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Aesir

(ĕ`sər): see Germanic religionGermanic religion,
pre-Christian religious practices among the tribes of Western Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia. The main sources for our knowledge are the Germania of Tacitus and the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda.
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Aesir

the Teutonic pantheon. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 17]
See: God
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Rey de los dioses nordicos, dios de la poesia, la batalla y la muerte; lider de los Aesir, tambien conocido como <<el Padre de Todos>>, <<el Terrible>> y el <<Padre de la Batalla>>.
In the final level of Max Payne, for example, the hero must fight his way up from the ground floor of the Aesir Corporation building to the top, while in the final level of Half-Life 2 the player's character is on a mission to destroy the "dark-energy reactor" at the top of the Combine's great skyscraper Citadel.
The goose-stepping, uniformed Nazis felt themselves elevated to the Germanic mythological Asgaard; every cowering butcher, salesman, and teacher hearing the magic voice of the Fuhrer could imagine himself transformed into a demi-god of the Aesir.
The Aesir placed Ymir's body like a lid over Ginnungagap, creating the world.
Fearing Fenrir's strength and knowing that only evil could be expected of him, the AEsir bound him with a magical chain made of the sound of a cat's footsteps, the beard of a woman, the breath of fish, and the spittle of a bird.
26) In response to Gylfi's inquiries about the marvelous adventures of the Aesir, one of the gods proceeds to narrate the experiences of Thor and Loki on the way to Utgard, the hall of the giants.
For the chief deities of Scandinavian mythology, see Aesir and Vanir.
Three years after the events of Runemarks, Maddy Smith, one of Thor's twin daughters, is more powerful than the fallen gods of the Aesir and Vanir, thanks to the runemark on her hand.
Aesir Metals LLC, Struthers, Ohio, announced it has completed a job casting a submersible component for the chemical industry in 316 stainless steel via the lost foam process.
Indirect evidence, and a comparison with the alfar of Old Norse tradition, imply that early Anglo-Saxons or their ancestors may have thought of aelfe as otherworldly non-monstrous, good-natured, beautiful, human-like beings, related to mankind similarly to heathen gods--Norse aesir or Anglo-Saxon ese (Grimm 443, 448; Hall 31, 35, 66-7).
aeSir Gary' stoked an old fire by saying on his arrival that Gavaskar was the greatest batsman he has ever seen.