Norse god of the ocean, husband of Ran. They had nine daughters, the waves. Aegir was one of the primeval Vanir gods, along with Loki and Kari, whose pre-eminence had been usurped by the younger Aesir under Odin. He was said to live in a great hall at the bottom of the sea. Aegir was feared by sailors who believed that he appeared occasionally on the surface of the waters to destroy ships, taking their men and cargoes with him down to his hall. There are indications that human sacrifices were made by the early Saxons to appease Aegir.