The Asgardians were the collective gods worshiped by the people of the Norseland, Its territory includes Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. They presided in the realms of Asgard and Valhalla. Odin say, The giants of Frost, are the predecessors of the Norse gods, in the myth are offspring of the first giant frost Ymir.
Much like the Olympians, the Asgardian gods lived apart from their worshipers, with whom they often produced sometimes children known as demigods. Unlike the Olympians, who generally treated humans as pawns or resources, most of the Asgardians loved their worshippers and took their duties seriously.
Influenced by dreams, Hercules eventually traveled to the Norseland where he met Balder and learned that the Asgardians were susceptible to death, just as mortals. This makes them different from the Olympians who can only be killed using rare and powerful weapons (HTLJ "Norse By Norsevest").
Hercules was skeptical to learn that the Asgardians genuinely cared about their worshipers and was even more surprised to learn that the Norse people loved them back, because he was used to the rule of the Olympians that generally cared little for mortals, who in turn worshiped the Olympians out of fear or necessity.
As one Asgardian worshiper put it, both the pantheon and the mortals needed each other, because otherwise, they were left with the dark and the cold.
Odin set the Valkyries to be his heralds and carry the souls of dead warriors to Valhalla. They were a powerful force for good in the Norseland, until the coldhearted Xena arrived and wrecked havoc on Odin's heart and imprisoned Grinhilda.("The Rheingold")
Powers and Abilities
The Asgardians seem to possess many of the same superhuman Powers and Abilities of the Olympian gods, but at unknown levels. These powers include at least enchanted life-spans, regeneration, flight, the ability to become invisible to the human eye, telekinesis, superhuman strength, stamina, heightened senses and speed. Asgardians have the mystical ability to teleport, but prefer traveling from Earth to Asgard via the Rainbow Bridge. They also also had the ability to change their physical appearance and to manipulate matter and the elements of nature on a level equal to the Olympic gods and to tap into mystical energies for various spells and abilities.
However, they are not totally immortals and they are susceptible to death, maybe the reason is because the Norse gods, in part are giants, they are descendants, direct or indirect of the giants frosts.
The full limitations of the Asgardians are unrevealed. Just as the Sumerian gods, they were limited to eating and drinking wine created from the Apples of Immortality to sustain their immortality and existence.
- HTLJ: "Norse By Norsevest
- HTLJ: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge"
- XWP: "The Rheingold"
- XWP: "The Ring"
- XWP: "Return of the Valkyrie"
- beautiful hair. Wife of Thor.
- Eir: Goddess of Magical Healing, Medical Skills, and daughter of Frigg and Odin.
- Nanna: Goddess of Joy and Peace.
- Idunn: Goddess of Spring, Eternal Youth and the Keeper of the Apples.
- Bil: Goddess of the Moon.
- Sága: Goddess of Prophecy and Wisdom.
- Fulla: Servant of Frigga
- Gefjun: Goddess of Maidens, Ploughing and Daughter of Odin and Frigg.
- Sjöfn: Goddess of Love.
- Gná: Goddess of Fullness
- Hlín: Servant of Frigga
- Irpa: Goddess of Earth
- Lofn: Goddess of Love and Comfort.
- Rán: Goddess of the Sea.
- Snotra: Goddess of Wisdom.
- Sól: Goddess of the Sun.
- Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr:
- Vár: Goddess of Oaths, Promises, Marriage and Contracts.
- Vör: Goddess of Wisdom.
- Nott: Goddess of Night. Wife of Delling.
- Nine Billow Maidens:
- Himinglæva - That through which one can see the heavens (a reference to the transparency of water).
- Dúfa - The Pitching One.
- Blóðughadda - Bloody-Hair (a reference to red sea foam).
- Hefring (or Hevring) - Riser.
- Uðr (or Unn) - Frothing Wave.
- Hrönn - Welling Wave.
- Bylgja - Billow.
- Dröfn - Foam-Fleck (or "Comber" according to Faulkes).
- Kólga - Cool Wave.