Aesir


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial.
Related to Aesir: Vanir

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Aesir

the Teutonic pantheon. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 17]
See: God
References in periodicals archive ?
The Aesir admire facing death bravely and prefer thus to live by their highest value rather than save life itself.
"We tried to design our mobile phone like you would a chair, boiling it down to the essence of what it should be," says Thomas ME[sup.1]ller Jensen, Aesir's founder.
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.
"Having the British Army demonstrating ISR Systems' and AESIR's technologies gives us an opportunity to show how we can provide innovative and cost effective solutions in support of reach-forward surveillance for armed forces and civilian authorities," said Sam Macleod, managing director for Goodrich ISR Systems in Malvern, UK.
Determined to avenge his family, Max teams up with Natasha's less trashy, more trigger-happy sister, Mona Sax (Mila Kunis, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall") and seeks sympathetic advice from ex-cop BB Hensley (Beau Bridges), now a top exec at Aesir, the major pharmaceutical company where Michelle used to work.
Now based in Fresno, California, Bair is continuing work on her internet manga series ''Aesir Corp.'' She said the challenges of working professionally in the manga business are not limited to women.
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 individual German lost his separate self within the "dragon." Such collective regression to a former developmental phase which is the pure participant goal of man but is impossible to realize, both on the personal and on the group level, was thus dragged down to reality by pagan rites.
When the number of rime giants increased, a terrible battle broke out with all of the gods, or Aesir, who were descendants of Bure.
In his view it was not Coifi who attacked the shrine at Goodmanham but Bishop Paulinus; the name Coifi is both a by-name of Woden and a reference to the bishop's hood; the whole story alludes to the cult-war of the AEsir and the Vanir.
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.
Perhaps the best known, and for my purposes the most apposite, of Snorri Sturluson's collected stories is the narrative of Thor's adventures towards the end of the Gylfaginning.(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.