Germanic Pantheon



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Created On 3 November 2002
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Aegir Hler
Description: God of the benign sea, lived in a hall with his wife Ran near the island of Hlesay
Skills:Boat, Swim,  World Lore, Water Lore
Spirit Magic: Endurance, River Eye
Divine Magic: Float, Cloud Clear, Decrease Wind, Worship Aegir Hler
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Float

Angrboda
Description: Mother of monsters, wife of Loki, mother of Hel,Fenris and the Midgard Serpent
Skills: Animal Lore, Human Lore
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Command (Monster), Summon (Monster), Spawn (Monster), Worship Angrboda
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Command (Monster)

Audhumla/Audumia
Description: Primeval cow, the Nourisher, Monstrous cow, mother of Frost Giants, Ymir and Odin's grandfather Bor

Balder
Description: God of Light
Skills:
Spirit Magic: Light, Glamour
Divine Magic: Ignore (Substance), Face of Beauty,
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Ignore (Substance)

Bragi
Description: God of Poetry and Eloquence
Skills: Orate, Poetry, Sing, Human Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Silvertongue
Divine Magic: Charisma, Eloquence
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Glamour 3

Earendel/Orvandil
Description: Seafarer who lived on edge of Giantland, his toe was part of the constellation of Orion
Skills:Boat, Shiphandling, World Lore, Weapon Attack
Divine Magic: Float, Worship Earendel, Predict Weather
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Float

Eostre
Description: Goddess of spring
Skills: First Aid, Dance
Spirit Magic: Heal
Divine Magic: Invigorate, Heal Wound, Bless Crops, Worship Eostre
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Invigorate

Fafnir
Description: Son of the dwarven king Hreidmar, Loki killed his brother and gave him much weregeld, fafnir became a dragon to guard the gold

Fenris
Description: Giant wolf,son of Loki, tyr bound him but lost a hand in the process
Skills: Bite, Jump,Move Quietly
Spirit Magic: Ironhand, Strength, Fanaticism
Divine Magic: Become Wolf, Wolf Head, Wolfhide, Wolfrunning,Worship Fenris
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Wolf

Frey
Description: God of fertility, sunshine an growth, son of Njord and Nerthus, twin of Freya,owned a golden boar and a magical ship that could sail even on land and could be folded up into a pocket when not used
Skills: Animal Lore, Plant Lore, Any Weapon Attack, Any Weapon Parry
Spirit Magic: Strength,Vigour
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Dismiss Magic, Heal Body, Heal Wound, Warding, Worship Frey, Restore Health (All)
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Heal Wound

Freya
Description: Goddess of love and fecundity, Goddess of Youth and Sexual love, shapechanger
Skills: First Aid,Sing, Orate, Human Lore, Craft (Carnal Sex)
Spirit Magic: All
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Divination, Dismiss Magic, Sanctify, Shield, Soul Sight, Spirit Block,Warding, Worship Freya, Become Hawk, Erotocomatose Lucidity
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spiirt Possession: Become Hawk

Frigg/Frigga
Description: Goddess of Clouds, Sky,Marriage, Household, married love and housewives, daughter of Odin and Njord, wife of Odin, mother of Hermod,Baldur, Hodur and Tyr, and of 7 saxon kingdoms
Skills: First Aid, Animal Lore, Mineral Lore Plant Lore
Spirit Magic: Healing,Vigour
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Absorption,Divination, Heal Body, Restore Health (All), Worship Frigga, Heal Wound, Cloud Call, Cloud Clear
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Heal Wound

Garm
Description: Hell Hound, chained to entrance of Hell
Skills: Bite, Jump, Move Quietly, Track by Smell
Spirit Magic: Ironhand, Strength, Fanaticism
Divine Magic: Gnash, Become Hound
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Hound

Gefjan/Gefjon/Gefion
Description: Plough Goddess, Plough, Earth Magic, Oxen, knew of future events, Goddess of agriculture/virgins, virgins gather in her halls after death, attendant to Frigga, 4 sons by a giant, asked a king for some land, he said all she could plough in a day, turned sons into oxen and ploughed land, took it to sea - Zeeland island. Founded a royal line of Denmark
Skills: Craft (Farning), World Lore, Plant Lore
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Command Ox, Sure Plough, Summon Gnome, Command Gnome, Worship Gefion
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Sure Plough

Heimdall
Description: Guardian of Bifrost, son of Odin, always vigilant, far-seeing day/night, far-hearing
Skills: Listen, Scan, Search, Any Weapon Attack
Spirit magic: Detect Magic, Endurance, Farsee, Second Sight
Divine Magic: Find Enemy, Shield, Worship Heimdall, Warding, Vigilance
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Farsee, Second Sight

Hel
Description: Goddess, ruled Underworld, daughter of Loki, half-white and half-black, those who died of old age or disease go to her
Skills: Fast Talk, Conceal, Hide, Sneak
Spirit Magic: Second Sight, Extinguish, Demoralize
Divine Magic: Command (Ghost, Wraith, Ghoul, Draugr, Mara, Shade), Create Ghost, Cause Disease, Fear, Absorption, Worship Hel
Common Divine Magic: All

Hermodr
Description: Messenger of the gods, carried souls of dead to underworld
Skills: Orate, Human Lore, Run
Spirit Magic: Mobility
Divine Magic: Memorise Magic, Fleet Foot, Worship Hermodr
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Fleet Foot

Hodur
Description: Blind God of Darkness, son of Odin and Frigga, Baldur's twin whom he killed
Skills: Throw Dart
Spirit Magic: Darkwall
Divine Magic: Summon Shadow
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession:

Hoenir
Description: Creator god, gave man reason and understanding

Iduna
Description: Goddess of spring, gave immortality with Golden Apples of immortality, married to Bragi god of poetry, could turn into a falcon
Skills: First Aid
Spirit Magic: Heal
Divine Magic: Become Falcon, Warm Earth, Bestow Life, Worship Iduna
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Falcon

Ing
Description: Sailor, sailed from the Sea, founded the Saxons and sailed away eastwards, maybe a god of Voyaging/HeroQuesting
Skills: Drive (Wagon), Shiphandling, World Lore, Weapon Attack
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Float, Worship Ing, Predict Weather,Command Worshippers, Hie Wagon
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Hie Wagon

Kvasir
Description: God of wisdom/poetic inspiration, slain by dwarves
Skills: Poetry,Human Lore, Orate, Lawspeaking
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Silvertongue
Divine Magic: Charisma, Compose Poem, Worship Kvasir, Know (Lore)
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Compose Poem

Loki
Description: Trickster god, Odin's nephew, Trickster Thief, Glutton, Silver Tongue
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic:
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession:

Mimir
Description: God of Sea - Mimir's Well - had knowledge of all things - past, present and future, head was an oracle when cut off
Skills:Boat, Swim, Animal Lore, World Lore
Spirit Magic: Repair, Endurance
Divine Magic: Float, Worship Mimir, Summon Undine, Command Undine, Summon Naiad, Command Naiad, Clairvoyance, Reconstruction, Knowledge, Know Future,Worship Mimir
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Clairvoyance

Nanna
Description: Goddess of flowers and vegetation, wife of Baldur, went to Hel with him, stayed with Baldur when he remained
Skills: Plant Lore, Craft (Farming), World Lore
Spirit Magic: Heal
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Accelerate Growth, Bear Fruit, Flower, Worship Nanna
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Bear Fruit

Nerthus
Description: Earth Goddess, Goddess of Peace, carried in a flowered cart in festivals, those who carried her would be drowned in a pool - bog sacrifices could be for her
Skills: Plant Lore, Craft (Farming), World Lore, Craft (Wood)
Spirit Magic: Heal, Vigour
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Invigorate, Accelerate Growth, Worship Nerthus, Peace,City Harmony
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: City Harmony

Njord/Niord
Description: God of Sea, Winds  and Coastal Waters, eternally wars with Nerthus, married Ice Giant Skadi and spent time in each house - seasons
Skills:Boat, Swim, Animal Lore, World Lore
Spirit Magic: Repair,Endurance
Divine Magic: Float, Cloud Clear, Command Seal, Command Whale, Float, Worship Njord, Increase Wind, Decrease Wind, Wind Warp
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Float

Woden/Odin/Wotan/Votan
Description: King of Gods, Son of Bor and Besta, desired knowledge, all wise, god of war, magician and healer, Leader of Wild Hunt, God of Nocturnal Storms, Army Fetter - Paralyses Armies, Magician, Berserker
Skills: Orate, Spear Attack, Any Other Weapon Attack,Human Lore
Spiirt Magic: All
Divine Magic: Shield, Berserk,Command Corpse, Divination, True Spear, Worship Odin, Fear, Madness, Sanctify, Soul Sight, Sureshot, Warding
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Berserksgang, True Spear, Become Werewolf

Odrorir
Description: Cauldron of wisdom, spells, poetic inspiration
Skills: Poetry, Human Lore, Orate, Lawspeaking
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Silvertongue
Divine Magic: Charisma, Compose Poem, Worship Odrorir, Know (Lore)
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Compose Poem

Ran
Description: Sea Goddess, Goddess of storms and whirlpools, Wife of Aegir, dragged sailors/drowning men down with a net, sacrified to for good weather
Skills: Swim, Weather Lore, Human Lore, Net Attack
Spirit Magic: Truenet
Divine Magic: Drown, Whirlpool, Cloud Call, Cloud Clear, Increase Wind, Decrease Wind
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Cloud Clear

Sif
Description: Wife of Thor, long golden hair, Loki cut her hair off, , replaced by strandsof gold
Skills: First Aid, Animal Lore, Plant Lore, World Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Ignite, Extinguish
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Regrow Limb, Worship Sif
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Heal Body

Sigyn
Description: Loki's wife, loved him and when he was imprisoned caught the venom which dripped on him, leaving him only to empty the bowl and causing him agony
Skills: Treat Poison, First Aid, Comfort Suffering
Spirit Magic: Heal, Comfort Song
Divine Magic: Solace, Heal Wound, Heal Body, Neutralize Venom, Worship Sigyn
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spell Possession: Neutralize Venom

Thor/Thunar/Donar
Description: God of Thunder and Lightning, associated with hammer
Skills: Jump, Any Weapon Attack, Any Parry, Animal Lore, Throw Hammer
Spirit magic: Bludgeon, Coordination, Countermagic, Demoralise, Detect Enemy, DispelMagic, Ignite, Ironhand, Protection, Repair, Spirit Screen, Strength, Vigour
Divine Magic: Cloud Call, Cloud Clear, Lightning, Thunderbolt, Worship Thor, Return hammer, Shield, Sure Hammer, True Hammer, Warding
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Return Hammer

Tir/Tiw
Description: God of War , God of Law, one-handed
Skills: Any Sword Attack, Orate, Listen, Lawspeak
Spiirt Magic: Bladesharp, Protection, Spirit Screen
Divine Magic: Truesword, Call Followers, Worship Tyr, Shield, Oath
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Protection 3

Trow (Trolls of Shetland)
Description:

Ullr
Description: God of Archery, skiing and duelling
Skills: Missile Attack, Listen, Track, Skii
Spirit magic: Mobility, Multimissile, Slow, Speedart
Divine Magic: Sureshot, Command Elk, Command Bear, Worship Ullr
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Sureshot

Vali
Description: God of light and spring, son of Odin and giantess Rinda, avenged slaying of Baldur by killing Hodur
Skills: Make Fire
Spirit Magic: Light, Lantern, Ignite
Divine Magic: Sunbright, Warm Earth, Warm Air
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Warm Earth

Valkyrie
Description: Daughters of Odin, carried Slain to Valhalla, Battle maidens, shape changers,(Swan/Raven/Wolf)

Volla
Description: Frigg's sister, goddess of Grain
Skills: Plant Lore, World Lore, Craft (Farming)
Spirit Magic: Heal, Vigour
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Accelerate Growth
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Crops

Vor
Description: Goddess from whom nothing could be hidden, invoked in trials
Skills:Sense Truth, Human Lore
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Truespeak, Detect Truth, Clear Sight, Worship Vor
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Clear Sight

Wayland/Wieland the Smith
Description: Smith who made many magical weapons, including Excalibur, lame god, hamstrung by King Nidud who stole one of his swords, he took revenge by killing his son and raping his daughter
Skills: Craft (Armouring), Craft (Weaponmaking), Craft (Smithing), Mineral Lore
Spirit Magic: Heat Metal
Divine Magic: Armouring Enchantment, True Smithing, Worship Wayland, Sharpen Weapon, Encahnt Iron, Enchant Bronze
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: True Smithing

Wyrd/Norns
Description: Spinners of Fate and can foretell future
Skills: Human Lore, Orate, Act
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Worship Wyrd,  Clairvoyance, Reconstruction, Knowledge, Know Future
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Know Future

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