Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Germanic Religion And Mythology, Minor Aesir

A number of minor deities are also ranked among the Aesir. The god Heimdall (Heimdal[l]r) is particularly interesting, but rather enigmatic. His antagonism with Loki, with whom he struggles for the possession of the Br�singamen necklace, results in their killing each other in the Ragnar�k, according to Snorri. Heimdall is of mysterious origin: he is the son of nine mothers,

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