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Norse Associations

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Norse Associations

aegir

Aegir

God of the Oceans
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Water
Sphere of Influence: Sea and Brewing
Preferred colors: Sea Green, Blue
Associated symbol: Ocean waves
Best day to work with: Monday
Best time to work with: High and Low Tide
Suitable offerings: Gold coins, beer
Associated Planet: Moon

aegir

Aegir, the God of the Sea, is married to Ran. His realm is the deep ocean, his dominion the storms and the turbulent waters of the great seas. Treasures swallowed by the sea adorned his great marine palace. If you intend to travel by sea, and hope for a calm voyage, appeasing Aegir would be a good idea. Aegir is also the god of beer and brewing.

baldor

Balder

God of light
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Law and Beauty
Preferred colors: White, Orange
Associated symbol: Silver chalice
Best day to work with: Sunday
Strongest around Litha
Associated Planet: Sun

baldor

Balder was very handsome. He was so bright, light shone from him, hence the name God of Light. Balder held caught and settled legal disputes. Any legal and court matters should be directed to Balder.

 eastre

Eastre

Goddess of Spring
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Fertility and Renewal
Preferred colors: white,green,pastels
Associated symbol: Rabbit, egg
Animals associated with: Rabbit
Best day to work with: Monday
Best Moon phase: Full
Strongest around Ostara
Suitable offerings: hard-boiled eggs, honey cakes, first fruits of the season
Associated Planet: Moon

 

eastre

A Teutonic lunar Goddess, Eostres chief symbols were the rabbit (she was often seen in this form at the full moon), and the egg (representing the cosmic egg of creation). She is the source of the customs of "Easter Eggs" and the "Easter Bunny".The name Eostre is said to be related to the word east, which many believe makes her a dawn goddess.

forseti

Forseti

God of Justice
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Air
Sphere of Influence: Protection and Justice
Preferred colors: White & Black (together), Grey
Associated symbol: Bearded man

 

forseti

Forseti teaches that true justice can only come from being objective. Justice should be blind. When you need a positive outcome in a legal matter, Forseti should be honored.

freyr

Freyr

God of Sunlight
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Sun and Agriculture
Preferred colors: Green, Orange
Associated symbol: Sword
Best day to work with: Sunday
Best time to work with: Noon
Strongest around Lughnasadh
Associated Planet: Sun

freyr

Freyr is the god of the harvest, the planting, of all growing and cultivating. Frey teaches respect for the land.

freyja

Freya

Goddess of Love and Fertility
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Water
Sphere of Influence: Love and Fertility
Preferred colors: Gold, Blue, Red, Black
Associated symbol: Falcon
Animals associated with: Cat , Falcon
Best day to work with: Friday
Strongest around Litha
Suitable offerings: Gold
Associated Planet: Venus

freyja

Freya is the goddess of erotic, sexual and sensual love, also fertility and marriage. She is the twin sister of Frey. She weeps tears of gold for her lost husband Odur. Freya's solar chariot was pulled by cats across the heavens. These cats were said to control the sunshine, and if it rained at inconvenient times, it was because cats living in the area where the rain fell were going hungry. She is generous, passionate and exuberant and expects the same of those who would honor her.

frigg

Frigg/Frigga

Queen of the Gods
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Water
Sphere of Influence: Love and Birth
Preferred colors: Blue, White, Aqua
Associated symbol: Cat
Animals associated with: Cat
Best day to work with: Friday
Best Moon phase: Waxing Moon
Strongest around Yule
Suitable offerings: Venus
Associated Planet: Moon

frigg

Frigga is Odins wife, and her sphere of control is primarily the hearth and home; married love and childbirth. Often depicted in a chariot pulled by cats. She is birth and renewal. Those married couples desirous of children would do well to honor her.

heimdall

Heimdall

Guardian of Bifrost
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Loyalty and Conflict
Preferred colors: Red, Silver
Associated symbol: Horn
Suitable offerings: Mead, good food

heimdall

Heimdalls duty is to sound his horn (Gjallahorn) to alert the gods of the coming of Ragnarok (The last battle). Hemidall is the god of guards, sentries, nightwatchmen and any that find themselves as protectors of others.

hel

Hel

Goddess of Death and the Underworld
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Death and Destruction
Preferred colors: Black, Grey, Green
Associated symbol: None
Best day to work with: Wednesday
Best Moon phase: New moon
Best time to work with: Midnight
Strongest around Samhain
Associated Planet: Pluto, Mercury

hel

The daughter of Loki, Hel was confined to Niflheim by the gods. She is the goddess of death and the underworld and received the spirits of the dead, which she kept them in the elder tree until it was time for them to be reborn. Those wishing to live a long and happy life would do well to appease her.

idun_and_bragi

Idunna

Goddess of Innocence
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Youth and Innocence
Preferred colors: Green, red
Associated symbol: Apples
Animals associated with: Eagle
Best day to work with: Monday
Best Moon phase: Full
Strongest around Samhain
Suitable offerings: Apples, nuts
Associated Planet: Moon

idun_and_bragi

Idunna is the keeper of the apples of youth, which keep the Gods young and strong. Once, when Idunna was snatched by Loki, the gods' beauty began to fade rapidly. After holding a meeting to discuss her disappearance, they discover that she was last seen with Loki, and they go after him. Loki then changed the goddess and her apples into a nut and flew away with them. Idunna is the embodiment of the strength and vitality of youth, that which keeps the worlds strong and fruitful. Her very name means "the renewing one". Both apples and nuts are signs, not merely of fruitfulness, but specifically of life springing forth again from death.

loki

Loki

God of Mischief
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Trickery and Conflict
Preferred colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Black
Associated symbol: Flame
Strongest around April fool's day
Suitable offerings: Eternally lit candle

loki

Loki is the trickster. Easily bored, he spends his time playing practical jokes. He teaches that life should be looked at from all angles, in order to find solutions to problems that others may not have thought of. Be careful not to offend him.

nerthus

Nerthus

The Earth Goddess, Erce
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Fertility and Prosperity
Preferred colors: Brown, Green
Associated symbol: Bare feet
Animals associated with: Cows
Best day to work with: Friday
Strongest around Ostara
Associated Planet: Earth

nerthus

Nerthus is the Earth Goddess, who was said to have traveled through Denmark in a wagon, from which she blessed people with peace and prosperity, happiness and fertility. She is the Earth mother that rules over Midgard and was one of the Vanir Deities of the Norse pantheon. She is often considered to be the sister and wife of Njord, mother of Freyja and Frey. She is also associated with witchcraft, wealth and purification.

njord

Njord

God of the Sea and Winds
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Water
Sphere of Influence: Sea and Commerce
Preferred colors: Green, blue
Associated symbol: Gold coin
Associated Planet: Neptune

njord

Njord is the god of the sea and winds. He is the father of Frey and Freya. Those who wish to make their living from the sea would do well to honor him.

odin

Odin

The All Father
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Air
Sphere of Influence: Knowledge and Poetry
Preferred colors: Blue, Purple
Associated symbol: All Seeing Eye
Animals associated with: Raven , Eight Legged Steed (Sleipnir)
Best day to work with: Wednesday
Strongest around Yule
Suitable offerings: Mead, good food
Associated Planet: Mercury

odin

Odin, the all-father, commanded the Valkyries, who carried out his orders on the battlefield unquestioningly. He lost his eye drinking from the well of Mimir, which made him eternally wise. He hung himself on the tree Yggdrasil for nine days in order to obtain the secret of the runes. He is the god of War, and of wisdom. His steed, Sleipnir, had eight hooves and was the swiftest of all stallions. He was also the God of Poetry because he was able to steal the "Poets mead" which was from the divine source.

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Odur

God of the Sun
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Light and Travel
Preferred colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Gold
Associated symbol: Sun
Best day to work with: Sunday
Best time to work with: Noon
Strongest around Litha
Associated Planet: Sun

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Odur is often considered to be another aspect of Odin. He is the husband of Freya, however he left her after she was discovered sleeping with four dwarves. He teaches respects, and that duty and responsibility bring joy when they are accepted gladly.

sif

Sif

Goddess of Excellence
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Protection and Conflict
Preferred colors: Yellow
Associated symbol: Sword

sif

Sif is the wife of Thor. Goddess of Excellence and skill in battle, she is also the protector of abused women, and those wounded in battle. Anyone wishing to seek escape or protection from an abusive mate might want to ask her assistance.

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Skadhi

Goddess of the Mountains
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Mountains and Strength
Preferred colors: Slate grey
Associated symbol: Mountain Peak
Strongest around Yule

skadi_goddess_of_winter

Skadi came to Asgard in search of revenge for the death of her father at the hands of Thor. She was married to Njord, and they continually moved back and forth between Asgard and Jorunheim. This motion created the seasons. Skadi is Goddess of the mountains, and anyone who makes their living hunting and herding would be favored by her.

surtur

Surtur

Lord of the Fire Giants
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Fire and Conflict
Preferred colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Black
Associated symbol: Flaming Sword
Best day to work with: Tuesday
Associated Planet: Mars

surtur

It is said that, at Ragnarok, Surtur will set the world on fire, burning it away to make room for the next creation. Firemen and anyone who deals with flammable substances or explosives should appease Surtur regularly.

thor

Thor

God of Thunder
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Air
Sphere of Influence: Weather and Conflict
Preferred colors: Silver, Steel, Yellow
Associated symbol: Hammer
Animals associated with: Black Ram
Best day to work with: Thursday
Strongest around Mabon
Suitable offerings: Plenty of food and mead
Associated Planet: Jupiter

thor

One of the best known of the gods of Asgard, Thor is the God of Thunder; the Guardian of Asgard. He is a great warrior, and admires courage in battle, regardless of how the fight goes. Those requiring courage (or calm weather!) should honor Thor, who was always seen to behave benevolently toward mankind.

thrym

Thrym

Lord of the Frost Giants
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Yule and Conflict
Preferred colors: White
Associated symbol: White double-headed axe
Strongest around Yule

thrym

Whereas Surtur would burn the world, Thrym would freeze it. Thrym's cold, silent winter are the enemy of Thor's chaotic, turbulent storms. Appease Thrym if you need relief from cold weather!

tyr

Tyr

God of Courage and Strategy
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Strategy and Writing
Preferred colors: White, Red
Associated symbol: Sword
Animals associated with: Wolf , Bear
Best day to work with: Tuesday
Associated Planet: Mars

tyr

Tyr is the most courageous of the gods. He lost his right hand to Fenrir the wolf while the gods bound the son of Loki. Tyr teaches self sacrifice, courage, order and strategy. Anyone needing more strength in these areas should consort with Tyr.

ull

Uller

God of Hunting
Pantheon: Norse
Element: Earth
Sphere of Influence: Protection and Hunting
Preferred colors: White, Green
Associated symbol: Longbow
Strongest around Yule

ull

Uller teaches respect for wildlife and nature. He is the god of hunting. The quietness of winter is his domain. When you have to go it alone, take on challenges by yourself with no one to help you, call on Uller.

 

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