Pronunciation: Dee-seer
Old Norse: Idesa
The Disir are ancestral spirits of women of great power that often help the families they belong to. Many are of nearly goddess level although even a few living mortal women were counted amongst their number in ancient times. They were afforded worship in ancient times and in the Ynglinga Saga a feast held in their honour is described. The Disir often appear to members of their families to help or punish and are said to appear in dreams. The Idesa of one’s family may be called upon in some spell workings particularly those dealing with family matters. They are helpful with childbirth and also attend deaths.