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Aegir

(pronounced E-Jir)
God of the Oceans
Pantheon
Asgardian
Quick Descriptions:
Aegir is a muscular giant with white hair and a long white beard, holding aspear.
Aegir's "temple" is a simple wooden building not far from the water, and not much different from other Asgardian buildings. The walls are made up of oak logs, with a plank door and thatch roofing. The interior is sparsely decorated and not lavish. The room is lit by a large stone fire pit in the center of the room. You can see a table used for gutting fish, nets hanging from the ceiling and other fishing equipment against the far wall. The walls are adorned with carvings of various sea animals and fish.
The priest of Aegir has a stern look about his face. He has a long beard, braided at the bottom and wears a simple brown cloak, with red smudges and splotches on it (probably from gutting a fresh catch). He smells of raw fish.
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Aegir
Aegir is the god of the sea in Norse mythology. He was both worshipped and feared by sailors, for they believed that Aegir would occasionally appear on the surface to take ships, men and cargo alike, with him to his hall at the bottom of the ocean. Sacrifices were made to appease him, particularly prisoners before setting sail.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Aegir's clergy teach that those hoping for safe voyages across the sea must appease Aegir. Those that fail to honor Aegir, are often targeted by the clergy ... and woe to the captain that brags about a long voyage without satisfying the stormy god.

Temples

Temples of Aegir are often poor, typically frequented by sailors and fishermen.

Dogma

Those hoping for safe voyages across the sea must appease Aegir. Fishers, sailors captains, and all those wishing to sail out of sight of shore - Pray to Aegiir! Pray for safety! Pray or earn his wrath!

Appearance, Manifestations

Aegir is a giant with white hair and a long beard, and is well skilled in the arts of magic. He is often depicted holding a spear or great club. He looks very similar to the Greek god Poseidon.

Relationships & History

Aegir is married to Ran, the sea goddess. He is father to nine daughters, the waves, whose names are poetic terms for different characteristics of ocean waves: Himinglæva (that through which one can see the heavens, the transparency of water), Dúfa (the pitching one), Blóðughadda (bloody-hair, red sea foam), Hefring (riser), Uðr or Unn (frothing wave), Hrönn (welling Wave), Bylgja (billow), Dröfn (foam-fleck or "Comber"), Kólga (cool wave).

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The Symbol of Aegir - Rough ocean waves
Symbol: Rough ocean waves
God Alignment: NE
Worshipers Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domain:
Death, Destruction, Evil, Strength, Water
Portfolio:
Sea, storms
Worshipers:
Sailors, anyone traveling by sea
Plane: Ysgard
Alternative: Midgard
Weapon: Great club