"Chairman", "Presiding one." One of the Norse gods, the son of Baldr and Nanna. In the Poetic Edda, his name is found only in Grímnismál, where Odin enumerates the abodes of the gods, saying that Forseti dwells in the hall Glitnir.

Snorri Sturluson numbers Forseti among the Æsir in Gylfaginning:

Forseti is the name of the son of Baldr and Nanna daughter of Nep: he has that hall in heaven which is called Glitnir. All that come to him with such quarrels as arise out of law-suits, all these return thence reconciled. That is the best seat of judgment among gods and men.

Forseti is present at the banquet the Æsir held during Ægir's visit, but does not otherwise appear in any of the myths.

A kenning for Baldr is Father of Forseti.



  • Grímnismál, 15.
  • Gylfaginning, 32.
  • Skáldskaparmál, 1, 5.