Aegir: Aegir is the Scandinavian God of the sea. Sacrifices were made to appease him, asSailors believed that Aegir would drag men and ships down to his undersea hall. Aegir married Ran, the Goddess of storms, and ruler of the realm of the dead. Aegir was knownfor great banquets where he entertained the other Scandinavian Gods; it was during oneof these banquests that Loki killed him.Astrild: a Scandinavian Goddess of love.Balder: (aka Baldr, Baldur) is called the "Good God" in Scandinavian mythology. Baldur is the God of joy, light, beauty, innocence, purity, and reconciliation. His parents are Odinand Frigg. Much loved by the Gods as well as man, Baldur was friendly, wise andeloquent. He was not a very powerful God, but was certainly one of the most loved. Hiswife is Nanna, and their son is Forseti (Fosite in Teutonic lore), the God of justice.(Nanna's father is the giant and star-hero Ivalde) Saxo Grammaticus wrote of Baldr as awarrior who contested with Hödhr to win Nanna. Warned by several walkyrige, Hödhr gets a magic sword to kill Baldr, as well as an arm-ring to bring him wealth. He meets upwith several forest-maidens (the walkyrige) and convinces them to let him to taste themagical food they are preparing for Baldr. This food was the source of Baldr's strength. Now being of equal strength as Baldr, he defeated and mortally wounded him. In Saxo'sstory, Baldr has a dream where the Goddess Proserpine promises her love to him. Odhinnuses magic and trickery to get a son by Rindr, to get revenge on Hödhr. This son wascalled Bous, and he killed Hödhr, even though he was but one night old.The legends inthe Edda tell us that Loki hated everything that Baldur stood for and plotted his death.During this time, Baldur had a dream, which he confided to his mother, Frigg. Frigg thenwent around getting oaths from all things that they would not harm her son... all things,except the mistilteinn which was "too young" to give its oath; so no promise was securedfrom it. Once Frigga had insured her son's life, the rest of the Gods amused themselves by throwing things at Balder. Baldur was killed when Loki directed the hand of Baldur's blind (twin) brother, Hod, (Hödhr, Hother, Hoder) in throwing a mistilteinn dart (fig),which struck him in the heart. Nanna, died of a broken heart. Hod was killed by his andBaldur's half-brother, Vali, who was born to Odin and his mistress, the giant Rand, toavenge Baldur's death. Note: The legends say mistilteinn which was "pulled from theground", not mistletoe, which is a parasitic plant which grows on trees.Bragi: Bragi Boddason was a Scandinavian poet in the 9th century; but in later centuries,was made a 'God' by other poets. He is called the God of eloquence and poetry, and is the patron God of poets (skalds). Bragi has come to be thought of as a son of Odin and Frigg.He is married to the Scandinavian Goddess of eternal youth, Idun (Iduna). Bragi's tonguehad Runes carved on it and he is said to inspire poets by letting them drink of the mead of poetry. Oaths are sworn over the 'Bragarfull' ("Cup of Bragi"), and toasts are drunk fromit in honour of dead kings.Eir: means "mercy", is a Scandinavian Goddess of healing with herbs. Eir taught the useof healing herbs only to women, and was a handmaiden to Frigg.Elli: the Scandinavian Goddess of old age. She bested Thor in a wrestling match.