The Gods of Fyrnsidu

Fyrnsidu is a polytheistic religion that typically worships the gods of the ancient Anglo-Saxon peoples. This is not a comprehensive list but is merely a beginning.


Sunne, also known as Sol, is the goddess of the sun. Her bright and radiant light shines down on us. You should view her as a god of timekeeping because it is her light that portions out day and night. But you can also view her as a healing and life-giving goddess.


Mona is the god of the moon. Mona rides most nights and draws the moon across the sky as it waxes and wanes. He is, like his sister Sunne, also a keeper of time because he measures out the months.


Tiw is the chiefest among the gods to many Fyrnsidere. Tiw rules over the Thing, the meeting among the gods, where he dispenses justice. He is also a god of war, which is another matter decided at the Thing.


Woden is a magician and a healer among the gods, he is closely associated with the runes. He is a wanderer as well, traveling the world in search of knowledge and wisdom. Woden is also a psychopomp, a god associated with guiding the dead to the afterlife.


Thur, also known as Thunor, is the god of thunder. With his mighty hammer he defeats the ettins. He is the protector of our world and of mankind and is generally viewed as the god whose strength cannot be matched.


Frig is a goddess who is associated with love, beauty, marriage, motherhood, and even magic and prophesy. She is generally viewed to be married to Woden. She is often thought of as a hearth-goddess as well within Fyrnsidu.


Sædere means “sower” and his name is a cognate to the Roman Saturnus. Sædere is an agricultural god about whom we know very little and he is controversial among “purists”, but we’re polytheists here so we say he’s a grand god to have.


Ing is a god most associated with male fertility and the growing of crops. He appears in the rune poem and has his own rune named after him, the Ing rune. He is typically thought of in representations with a large, erect privy-member.


Hrethe is the goddess associated with victory; this could mean victory in battle or victory of spring over winter. The month of Hrethmonath (March) is named after her. The Spring Equinox will generally fall within her month.


Eostre is the goddess who rises in the east, the goddess of dawn and of the new day and new year, the goddess of spring who brings in new life. Her month is Eosturmonath (April) and was named for the festival in her honor which still carries her name despite being celebrated still today by Christians – Easter.


Eorthe, also known as Folde, is the goddess of the earth. Eorthe is mother earth, she carries with her the implication that she is mother to all and bringer and grower of all the food that we eat.


Beowa is the god of barley, he is more modernly known as John Barleycorn. As a grain god, there are some very important chthonic aspects to Beowa and he can be seen as a god that is resurrected following the general growing season.

The Wyrde

The Wyrde, named Spinel, Metten, and Deaþ, are the Fates in Fyrnsidu. They are generally referenced together as a group or as a sisterhood (the Wyrd Sisters for instance).


Many Fyrnsidere worship Hell as the goddess who looks over the realm of the dead, which is also known as Hell. Hell appears in at least one example of Old English literature showing she is not a Norse-only goddess.

Other Gods

The simple fact of the matter is we are polytheists, we worship many many many gods. Also, most of us might have gods that we do not share in common with each other, everyone tends to have different go-to deities and that is alright. There tends to be a lot of diversity in the religion in which gods we worship. There are also gods we feel the need to bring into our practices and give names to that suit them in Old English, this is also alright. Our religion is big enough to handle these things, but this list would be cumbersome if we outlined all the gods we worshiped. Instead, look to the individual blogs of Fyrnsidere and find the great diversity of gods we hold dear.