"Van plural Vanir"
|Those deities whose abode was in Vanaheim, in contradistinction to the asas, who dwell in Asgard: Njord, Frey and Freyja. The vans waged war with the asas, but were afterwards, by virtue of a treaty, combined and made one with them. The vans were deities of the sea. Norse
|Brother of Odin and Vili. He was one of the three deities who took part in the creation of the world. Norse