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Aegir

Aegir

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Home Mythology Aegir Spotter's Guide

Your Field Guide to Spotting Aegir

Humans don't usually go looking for Aegir, because he's been known to swamp their boats and store their bodies in his hall if he's in a bad mood. That's not enough to keep the gods away, though, because Aegir throws awesome parties. In fact, you'll probably hear the raucous crowd and smell the mead long before you get near the Island of Hlér, home of Aegir and his wife and nine daughters. Some people say Aegir's a giant. If that's the case, you'll probably find him easily amongst the smaller Aesir he's hosting. If not, just look for the guy at the center of the partying crowd. He'll be making sure everybody's mead cup is full and that a good time is had by all.

Sex: Male
Age: Old enough to have nine daughters. You do the math.
Build: Possibly gigantic
Complexion: Tan from all that ocean sun
Hair Color: White or sea-foam green
Facial Hair: Very bearded, with a handlebar mustache
Scars/marks/tattoos: Nope
Jewelry and accessories: Many kettles, and gold so shiny it lights up his hall during feasts (saves him money on candles)
Clothing: As little as possible, the better to swim with
Armor: He's a partier, not a fighter.
Type of Weapon: He can stir up the waves if he's feeling testy.

Typical Companions

Servants Fimafeng and Eldir
Wife Rán
All the Aegir, who love to attend his parties

Known Hangouts

Dinner Parties
Dance Parties
Feasts
Under the Sea
In his hall on Hlér Island

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