AEsir - Page 2


Ve - Ve, together with Odin and Vili, is the son of the primordial giants, Bor and Bestla. These three brothers created heaven and earth from the slain body of the primeval being, Ymir, and built the twelve realms. They also created Ask and Embla, the first pair of humans.

Vili - A brother of Odin and Ve.

Vidar - He is the son of Odin and the giantess Grid (Gridr). He is the God of silence and revenge, the second strongest of the gods.
At the destruction of the world, Odin will be killed by the wolf Fenrir, and Vidar will avenge his father by killing the wolf with his bare hands.

Höd - He is the son of Odin and Frigg.  Known as the blind God of darkness and winter. When the gods were amusing themselves by using his brother Balder as a target, Hod unintentionally killed him by throwing a fig (dart) made of mistletoe, the only object that could harm Balder. Hod was put to death for his involvement, by Vali, Odin's youngest son who was born for revenge.
However, after the destruction of the cosmos and a new world is built, Hod will be reborn.

Mirmir - Mimir is the wisest god of the Aesir and one of the two Gods sent as hostages to the Vanir. After the Vanir discovered they had been tricked by the Aesir, they hacked off Mimir's  head and send it back to the Aesir.
Odin took the head, and smeared it with a mixture of herbs, so that it would never decay, and then he placed powerful spells on it. The forces Odin called upon were so great that not only was the head was brought back to life, but it was also able to speak to him. From that moment on he routinely consulted the head which revealed many occult secrets to him.

Forseti - Forseti is the God of justice. He is the son of the God Balder and his mother is Nanna. Forseti rules in the beautiful palace known as "Glitnir", which serves as a court of justice and where all legal disputes are settled.

Aegir - Aegir is the Nordic God of the sea. His wife is the sea Goddess Ran with whom he has nine daughters. They are known as the "billow maidens" and they wore white robes and veils. His two faithful servants are "Eldir" and "Fimafeng". The latter was killed by the treacherous God Loki during a banquet the Gods held at Aegir's undersea hall near the island of Hler.

Ran - Ran is the Goddess of storms, and the wife of the sea God Aegir. She rules over the realm of the dead which is situated on the bottom of the ocean. She sinks ships and collects drowned sailors in her nets and takes them to her hall where she tenderly ministers them (since drowned persons neither go to Valhalla nor to Helheim).

Hel - Hel is the ruler of Helheim, the realm of the dead. She is the youngest child of the evil God Loki and the giantess Angrboda. Her hall in Helheim is called "Eljudnir", home of the dead. Her manservant is "Ganglati" and her maidservant is "Ganglot".




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