A wise Aesir, possibly the son of Bolthorn. In some myths he is a god and in others a giant. He was sent as a hostage along with Hoenir by the
Aesir to the Vanir after their war. The Vanir became mad, cut his head off and sent it back to the
Aesir. Odin however, smeared the severed head with herbs and recited a charm over it. This preserved the head and restored its power of speech. Odin placed it next to
Mimir's Well where he could seek wisdom from it.
See also Kvasir
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