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Elder Edda Characters

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Aesir

Aesir are the Norse gods, more particularly, the race of sky gods who first fought and then joined the Vanir gods of fertility and the earth. They lived in Asgard, home of the gods, reached by a rainbow bridge. The Aesir include Odin (ruler of the gods), Balder, Frigg, Tyr, and Thor.

Agnar

1. The son of King Hunding and the brother of King Geirrod. Patronized by the goddess Frigg, he still lost his place to his younger brother and lived as an outcast. 2. The son of King Geirrod who brought Odin a horn of wine when his father was torturing the disguised god between two fires. Odin rewarded Agnar with a successful reign.

All-Father

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Alvis

In the poem The Lay of Alvis, Alvis the dwarf attempts to steal the god Thor's daughter away to marry her as the price of Thor's great hammer, Mjollnir. Thor, however...

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