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Aesir were a group of mythological beings who were worshiped by the Norsemen in pre-Christian times as gods and are still worshiped today by a few remaining groups of Pagans. Odin is the leader; he and his horse Sleipnir are the only members that have as yet been encountered. Many members of this groups are Children of Oberon (or of Mab, in the distant past), but not all of them. [1]

Real World Background

The Aesir are the gods of Norse mythology, or, more accurately, one of two branches of the gods, the other being the Vanir. The Aesir are primarily war-gods, while the Vanir are fertility-gods. Odin, Thor, and most of the other noteworthy Norse deities are of the Aesir, the only significant members of the Vanir being Njord and his children Frey and Freya. They live in the remote citadel of Asgard, which can only be reached by Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge. The Aesir are powerful, but not immortal; it was foretold that at Ragnarok, almost all of them would be destroyed by their enemies the frost giants and the monsters allied with them, such as the Fenris-wolf and the Midgard Serpent. A few would survive, however, to rebuild the world. (According to Greg Weisman, some form of Ragnarok has already taken place in the Gargoyles Universe, in which many of the Aesir were slain, though clearly not Odin himself.)

See also

  • Aesir at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia