Ve is a god of creation, along with his brothers Odin and Vili. He is depicted wielding a mighty axe and wearing a great helm like his brother Odin.



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Ve was the youngest of the triad of brothers. According to some accounts of their birth, Ymir was a giant who came into existence. Ymir got nourishment from a heavenly cow and giants sprang forth from him as he grew stronger. Eventually, the cow freed a god named Búri who had a son named Bor. Bor and Bestla bore three sons together: Odin, Vili, and Vé. When they grew old enough, the brothers attacked and defeated Ymir, king of the Frost Giants. Odin used the pieces of Ymir’s body to create the earth. Together they gave life to the world’s first two humans, Ask and Embla. According to the myth of Ask and Embla, Odin gave them souls, Vili gave them intelligence and touch, and Vé gave them sight, hearing, speech, and facial expressions.

Vé is often depicted wielding a mighty axe and wearing a great helm like his brother Odin. After Odin establishes himself as king of the gods, Vé and Vili are not mentioned again in the mythology.

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Bor and Bestla

Notable Myths

  • The Creation Story
  • Ask and Embla
  • Frigg’s infidelity


  • double-headed axe

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