Aesir



the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard.
Historical Examples

Hyndluljod says there were twelve (“there were eleven Aesir when Baldr went down into the howe”).
The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday

“We live,” grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra’s half-frozen feet.
Gods of the North Robert E. Howard

All the above deities, together with a number of others less important, form a regularly organised community, like the Aesir.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

The Vanir then made common cause with the Aesir and were worshipped like them.
The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen

The Aesir joined him on the way, and they made, together, something like a wedding procession.
Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry

In spite of their origin, Frey and Freyja become to all intents and purposes Aesir.
The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday

It is ill with the Aesir, it is ill with the Elves; hast thou hidden the Thunderer’s hammer?
The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday

The god, now ready to resign the empire of the world and prepared for the ending of the Aesir, awaits the hero’s coming.
Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas W. J. Henderson

The last despairing appeal of Waltraute for the Aesir meets with an answer which fully exhibits the change wrought in Brnnhilde.
Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas W. J. Henderson

plural noun
the chief gods of Norse mythology dwelling in Asgard
n.

chief gods of Scandinavian religion, from Old Norse plural of ass “god,” related to Old English os, Gothic ans “god” (see Asgard).

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