Special Sub-Topic: Lesser Known Members of the Aesir
|Vidar is the son of Odin and whom?|
Grid. Grid also appears in a legend of Thor. Loki had tricked Thor into visiting a giant's castle without his magic belt or hammer. They stopped to rest at the home of the giantess Grid. Grid told Thor about the plot, and gave him her magic belt, iron gloves and magic staff to defend himself.
|What is Vidar the god of?|
vengeance. Vidar is called the god of vengeance. He avenged his father Odin's death at Ragnarok, by killing the wolf Fenrir.
|How did Vidar kill the Fenris Wolf after it had eaten his father, Odin, at the battle of Ragnarok?|
He stepped on its bottom jaw with his boot , grasped its upper jaw, and pulled its mouth apart.. Then he stabbed it in the heart with his sword. Vidar's thick boot was made of all the scraps of leather from the toe or heel that were thrown out when shoes were made. Because of this, if you wanted to help the gods at Ragnarok, you would throw these pieces away when you made boots. Vidar was one of the Aesir who survived Ragnarok.
|Which day of the week is named after Tyr?|
Tuesday. This day seems to be named for gods of war. In French, Spanish, and Italian, this day of the week is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.
|What is Tyr the god of?|
War. Brave men going into battle prayed to Tyr, so that he would help them achieve victory.
|When the Aesir tried to bind the wolf Fenrir with the cord Gleipnir, it demanded that one of them put his hand in its mouth, as a gesture of good faith. Tyr came up and put his hand in the wolf's mouth. Which hand was this?|
right. After the wolf learned it had been tricked, it bit off Tyr's hand.
|Who was Bragi's wife?|
Iduna. Iduna was the Goddess of Imortality, as she kept the golden apples that prevented the gods from aging. Every time one of the Aesir started to age, he/she ate one of the apples, and was rejuvenated.
|What is Bragi said to be the God of?|
Poetry. Bragi was revered for his wisdom, eloquence, and ability to recite and compose poetry.
|What was peculiar about Bragi's tongue?|
There were runes cut into it. Runes were used as the letters of the alphabet, but many also had their own special meaning.
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