Asatru is a polytheistic religion and knows a big family of Gods, which are diveded in three races :
The Aesir, these are the Gods who picture the Kings, guilds and the craftsmen.
The Vanir, these are the Gods who are associated with the power and forces of nature and fertility.
The Jotnar, these are the Giants who are in constant battle with the Aesir. They cause chaos and distruction.
Some important Gods are :
Odin, also known in Germanic Mythology as Wodan, is the God with one eye and is the Allfather. He gave up his eye to drink out of de fontain of wisdom.
He is a wise magician.
Wednesday is called after him, Wodans day.
Thor, also known as Donar in the Germanic Mythology. He has a hammer called mjollnir, de heavenly hammer.
he rides with a goats car through heaven,
this causes thunder. Thursday is called after Thor, Donars Day, Thors Day.
freyr is de God of Jul, also known as midwinter. He is the God of peace, who brings fertility and luck.
freya is the Goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. she is the matriarch of the Valkery, a group warriorwomen who bring the died warriors to walhalla.
Friday is called after Freya, freya's day.
frigg is Odin's wife, she is the patroness of married men and the housekeeping.
Syn, waking and protective Godess.
Her name means denial or refusal. She is the righthand of Frigg. Syn protects the keys to the Fensalir hall and she only grants access to those who deserves it.
Syn is welcomed in the Ting (parlement) because she defends those who are accused falsly. There is a saying that Syn is categorically against everything.
she is the defender of those who are falsly accused of crimes and for them who drew the shortest straw.
As a protective saint she protects the physical doors against the intrusion of evil / unjustice in and outside your house, but she can also keep the personal doors
closed to protect you. Often she is been seen and wellknown for a symbol of liberty and the rigth to refuse unwanted attention for selfprotection.
Syn is often seen with a sword or a broom, so you might consider hanging a broom outside above your door to protect agianst evil and unjustice.
Syn gives us the power to say no to things that could hurt or damage us and creates a shield around us in times of weakness.
skadi is the godess of independence, death and hunting. Scandinavia is called after her. Shadow and skull comes from here name.
Ostara is the godess of vertility and symbolises de victory of the light, that is celebrated around springtime. She was known by the Saxen as Eostre
the godess of Spring. Ostara's symbols are the hare and the egg. Because of the jewish Pasha and the death and resurrection of Christ around that same era that Ostara's
feast is celebrated, it is still called easter in English and in German it is still called Ostern.