Old Norse Terms for Gods

Written by Dyami Millarson

The Old Norse terms for Gods (in the plural) are:

  • Æsir
  • Díar
  • Tívar, Valtívar, Sigtívar
  • Bönd
  • Höpt
  • Rögn, Regin
  • Guđ

Vanir, which I did not include above, are another type of Gods.

Álfar (Landálfar) and Vættir (Landvættir, Sjóvættir, Vatnavættir, Loptvættir, Skógarvættir, Fjallvættir, Húsvættir) may also be considered terms for Gods. They may in fact be used as general terms for describing divine entities.

Terms for Goddesses are Ásynjur and Dísir (Freyja is also called Vanadís).

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