In Norse mythology, the Æsir–Vanir War was a war that occurred between the Æsir and the Vanir, two groups of gods.The war ultimately resulted in the unification of the two tribes into a single tribe of gods. The Aesir-Vanir War, also called The First Great War or The Long War, was a war fought between the Aesir and Vanir Gods many years before the events of the God of War Series. This continued until the dwarfs Fjalar and Galar killed Kvasir and drained him of his blood. The modern race known as the Asgardians is actually a blend of the Aesir and the Vanir.. The Vanir hostages were treated well in Asgard, who appointed Njord and Freyr as honoured priests and Freya as a priestess, charged with teaching her hosts the common magic of her land. The Aesir refused, and war broke out between the two races of gods. History Preface. The end of the discussion was that the Aesir and Vanir swore to live side by side in peace, and agreed to exchange leaders as proof of their intentions. The war of Aesir and the Vanir, lasted for 10 years, before the Aesir agreed to the Vanir’s terms. The Vanir demanded reparation from the Aesir for the torture of Gullveig: the Vanir wanted the same status and privilege as the Aesir. The difference appears to be determined by a common Indo-european division between celestial and cthonic deities, as shown long ago by the great mythologist Georges Dumezil. So two leading Vanir, Njord and his son Freyr, made their way to Asgard. Like the Æsir, the Vanir believe in appearance and are not a dirty people. The Aesir-Vanir War may not be the most well-known event in Norse mythology, but it proved to be one of the most important. The First God, Buri, bore three sons called Bor, Mimir, and Njord.Bor and his sons Odin, Ve and Vili founded the race known as the Aesir, while Njord left, sired the Vanir and founded Vanaheim. In Norse mythology, the Æsir–Vanir War was a conflict between two groups of deities that ultimately resulted in the unification of the Æsir and the Vanir into a single pantheon.The war is an important event in Norse mythology, and the implications for the potential historicity surrounding accounts of the war are a matter of scholarly debate and discourse. Their red beards and manes are often braided and groomed. The Vanir (Old Norse Vanir, pronounced “VAN-ir”) are one of the two principal tribes of deities featured in Norse mythology. The Vanir, often known as the "Wise Gods of Old" were a proud people. Origin. The Vanir sent Freya, her brother Freyr and their father Njord to go and live with their enemies and the Aesir send Hoenir and Mimir. The war is an important event in Norse mythology, and the implications for the potential historicity surrounding accounts of the war are a matter of scholarly debate and discourse. The war and its results would shape the way the Norse people viewed their gods and, perhaps, give historians a glimpse into how they developed. They make combs from antlers and many carry small tools with them to clean their fingernails and ears. The Aesir-Vanir War. The Vanir bathe often and use saunas for health reasons. According to both the Völuspá and Ynglinga Saga, the two clans once fought a long, drawn-out war before calling a truce and ending their hostilities. In Norse mythology, the Æsir-Vanir War was a conflict between two groups of deities that ultimately resulted in the unification of the Æsir and the Vanir into a single pantheon. The War Between the Aesir and Vanir Gods Njord’s daughter, Freyja, journeyed with them, and so did Kvasir, wisest of the Vanir. Several key writings discuss the relationships between the Vanir and the Aesir. 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