Norse Mythology | Tyr
Tyr is the god of warfare, victory, justice and glory. He decided who would win battles and wars. To prove his courage, he put his hand in the mouth of the Fenris wolf. As a result of this he is one-handed, but he is still one of the strongest warriors in Åsgård.
Norse Mythology | Hel
Norse Mythology | Heimdal - Heimdall
Heimdal’s responsibility is to guard the Bifrost, the bridge between the realms, so that no one but the gods can use it. It is virtually impossible to get past him, but some jotuns do manage it from time to time. He has extraordinary powers of sight and hearing, which is why the gods set him the task as guardian. He had golden teeth, so “heimdall’s teeth” was a common metaphor for gold in viking poetry.
Norse Mythology | Frøy & Gerd - Frey & Gerð
Frøy, the god of fertility, wealth and the harvest, is the male counterpart to his sister Frøya. He rules over Alvheim, the realm of the elves. He owns the largest ship in all the realms, Skibladner, with enough room to hold all the æsir. He falls in love with a jotun, Gerd. In order to marry her he has to give up his magic sword, which means that he will die during the events of Ragnarok.
Norse Mythology | Brage & Idunn - Bragi & Iðunn
Brage is the god of skald poetry and the master of the kitchens in Åsgård. He is known as wise and well-spoken. His wife, Idunn, is the goddess of youth and love and holds the responsibility for the golden apples that give the Æsir their immortality.
Norse Mythology | Trym - Thrym
Norse Mythology | Loke’s ladies: Sigyn & Angerboda - Sigyn & Angrboða
Sigyn is Loke’s wife, and is deeply devoted to him. She is the mother of his sons Vale and Narve. When one of Loke’s tricks goes too far, he receives the punishment of having poison dripped on him for all eternity. Sigyn sits by him, collecting the poison in a bowl to spare him the pain. The vikings believed earthquakes were caused by Loke writhing in pain whenever she moved the bowl to empty it. Sigyn is a goddess, but has no known attributes.
Angerboda is a jotun who was Loke’s mistress. She gave birth to Hel, the goddess of death, the Fenris Wolf and the Midgard Serpent. Her name, “bringer of sorrow”, comes from the fact that her offspring killed Tor and Odin during Ragnarok.
Norse Mythology | Loke - Loki
Loke is the god of mischief and a shape-shifter. His parents were the jotun Fårbaute and the goddess Lauvøy (or Laufey). He was distantly related to Odin. He is described as beautiful, and often helped the gods out of tricky situations. While he played several malicious tricks for his own amusement, he is never characterised as evil. Loke is married to Sigyn, by whom he has two sons, Vale and Narve. His mistress was Angerboda, a jotun by whom he had Hel, the Fenris wolf and the Midgard serpent.
Norse Mythology | Tor - Thor
Tor is the god of thunder, war, the sky, fertility and agriculture and the protector of mankind. He was Odin’s youngest son, and the most powerful of the gods after him. He’s known for his mood swings, his terrible temper, and for being stubborn, brash and impulsive. He rode across the sky in a chariot drawn by goats, which creates the sound of thunder. His weapon of choice is a hammer called Mjølner. Together with his wife, Siv, the goddess of the earth, he ruled over Trudvangen.
Norse Mythology | Njord