Mother of Vanaheim

Welcome to Nerthus’s Shrine!

NerthusbyMarisPaiWelcome to the shrine of Nerthus, the Earth Mother Goddess of the Norse Vanir Gods. Lady of trees and sacred bogs, Lady of the fertile earth plowed up to give us food, Lady who is always veiled, and whose face is death to look upon, we hail you here.

If you have any prayers, poetry, or artwork that you would like to donate to Nerthus's shrine, email me.

Artwork by Maris Pai.

This shrine sponsored by Geordie Ingerson.

book coverBoar, Birch & Bog: Prayers to Nerthus by Nicanthiel Hrafnhild

This devotional to the often-overlooked Vanic Goddess is an attempt to revive the ancient worship of Nerthus through the experiences of the author, by providing glimpses of Her through original poetry, mythological stories and rituals designed to bring the reader closer to this most awe-full deity. Available from

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First, I do not practice any form of Native American spirituality. My practice is derived from my understanding of ancient northern Eurasian practices. Second, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of any Asatru or Heathen group. I do not identify as Asatru or Heathen. I am a northern-tradition Pagan, which is a religious tradition that is reconstructionist-derived, rather than a reconstructionist religious tradition such as Asatru and/or Heathenry. The views espoused in these pages may or may not reflect the views of most Asatru and/or Heathen people or religious groups. They are derived from the personal gnosis of myself and other people whom I trust and respect. I do not claim that they are provable by academic sources, nor that they are anything other than what I say they are. Read at your own risk.