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Aegir

Aegir, originally Ægir, is the ruler of the sea in Norse Mythology. He is a personification of the power of the ocean and its strength for good or ill in the affairs of men. In Norse poetry, the 'jaws of Aegir' were what sank ships at sea. He was also known for throwing massive parties for the gods. He is the husband of Ran.

Aegir is said to have had nine daughters (the billow maidens) (including Bylgia and Atla), and the names reflect the types of waves of the sea; they wore white robes and veils. He has more in common with the giants than the gods.

Aegir had two servants, Fimafeng[?] and Eldir[?].

Other spellings

  • Common Swedish form: Ägir
  • Common Danish form: Ægir
  • Also known as: Gımir



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