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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.

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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

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.

Where are we exactly?

Several hundred meters beneath the surface of the planet.

Of course we'd have to be. The surface is uninhabitable.

The Goa'uld are unaware of your presence here.

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.

Well, why don't we get out of here before they find out?

I am afraid we cannot leave.

Why not?

First we must rescue Thor.

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)


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