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Name(s): Aegir "Old Man Sea"
Status: Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Rough Ocean Waves
Home Plane: Midgard
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Portfolio: Sea, Water, Storms
Worshipers: Sailors, Merchants, Cults (Any Alignment)
Clerical alignments: CE, NE, LE
Domains: Death, Destruction, Strength, Evil, Water
Favored Weapon: Ranseur

This family of Gods and Njord are of opposing philosophies. Njord seeks to protect sailors and has shipyards around his hall while they seek to drown the sailors and smash their ships. Aegir provides rough seas and storms to make widows ashore while Njord provides gentle breezes to fill the sails and speed the return of those husbands to their families. So it is unsurprising that Aegir and his wife, Ran, hold themselves apart from the Aesir and Vanir. Rather then living on Asgard, they reside on the mortal realm, at the bottom of the ocean.

Aegir's realm is the deep ocean, far from land, where navigation and fishing are difficult and full of danger. He appears as a fierce man with a long, gray beard and fingers like claws. He appears on the surface of the sea to destroy ships that fail to sacrifice to him, yet is well known for the bounty of the feasts he arranges for his fellow gods.

Ran, his wife and equal partner, drags drowning men down to her hall beneath the sea. She holds similar responsibilities to Freya and Hel in that regard, since the drowned do not go to Valhalla. Sessrumnir, or the underworld. Aegir and Ran have nine daughters, each of whom represents a different type of ocean wave.