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Aegir

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Aegir's the guy the gods look to for a rollicking good time. He's renowned for his awesome parties—parties so big that Aegir needs a cauldron a mile wide just to hold all the mead. Everybody's willing to go way out of their way to Aegir's hall on the Island of Hlér, twelve miles out to sea, to get to them. He's so well-known as a party-planner that it's sometimes hard to remember that he's also a sea god (in fact, his name actually means "sea" in Old Icelandic). He's also (maybe, possibly) a giant—his origins are a little murky. Kind of like the sea when he opts to stir it up into a frenzy.

Basic Information

Name

Aegir

Nickname

Gymir (Lokasenna) and Hlér (Skáldskaparmal); The Host with the Most; The Sea God

Sex

Male

Current city

Hlér's Isle

Work & Education

Occupation

God of the Sea, King of the Sea Creatures, Party Planner

Education

Asgard School of Sorcery

Beliefs

Political views

Life's a party

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Fornjot (father)

Siblings

Kari, ruler of the wind; Logi, ruler of fire

Children

Nine beautiful daughters: Himinglaeva, Dúfa, Blóðughadda, Hefring, Uðr, Hrönn, Bylgja, Dröfn, and Kólga

Friends

All the Aesir—Everybody wants to be my friend so they can get invites to my awesome parties.

Enemies

Loki, who killed my servant

Relationships

Relationship status

Rán, a sea-goddess

Interested in

Good Hostesses

Favorites

TV Shows

Come Dine With Me 
Party Mamas 
Jersey Shore 

Quotations

"One does not leave a convivial party before closing time."
– Winston Churchill

"I'm coming up, so you better get this party started."
– Pink

"Let's paint the town, we'll shut it down / Let's burn the roof, and then we'll do it again."
– Black Eyed Peas

"At a dinner party, one should eat wisely, but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."
– Somerset Maugham

Books

Candide by Voltaire 
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 
On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
Howl by Alan Ginsberg 
"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick 
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 
Party Like a Rock Star by Jes Gordon 

Music

I Gotta Feeling by the Black-Eyed Peas 
Get the Party Started by Pink 
I Like It by Enrique Iglesias 
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry 
Tubthumping by Chumbawumba
Rude Boy by Rihanna 
Friday I'm in Love by The Cure 
Saturday Night by the Bay City Rollers 

Movies

Can't Hardly Wait 
The Hangover 
Old School 
Hot Tub Time Machine 
Superbad 
Get Him to the Greek 
Cocktail 
Saturday Night Fever 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Parties
Good Food and Drink
The Sea
Unusual Baby Names

Interests

Oceanography
Marine Biology
Event Planning
Culinary Arts
Home Brewing
Interior Decorating

Groups

Hosts with the Most
Sea Gods
Event Planners Association 
National Kitchen and Bath Association 
World Ocean Council 

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