Vili

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For the Gabonese people, see Vili (people)


In Norse mythology, Vili was one of the Aesir and a son of Bestla and Bor. His brothers were Ve and Odin. He was known for having given humanity emotion and intelligence. According to Loki, in Lokasenna, he had an affair with Odin's wife, Frigg. Together with Ve, he constructed Yggdrasil, the world-ash.

In Völuspá, at the creation of the first man (Ask) and woman (Embla), Honir and Lodur help Odin. In Gylfaginning, Vili and Ve are mentioned instead. As Snorri knew Völuspá, it is very likely that Hönir was another name for Vili.

Other Spellings

  • German form: Willio

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