HOME SPELLS ARTICLES VIDEOS FORTUNES GROUPS FORUMS MEMBERS FAQS SoM's ONLINE STORE SIGN IN / JOIN 
ALL FORUMS NEWEST COVENS 
COVENSNEWESTALL FORUMSvisit our online store


LIVE CHAT
[ INFO ]
[admin] Petrarca : Welcome to SpellsOfMagic.com. You must be a logged in member to use the live chat feature. Sign up for free now.

ADVERTISEMENTS
TODAY'S HOROSCOPE
           
         
SHOPPING CART
[ SHOP ]
SpellsOfMagic now has an online store, offering over 9000 wiccan, pagan and occult items. Check it out.
<<< FEB 2018 >>>
[ EDIT ]
S M T W R F S




1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28



SPONSORED LINKS
CURRENT MOON PHASE
TONIGHT'S MOON
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous
66% Full
ASK MORA
Mora
Question:
MEMBERS ONLINE

The Vanir (questions)

Forums ► Norse Paganism ► The Vanir (questions)
Reply to this post oldest 1 newest Start a new thread

Pages: oldest 1 newest

The Vanir (questions)
By: / Beginner
Post # 1

Hello. I recently picked up the topic of The Vanir Gods and I am confused with this:

  1. Who is superior? Freyja or Freyr?
  2. Who is Sif?
  3. Is Gerda a goddess?
  4. Who is the wife of Odin?
  5. Is Skadi Odin's Son?

Thank you very much.

Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2
This thread has been moved to Norse Paganism from Misc Topics.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 3

Who is superior? Freyja or Freyr? Neither they are twins.
Who is Sif? Sif is the wife of Thor, she has long golden hair and is the patroness of the harvest.
Is Gerda a goddess? Gerda is a giantess, goddess of the earth and wife of Freyr.
Who is the wife of Odin? Frigg, also time to point out Odin, Frigg, and Thor are Aesir
Is Skadi Odin's Son? Skadi is the giantess (female) of winter, skiing, and bow hunting. So no, she is not Odin's son.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 4
This site lists many of the gods and goddesses of the Norse:
http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/norse-mythology.php?list-gods-names

This is a visual depiction of the Norse God "Family" Tree:
http://humon.deviantart.com/art/Norse-Gods-Family-Tree-568622811
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 5

I wouldn't say that when it comes to Freyja or Freyr that one is superior compared to the other. They are brother and sister, children to Njord. All three became Aesir during the conflict between the Aesir-Vanir. Freyja was often associated with love and beauty (as well as death). She taught the practice of seidhr to Odin. Freyr was often associated with fertility and harvest. You asked later on if Gerd was a goddess? Yes. She's the wife of Freyr, a jotunn whom he wooed. There's a lot more to all three of those deities, but that's the short version.

Sif is the young and beautiful wife of Thor, known for her golden locks. There isn't an incredible amount mentioned about her in the lore. She is sometimes associated with fertility and crops. I've never personally looked much into her, so I would suggest again that you do some research if you're more curious.

Odin's wife is Frigg, whom is a motherly goddess. She has several handmaidens. In many ways, she is kind of like a queen in Asgard whom overlooks the ongoings that occur, gives her husband council, and is well-respected. She was a goddess to mothers and wives and home-related matters, often called upon in childbirth and around the hearth. Much like her husband, she is also said to have a magical inclanation.

Skadi is not Odin's son. Skadi is a female jotun whom later became one of the Aesir. Her story is an interesting one, in my opinion. She is a goddess of the hunt, associated with ice and winter. She originally marched to Asgard against the Aesir after the death of her father (you should read more about this). Through an arrangement, she came to marry Njord but their relationship ended after not too long. She stayed with the Aesir as they valued her counsel.

Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 6

Ah! Nord beat me to the punch. Those links are good to check out. I'd definitely recommend reading more about all those deities if you're curious about them.

Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 7
I watched Thor: The Dark World last night and was corrected the Mythology for my husband and son. :D So, I was ready for this.
Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Re: The Vanir (questions)
By: / Beginner
Post # 8

I'm still weary of watching Thor 2: The Dark World because of my relationship with the Dokkalfar. However, I do enjoy correcting lore whenever I watch religious inspired fiction with my mother (oh look, that's most of fantasy). It's really the only exposure she gets to my religion and practice and it's a good way to spend time together in a way we both enjoy.

Login or Signup to reply to this post.

Reply to this post oldest 1 newest Start a new thread

Pages: oldest 1 newest



advertisements
Help

FAQs
Newbies
Tips
Spells

Beauty
Health
Life
Love
Luck
Spiritual
Trick
Wealth
Weather
Articles

Top Articles
Coven Articles
Videos

Wicca
Pagan
Casting
Love
Healing
Astral
Meditation
Other
Fortunes

Mora
Tarot
Numerology
Horoscopes
Dreams
Forums

Public
Coven
Members

Register/Login
Covens
Online
Moderators
Editors
Spells Of Magic ®

Advertise On SoM
Promote SoM / Banners
Disclaimer
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

Report Copyright Violations
© 2018 SpellsOfMagic.com
All Rights Reserved
This has been an SoM Entertainment Production
For entertainment purposes only