Vanir

Vanir

[vah-nir]
noun (often lowercase) (used with a plural verb) Scandinavian Mythology.
a race of gods, first in conflict with the Aesir, later allied with them. They function as fertility divinities and include Njord, Frey, and Freyja.

Origin:
< Old Norse, probably from the same root as vinr friend, Latin Venus Venus, Sanskrit vánas desire

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Vanir (ˈvɑːnɪə)
 
n
Norse myth a race of ancient gods often locked in struggle with the Aesir. The most notable of them are Njord and his children Frey and Freya
 
[from Old Norse Vanr, a fertility god]

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