List of Anglo-Saxon deities
Anglo-Saxon deities refers to the gods and goddesses worshipped in the religion of Anglo-Saxon paganism, by the Anglo-Saxons, a group of Germanic tribes (the Angles, Saxons and Jutes) who settled in England in the 5th century. Here is a list of deities, in alphabetical order:
|Anglo-Saxon||Old High German||Norse||Characteristics & Associations||Attestations|
|Bældæg||Balder||Baldr||god of light, truth, love, peace, and forgiveness|
|Ēostre||*Ôstarâ (putative)||none||disputed: probably goddess of the dawn||Easter; Bede's De Temporum Ratione|
|Erce||*Nerþuz||likely Jörð||goddess of the earth/the earth itself||Tacitus's De Origine et situ Germanorum|
|Frige||Frija||Frigg and, possibly, Freyja||Friday|
|Hretha||none||none||disputed: possibly goddess of the earth||Bede's De Temporum Ratione|
|Mōna||Māne||Máni||god of the moon||Monday|
|Ing; possibly Frea||Yngvi-Freyr||Old English Runic Poem|
|Seaxnēat||Saxnôte||none||presumed founder of the Saxon tribe|
|Sunne||Sigel||Sól||goddess of the sun||Sunday|
|Þunor||Donar||Þórr||god of the sky and thunder||Thursday|
|Tīw||Zîu||Týr||god of war||Tuesday|
|Wōden||Wuotan||Óðinn||leader of the gods||Wednesday
Nine Herbs Charm
|Wuldor||*Wulþuz||Ullr||not actually used as the name of any pagan deity in Old English sources; means "glory"; was often used in later times as a name for the Christian God|
- Bede. De Temporum Ratione 15. translated by Faith Wallis. "Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month", and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance."
- Tacitus, Publius Cornelius. De Origine et situ Germanorum. translated by A.R. Birley. "There is nothing especially noteworthy about these states individually, but they are distinguished by a common worship of Nerthus, that is, Mother Earth, and believes that she intervenes in human affairs and rides through their peoples."
- Bede. De Temporum Ratione 15. translated by Faith Wallis. "... Hrethmonath is named for their goddess Hretha, to whom they sacrificed at this time."