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The Norse Myths Characters & Character Analysis

Kevin Crossley-Holland
This Study Guide consists of approximately 39 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Norse Myths.
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Important People

Odin

Odin is a member of the Aesir. He, along with his brothers Vili and Ve, construct the nine worlds from the body of Ymir. Odin is the head of the gods and holds the high seat from which he can view the happenings of the world. Odin gave one eye to learn the wisdom of Mimir's Well and hung himself from Yggdrasill in order to learn the secrets of the runes and gain more wisdom. Odin chooses the warriors that are slain in battle to gather in his great hall, Valhalla, where they await the battle of Ragnarok. Odin is married to Frigg, but several of the myths mention that he has relationships with other women and goddesses. Odin rides the eight-legged Sleipnir and will face the wolf Fenrir at Ragnarok. Both of these beasts are Loki's children. Odin spends his days interfering in the lives of...

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