noun (often lowercase) (used with a plural verb) Scandinavian Mythology.
Origin of Vanir
Examples from the Web for vanir
What the Eddas say about it is simply this, that the sir made peace with the Vanir and exchanged hostages with them.The Heroes of Asgard|Annie Keary
Perhaps he was a little ashamed of the trick which he had played the Vanir.In The Days of Giants|Abbie Farwell Brown
"Hela has no arms to draw you to her," the Æsir and the Vanir cried to Baldur.
Odin hurled his spear amongst the messengers that came from the Vanir, and war came into the world.
He is of the race of the Vanir, but is yet worshipped as a god.The Story of Norway|Hjalmar H. Boyesen