Bragi - God of Norse Mythology

Bragi, if you believe the legend, is one of the gods always welcome in any realm he visits. He is a son of Odin and is seen as the god of poetry and fine arts. Unlike a lot of norse gods, he is not a warrior. His talents lie in diplomacy and peace talks. It is said that he travels the nine realms and talks/sings of piece and cooperation. He is husband to Idun, keeper of the gods orchard and the golden apples which keep the gods young and healthy. He is born out of selfish reasons though. Odin wants the "Mead of Poetry", which is guarded by the giant Suttung and his daughter Gunnlod. They keep the Mead in a cave, but Odin manages to get into the cave somehow, disguised as a snake. He presents himself to Gunnlod as a handsome lover and drinks all the Mead while staying with her for three nights. The product of these three nights of love is Bragi, who is sent to live with his father and due to the Mead of Poetry, turns to the god of the golden tongue that he is.



Name Gender Group God of
Baduhenna Goddess war and storms
Baldur (Baldr, Balder) identified with the Old English bealdor = 'lord' or 'prince' God Æsir beauty, love, purity, peace, righteousness
Beyla a younger form of Old Norse Baunila = 'little bean' Goddess earth
Bil Goddess Ásynjur waining moon
Borr (Bor, Bör, Bur, Burr) God Other
Bragi (Brage) connected with Old Norse Bragr = 'poetry' God Æsir knowledge, poetry, eloquence, and the patron of skalds
Buri (Búri, Bori, Bure) God Other gods
Byggvir Old Norse = 'barley' God
Dellingr (Delling) Old Norse = 'luminous' or 'shining one' God Æsir personification of dawn
Eir (Eil, Eira, Eyr, Eyra) Old Norse = 'protection' or 'help' Goddess Ásynjur healing
Eostre (Eastre, Ostara) Goddess spring, rebirth, and protectress of fertility
Forseti (Forsete) Old Norse = 'presiding one' God Æsir justice
Freyja (Freya, Freja, Frey'a, Gefion, Horn, Mardal, Mardoll, Menglad, Menglod, Moertholl, Sessrymner, Syr, Vanadis) Goddess Vanir fertility, love, beauty, magic, war, and death
Freyr (Frey, Fraig, Fro, Fricco, Ingun, Ingunnar-Frey, Ingvi-Frey, Sviagod, Yngri, Yngvi) God Vanir agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility
Frigg (Frigga, Frig, Fri, Frija, Frygga, Frea, Fria, Frige, and Holda) Old Norse = 'to love' Goddess Ásynjur love, marriage, fertility, family, civilization, and a prophetess
Fulla (Abundantia, Abundia, Habone, Vol, Vola, Volla) Goddess Ásynjur
Gefjon (Gefjun, Gefion) Old Norse = 'the giving one' Goddess knowledge
Gersemi (Gersimi, Gerseme) Old Norse = 'gem' Goddess Ásynjur love
Gerda (Gerd, Gerdhr, Gerðr) Goddess Vanir
Gna (Gná, Gnaa) Goddess Ásynjur
Gullveig (Gollveig, Gulveig, Golveig-Heid, Gulveig-Hoder, Angerboda, Angerbohda, Aurboda, East Wind Hag, Heid, Heidr, Ljod, Midgard, Orboda, The Volva) Goddess Vanir
Henir (Hoeni, Hœnir, Hone, Honer, Honir) God Æsir
Hariasa Goddess war
Heimdall (Heimdal, Heimdallr, Heimdalr, Heimdali) God Æsir guardian
Hel (Heimdal, Heimdallr, Heimdalr, Heimdali) Goddess the dead
Hermod (Hermóðr, Heremod) Old Norse = 'war spirit' God Æsir messenger of the gods
Hlin (Hlín, Hlina) Old Norse = 'protectress' Goddess Ásynjur
Hodr (Höðr, Hod, Hothenus, Hodar, Hoder, Hodhr, Hodir, Hodur) Goddess Æsir
Idun (Iðunn, Iduna, Idunn, Idunna, Ithun, Ydun) Goddess Ásynjur spring and rejuvenation
Irpa Old Norse = 'brown' Goddess Other earth
Lofn Old Norse = 'the comforter' Goddess Ásynjur love
Lodurr (Lóðurr, Lodur, Lóður, Lódurr, Lódur, Lóthurr, Lóthur, Lódhurr, Lódhur, Lodur, Lothurr, Lothur, Lodhurr, Loðurr, Loður, Lodhur) God Æsir life
Loki (Fjalar, Loder, Lodur, Loke, Lokkju, Lopter, Lopti, Sagloki, Suttung, Thok, Utgard-Loki) God Æsir fire, magic, shape-shifting, trickster, chaos
Mani (Máni, Mane) God Æsir personification of the moon
Mimir (Mim, Mímir, Mimar, Mime, Mimer-Nidhad, Baugreginn Jotunn, Hodd-Dropnir, Hodd-Mimer, Hoddrofnir, Naddgofugr) Goddess Other wisdom
Meili Old Norse = 'the lovely one' God Æsir
Nanna Old Norse name deriving from Ancient Germanic nanþi = 'daring' Goddess Ásynjur
Nerthus (Nertous) Goddess Vanir lakes and springs
Njord (Njörðr, Njörd, Niördr Niord, Njorth, Nordur) God Vanir the sea, the wind, fertility, patron saint of fishermen and sailors
Njorun (Njörun, Niorun) Goddess Ásynjur
Odin (Alfdaur, Alfadir, Bileygr, Glapsuidir, Othinn, Wodan, Wotan, Othin, Othinn, Othinus, Ouvin, Votan, Wode, Wodemus, Wodhen, Woden, Wodin, Wotam, Woutan, Wuotan) Goddess Æsir wisdom, war, magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and death
Odr (Óðr, Od) Goddess Vanir
Ran Old Norse Rán = 'theft' Goddess Ásynjur the sea and death
Saga Old Norse Sága = 'seeing one' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom and treasure
Sandraudiga Goddess
Sif Old Norse = 'wife' Goddess Ásynjur harvest and land
Sigyn (Siguna) Goddess Ásynjur earth
Sinthgunt Goddess
Sjofn (Sjöfn, Sjofn) Goddess Ásynjur relationships, love, and marriage
Skadi Old Norse Skaði = 'death' Goddess Vanir hunting and winter
Snotra Old Norse = 'clever' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom
Sol (Sól, Sunna) Goddess personification of the sun
Syn Old Norse = 'refusal' Goddess Ásynjur defense and truth
Thor (þórr, þunor, Thunaer, Donar, Thur, Tor, Tror) God Æsir strength, protection, war, storms, thunder and lightning
Thrud (þrúðr, Thrúd, þrúðr) Goddess
Thorgeror Holgabruor (þorgerðr Hölgabrüðr) Goddess Other
Tyr (Týr, Tiw, Tig, Ziu, Teu, Thingsus, Tiwaz, Ty, Tyw, Zio, Ziv, Ziw) God Æsir war, justice in battle, victory and heroic glory
Ullr (Auler, Holler, Oller, Ollerus, Uller, Ullerus, Ullr, Wuldor) Goddess Æsir justice and winter
Vali Old Norse Váli = 'the slain' Goddess Æsir vengeance
Var (Vár, Vara, Vór) Goddess Ásynjur
Ve (Vé) God Æsir earth
Vili God Æsir earth
Vor Old Norse Vör = 'the careful one' Goddess Ásynjur wisdom
Zisa (Cisa) Goddess harvest


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