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Asatru Gods

The four main deities in Germanic religion and Asatru are:

  • Odin (Germanic Woden) - god of magic, poetry, riches and the dead; ruler of Valhalla (gave his name to Wednesday)
  • Thor - sky god who wields a hammer, controls the weather, and protects the law and the community (gave his name to Thursday)
  • Freyr - fertility god represented with a phallic statue and seen as the founder of the Swedish royal dynasty
  • Freyja - fertility goddess of love and beauty, sister of Freyr, known by many names (including Frigg, Odin's wife and patron of families, who gave her name to Friday)

Other Asatru deities:

  • Njord - father of Freyr and Freyja, god of ships, sea and lakes
  • Tyr (Germanic Tiu) - god of battle, sacrifice, and justice (gave his name to Tuesday)
  • Ullr - god of death, winter, and hunting
  • Loki - the trickster

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