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.
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How to use Vanir in a sentence
At the world's dissolution, he will return to the wise Vanir.
Who is this of the Alfar's, or of the Æsir's sons, or of the wise Vanir's?
But the Vanir gave him as hostage to the Æsir, receiving from them in his stead Hoenir.
By this means was peace re-established between the Æsir and Vanir.
The deities with which we have just been dealing were collectively known as Vanir.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for Vanir
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
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