Ragnarok.
  • Frigg - Goddess of marriage and motherhood. Consort: inn. Can also be pronounced "Frigga".
  • Fulla - Friggs handmaid.
  • Gmot - God of the moon. Brother of Re`es and Weth.
  • Gefjun - Goddess of fertility and plough.
  • Hel - Queen of Neifelheim, the Norse underworld.
  • Heimdallr (Rgr) - One of the sir and guardian of sgar, their realm.. Killed by Loki.
  • Hermr - The heroic son of Odin.Tried to rescue Balder.
  • Hln - Goddess of consolation and protection.
  • Hr - God of winter. Killed by Vali.
  • Hnir - The silent god.
  • Iunn - Goddess of youth. Consort: Bragi.
  • Jr - Goddess of the Earth. Mother of rr by inn.
  • Kellaa - God of Accounting. Killed by Fitch.
  • Kvasir - God of inspiration. Killed by Dwarves.
  • Lofn - Goddess of forbidden loves.
  • Loki - Trickster and god of mischief . Consort: Sigyn (also called Saeter). Killed by Heimdallr.
  • Magni - god of strength. Son of Thor.
  • Mni - God of Moon.
  • Mmir - inns uncle. Decapitated by Vanir.
  • Nanna - Goddess of joy and peace, an synja married with Baldr and mother to
  • Forseti. Died because of Baldur's death.
  • Nerus - A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njrr.
  • Njrr - God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth. Killed in Ragnarok.
  • Ntt - Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Au, Jr and Dagr by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively.
  • Odin - The "All Father" God of war, also associated to wisdom, poetry, and magic (The Ruler of the gods). Swallowed by Fenrir.
  • Sga - An obscure goddess, possibly another name for Frigg.
  • Ran - Godess of the sea.
  • Sif - Wife of Thor. Goddess of battle.
  • Sjfn - Goddess of love.
  • Skai - Goddess of winter; Njrr's wife.
  • Snotra - Goddess of prudence.
  • Sol (Sunna) - Goddess of Sun. Swallowed by Skoll.
  • Thor (Donar) - God of thunder and battle. Consort: Sif. Killed by Jormungandr.
  • Thruer - daughter of Thor and Sif.
  • Tyr - God of war. Also the god of the skies. Killed by Garm.
  • Ullr - God of skill, hunt, and duel. Son of Sif.
  • Vli - God of revenge.
  • Vr - Goddess of contract.
  • V - One of the three gods of creation. Brother of inn and Vili.
  • Varr - God of the forest, revenge and silence.
  • Vr - Goddess of wisdom.
  • Weth - Goddess of anger.
  • Yggdrasil - Goddess of life. Tree of life. Connects the 9 worlds.
    Lesser figures[change | edit source]
  • gir - Ruler of the sea. Consort: Rn.
  • Andhrmnir - Cook of the gods.
  • Aurvandil - A minor character in the Skldskaparml with cognates in other Germanic tales.

This version of the pantheon is not "worshiped" in the sens of a catholic or even a Greek god..they are venerated and tales of their deeds and words are used as teaching tools, and to pass on lessens in proper behavior and wisdom in general.

A priest will often make tributes to a god, or perform rituals to gain the aid of a god, but for the most part this is done sparingly and in times of true need only.Often the same god will be known by other names, or even names given tot hem by foreigners meaning that one god may have several distinct legends and set of tales associated with them in one region but not in others.

Gods of the Northlindes are fairly relaxed about other gods, they do not demand or expect worship from mortals and do not require that Mortals worship them exclusively..however if the are invoked by someone who follows foriegn gods or who does not properly revere or act in a way the see as proper they are not obliged to offer their aid.

Some of the Pantheon are rather belligerent,stubborn, and vindictive, they take offense at being invoked by some mortal who is obviously only looking for the gods to save them, or do their work for them.

Also, If a Northman worships foreign deities the gods may decide to ignore any requests or "let the other gods " look after "the individual. and i ost all cases the Gods will extract a price, either minor or major for their aid, including the person seeking their aid to offer tribute, make some symbolic sacrifice or suffer some minor difficulty for invoking the Gods in their lives.

for instance any healing Spell cast by a Northman priest..Hurts..the worse the wound healed the ore intense the pain.

Northmen priest will require either a token or significant tribute be paid to a god i exchange for their aid..it is not demanded at the time of the aid, but they will ask at some point that the recipient of the gods aid makes some act of tribute, or appeasement.

Northmen Priest do not raise the dead, or remove curse, or afflictions put on a person by a god or as punishment for some offense, or crime. Not without a very good reason.

Northmen priests are allowed to carry a weapon of a god they choose, usually sword , axe, spear or hammer. They are required to train with the weapon and be able to fight proficiently with that weapon. (Usually the weapon is a hand to hand weapon, however certain Gods (Uller for example) are known to favor ranged weapons.

In this Particular setting These gods do not often have temples, usually small shrines, or a distinct priesthood. The priests, shamans and wisefolk of the pantheon perform rituals and can envoke any god as needed.

however some are dedicated to particular god, and focus mainly on the reverence and tales of that god.