American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology The Norse gods.
- n. alternative spelling of Æsir.
- Old Norse, pl. of āss, god; see ansu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Here we see the first beings, and the first of the Aesir (interestingly, this may be the only place in Marvel where the gods are called the Aesir; they are virtually always called Asgardians by the Bullpen).”
“The Aesir are the sky gods of the Scandinavian Pagans, complemented by the Vanir, or the Earth/underworld gods, who control agriculture, death, and other Earthy things.”
“Aesir, which is rolling out models in Cyrillic and Chinese, generated buzz with its glitzy promotion in Moscow last week.”
“The main character, Freya – one of the Aesir (gods) – has her own problems to deal with in life and love, while many other characters, including Odin, an unusual dwarf, and a group of giants deal with their own subplots.”
““Frigg, Queen of the Aesir, wife of Odin the shape-shifter, look down from Asgard, where you sit before your wheel in Fensalir spinning golden thread.””
“Living far to the north, these sullen people rarely left their own land, then usually to war with the Aesir and the Vanir, killing and taking slaves.”
“We see Thor – the Thunder God – return and a really fun visit by Zaphod to the Aesir that we laughed our way through.”
“Maybe you have a situation where the not-Aesir and the not-Vanir are allied uncomfortably against a greater menace -- the not-Giants, we'll call them -- but the allied partners don't get along so well, and there are tensions and betrayals and pranks.”
“Heavens, before I was of the flaxen-haired Aesir, who dwelt in”
“Tell you what though, I can't wait to see the entire Aesir gunfight …”
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