Norse Mythology

The Mighty Gods of the Vikings...

RIG

Norse Population God

The secret life of Heimdall amongst the mortals

This is an alias of Heimdall when he’s off having adventures with mortals.

He created the first serf after sleeping with a farmer’s wife. The farmer was very disgruntled — at least until he realized he could put the son to work. They called him Thrall and that’s exactly what he was. All serfs and slaves derive from him.

Having had a go at the lower orders, Rig carried on with his secret mingling. He paid a visit to Amma and in due course Karl, or Churl, was produced. This started the pleasant peasant class. Finally he followed this up Jarl, or Earl, progenitor of the upper-crust top-notch types.

Heimdall aka Rig was therefore responsible for creating the first social class system. He’s got a lot to answer for.

Rig Facts and Figures

Name: Rig
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Populating
Area of expertise: Populating

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 258

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Article last revised on September 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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