Norse Mythology (Stories) Characters

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Odin

Odin is the leader of the gods of Asgard. He is the son of the giants Bor and Bestla. In order to gain wisdom and the magic powers of runes, he performed a blood ritual on himself while suspended from Yggdrasil, the world tree. He later sacrificed his eye to a god named Mimir in exchange for great wisdom. Odin’s hall is called Hlidskjalf, and from his throne, he can view any part of any realm. He is the leader of the Aesir, the gods of Asgard. It is said that those who die in battle join Odin in the Asgard hall of Valhalla in the afterlife. He is called the “all-father” because he breathed life into the first humans created by the gods.

Thor

Thor is the son of Odin. Although Thor is rather dim-witted, he is incredibly strong and powerful. He wields the hammer Mjolnir...

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