Norse Mythology

Vanir: The old gods

Vanir in Norse Mythology

The Vanir gods is an old branch of gods. The Vanir are masters of sorcery and magic. They are also widely recognized for their talent to predict the future. Nobody knows where the land, Vanaheim lies, or even how it looks like. When the war between the Aesir and the Vanir ended, three of the Vanir came to live in Asgard, Njord and his children Freya and Freyr.


Freya (1882) by Carl Emil Doepler

Freya: The Goddess of Love, see Asynjur

Read about Freya.


"Freyr" (1901) by Johannes Gehrts.

Freyr: God of Fertility, see Aesir

Read about Freyr.


Nerthus (1905) by Emil Doepler.

Nerthus: Earth Mother

Nerthus is the sister and wife of Njord, they have two children Freyr and Freya.


Njörd's desire of the Sea (1908) by W. G. Collingwood

Njord: The god of the wind, see Aesir

Read about Njord.

Author of page content Martin Højbjerg