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[[Category:Gods and Goddesses]][[Category:Asgard]][[Image:heimdall.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Asgard Geneticist Heimdall]]
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[[Category:Gods and Goddesses]][[Category:Asgard]][[Category:Genetics]][[Image:heimdall.jpg|thumb|170px|left|Asgard Geneticist Heimdall]]
 
==Earth Culture of Origin==
 
==Earth Culture of Origin==
 
Old Norse
 
Old Norse
  
 
==Alternate Names / Spellings==
 
==Alternate Names / Spellings==
Heimdallr
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Heimdallr, Rig, has many attributes identical to Tyr
  
 
==Presides Over==
 
==Presides Over==
 
Heimdall is the god of light.
 
Heimdall is the god of light.
 
==Personal Symbols==
 
  
 
==Earth Mythological References==
 
==Earth Mythological References==
The son of nine mothers (variously given as the daughters of Geirrendour the Giant or of Aegir), he is said to have been born at the end of the world and raised by the force of the earth, seawater and the blood of a boar. Because of his shining, golden teeth he is also called Gullintani ("gold tooth"). His hall is Himinbjorg, The Cliffs of Heaven, and his horse is Gulltop. Heimdall carries the horn Gjallar.  
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Born at the end of the world, Heimdall is said to be the son of nine mothers (the daughters of Geirrendour the Giant or of Aegir).  Legend says he was raised by the force of the earth, seawater and the blood of a boar. He is called Gullintani, meaning "gold tooth", because of his shining, golden teeth. His hall is Himinbjorg, The Cliffs of Heaven, and his horse is Gulltop. Heimdall carries the horn Gjallar.  
  
He is the watchman of the gods and guards Bifrost, the only entrance to Asgard, the realm of the gods. It is Heimdall's duty to prevent the giants from forcing their way into Asgard. He requires less sleep than a bird and can see a hundred miles around him, by night as well as by day. His hearing is so accurate that no sound escapes him: he can even hear the grass grow or the wool on a sheep's back. At the final conflict of Ragnarok he will kill his age-old enemy, the evil god Loki, but will die himself from his wounds.  
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He is the watchman of the gods and guards Bifrost, the only entrance to Asgard (the realm of the gods). Further, Heimdall's duty is to prevent the giants from forcing their way into Asgard. Heimdall can see for a hundred miles around him, by night as well as by day, and his hearing is so accurate no sound escapes him. At the final conflict of Ragnarok he will kill his ancient enemy, the evil god Loki, but will himself die of his wounds.  
  
As the god Rig ("ruler"), Heimdall created the three races of mankind: the serfs, the peasants, and the warriors. It is interesting to note why Heimdall fathered them, and not Odin as might be expected. Furthermore, Heimdall is in many attributes identical with Tyr.
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It is purported that Heimdall created the three races of mankind: the serfs, the peasants, and the warriors.
  
 
==Stargate References==
 
==Stargate References==
In "Revelations", the Asgard Freyr seeks the help of SG-1 to rescue a stranded Asgard scientist (Heimdall) and retrieve his research crucial to the survival of the Asgard.  Thor is reported to have been killed while defending a protected planet from Osiris, and with the battle with the Replicators raging, the Asgard cannot spare anyone to see to this rescue.  SG-1, equipped with a Goa'uld cargo vessel, agree to mount the rescue mission to this remote Asgard facility.  
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The Asgard Freyr sought the help of SG-1 to rescue a stranded Asgard scientist, Heimdall, and retrieve his research crucial to the survival of the Asgard.  Thor was reported to have been killed while defending a protected planet from Osiris, and with the battle with the Replicators raging, the Asgard couldn't spare anyone to see to this rescue.  SG-1, equipped with a Goa'uld cargo vessel, agree to mount the rescue mission to this remote Asgard facility. (5.22 "Revelations")
 
 
 
 
CARTER<br>
 
Where are we exactly?
 
 
 
HEIMDALL<br>
 
Several hundred meters beneath the surface of the planet.
 
 
 
CARTER<br>
 
Of course we'd have to be. The surface is uninhabitable.
 
 
 
TEAL’C<br>
 
The Goa'uld are unaware of your presence here.
 
 
 
HEIMDALL<br>
 
I have been monitoring their communications. They know the laboratory is somewhere on this planet but as yet, they have been unable to pinpoint its location.
 
 
 
O’NEILL<br>
 
Well, why don't we get out of here before they find out?
 
 
 
HEIMDALL<br>
 
I am afraid we cannot leave.
 
 
 
CARTER<br>
 
Why not?
 
  
HEIMDALL<br>
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Heimdall enlisted the help of SG-1 to also rescue Thor who had actually been captured by Osiris and was being tortured for information pertaining to Asgard technology by Anubis. Fortunately, SG-1 helped to rescue Thor, Heimdall, and their research into their race's cloning problem. (5.22 "Revelations")
First we must rescue Thor.
 
  
 
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Five years later, the Asgard committed mass suicide when they determined that their thousands of years of cloning had doomed them to a debilitating and deadly disease. They gifted their knowledge and technology to the SGC, declaring them as "The Fifth Race" (the other four were the Ancients, Nox, Furlings, and Asgard). (10.20 "Unending")
Heimdall enlists the help of SG-1 to also rescue Thor who had actually been captured by Osiris and is being tortured for information pertaining to Asgard technology by Anubis. (5.22 Revelations)
 
  
 
==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
  
 
* [[5.22 "Revelations" Episode Guide|5.22 "Revelations"]]
 
* [[5.22 "Revelations" Episode Guide|5.22 "Revelations"]]
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* [[10.20 "Unending" Episode Guide|10.20 "Unending"]]
  
 
==Related Characters==
 
==Related Characters==
Freyr<br>
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Thor<br>
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* [[Anubis]]
O'Neill<br>
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* [[Freyr]]
Carter<br>
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* [[Osiris]]
Teal'c
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* [[Thor]]
  
 
==Related Articles==
 
==Related Articles==
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* [[Ancients]]
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* [[Asgard]]
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* [[Cargo Ship]]
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* [[Cloning]]
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* [[Furlings]]
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* [[Goa'uld]]
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* [[Nox]]
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* [[Replicators]]
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* [[SG-1]]
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* [[Stargate Command (SGC)]]
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/heimdall.html
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* http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/heimdall.html
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* http://todd.reimer.com/norse/myth.html
  
 
==Actor==
 
==Actor==
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--Article started by: [[User:DeeKayP|DeeKayP]] 19:56, 16 Aug 2004 (PDT)<br/>
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--[[User:DeeKayP|DeeKayP]] 19:56, 16 Aug 2004 (PDT)<br/>
--Article completed by: [[User:Mellenbal|Mellenbal]] 22:41, 26 Sep 2004
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--[[User:Mellenbal|Mellenbal]] 22:41, 26 Sep 2004

Latest revision as of 17:13, 31 December 2007

Asgard Geneticist Heimdall

Earth Culture of Origin

Old Norse

Alternate Names / Spellings

Heimdallr, Rig, has many attributes identical to Tyr

Presides Over

Heimdall is the god of light.

Earth Mythological References

Born at the end of the world, Heimdall is said to be the son of nine mothers (the daughters of Geirrendour the Giant or of Aegir). Legend says he was raised by the force of the earth, seawater and the blood of a boar. He is called Gullintani, meaning "gold tooth", because of his shining, golden teeth. His hall is Himinbjorg, The Cliffs of Heaven, and his horse is Gulltop. Heimdall carries the horn Gjallar.

He is the watchman of the gods and guards Bifrost, the only entrance to Asgard (the realm of the gods). Further, Heimdall's duty is to prevent the giants from forcing their way into Asgard. Heimdall can see for a hundred miles around him, by night as well as by day, and his hearing is so accurate no sound escapes him. At the final conflict of Ragnarok he will kill his ancient enemy, the evil god Loki, but will himself die of his wounds.

It is purported that Heimdall created the three races of mankind: the serfs, the peasants, and the warriors.

Stargate References

The Asgard Freyr sought the help of SG-1 to rescue a stranded Asgard scientist, Heimdall, and retrieve his research crucial to the survival of the Asgard. Thor was reported to have been killed while defending a protected planet from Osiris, and with the battle with the Replicators raging, the Asgard couldn't spare anyone to see to this rescue. SG-1, equipped with a Goa'uld cargo vessel, agree to mount the rescue mission to this remote Asgard facility. (5.22 "Revelations")

Heimdall enlisted the help of SG-1 to also rescue Thor who had actually been captured by Osiris and was being tortured for information pertaining to Asgard technology by Anubis. Fortunately, SG-1 helped to rescue Thor, Heimdall, and their research into their race's cloning problem. (5.22 "Revelations")

Five years later, the Asgard committed mass suicide when they determined that their thousands of years of cloning had doomed them to a debilitating and deadly disease. They gifted their knowledge and technology to the SGC, declaring them as "The Fifth Race" (the other four were the Ancients, Nox, Furlings, and Asgard). (10.20 "Unending")

Episodes

Related Characters

Related Articles

Further Reading

Actor


--DeeKayP 19:56, 16 Aug 2004 (PDT)
--Mellenbal 22:41, 26 Sep 2004