Real Name: Sigyn

Occupation: Goddess of fidelity 

Legal Status: Citizen of Asgard

Identity: The general populace of Earth is unaware of the existence of Sigyn except as a character from mythology.

Other Aliases: Sigunn, Sigryn, Siguna

Place of Birth: Unrevealed

Known Relatives: Iwaldi (father), Freya (mother), Frey (uncle), Gerda (aunt), Njord (grandfather), Gaea (grandmother, alias Nertha), Nertha (great-aunt), Nanna, Sjofn, Syn, Lofn, Var, Snotra (sisters), Hnossa (half-sister), Loki (husband), Narvi, Vali (sons, deceased), Helbindi, Byleist (brothers-in-law, deceased), Odin (father-in-law, deceased), Frigga (mother-in-law), Laufey (father-in-law, deceased), Farbauti (mother-in-law) 

Group Affiliation: The Asynjur and Gods of Asgard

Base of Operations: Asgard

First Appearance: Thor I #275 

History: Sigyn is a member of the Vanir, an extra-dimensional race of beings who who worshipped as gods to the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian tribes of Western Europe. She is the daughter of the Freia, goddess of fertility, by the dwarf Iwaldi, whose sons created many of the divine treasures of the Asgardian gods. According to myth, Sigyn was reportedly married out of necessity to Loki, the god of mischief. According to one account, a young Loki came to desire a wife, and beheld Sigyn from afar. When he went to woo her, she revealed that she was betrothed to Theoric, one of Odin's elite Crimson Hawks. Loki arranged for Geirrodur and his trolls to have Theoric murdered, and Loki then disguised himself as Theoric and returned to Asgard and Sigyn. Sigyn and Loki posing as Theoric were eventually wed by Odin, but at the end of the ceremony, Loki revealed himself. Odin was furious, but Sigyn noted that as his wife, she was duty-bound to Loki for life. Odin made her the goddess of fidelity for her endurance, and banished Loki from Asgard.

During a party held for the sea-god Aegir, Loki insulted the gods and fled from Asgard, turning himself into a salmon to escape, but Heimdall caught him in a net created by Ran, the sea-goddess. Loki was finally caught and bound to a ledge where the venom of a serpent would drip on to him. Sigyn stayed by his side during this time to catch the venom in a bowl before it dripped on to him, but every time she turned away to empty the bowl, the venom dripped on Loki and scalded him like acid. As he writhed with pain, earthquakes reportedly occurred on earth from his screams.

Sigyn had two sons by Loki named Narvi and Vali, but these sons may only have existed in a prior version of Asgard, which has been held in repeating cycles of destruction and rebirth called Ragnarok. According to myth, Narvi and Vali were transformed into wolves who slew each other and their entrails were used to bind Loki to the rock beneath the serpent. Sigyn seems to have no memories of her children from this previous incarnation of Asgard.

Sigyn was among the goddesses of Asgard who were recruited by Gaea in her attempt to save earth from the Celestials by offering them the Young Gods. Several years earlier, Odin and the other Godheads of Earth met to discuss the coming of the Third Host of the Celestials who decreed that the gods of earth should cease trafficking with mortals. Frigga met with the goddesses of these realms to locate examples of humanity of pure genetic potential to serve as examples of human potential. These human beings would become known as the Young Gods. Sigyn spent twenty years beneath the earth, guarding the Young Gods with her fellow goddesses.  

In later years, in order to teach Thor humility, Odin stripped Thor of his godhood and mystic hammer, Mjolnir, and cast him to earth as a young medical student named Donald Blake who was lame. During this time Loki had been imprisoned within a tree by Odin for other deceptions against the gods.  Sigyn reportedly observed these events and beheld images of Odin allegedly placing the true Donald Blake into suspended animation in Mount Wundagore, while Thor was given Blake's mortal identity and appearance. Sigyn hoped to use Blake as a bargaining tool for Loki's release from the tree, but as she cast a spell to capture the alleged true Blake, it backfired and the Blake illusion was destroyed if it had ever existed in the first place. Horrified, Sigyn created a Donald Blake clone with her own magic, and left him in place of Odin's Blake in Wundagore. Unknown to her at the time, she left her wedding band by the Blake duplicate's body, but never proceeded in her plans to use him to free Loki, who eventually freed himself.

Loki eventually manipulated Hoder into killing Balder to set into process the prophecies involving Ragnarok among the gods once again threatening Asgard. Sigyn returned to Asgard at that point out of loyalty to Loki. After Odin succeeded in restoring Balder to life, Loki was held over by trial for atrocities against the gods. Sigyn wept as Loki stood before the gods for his crimes. Loki was once more chained to a rock,  and a serpent dripped venom into his face. Sigyn caught the venom in a bowl to save him, but every time she emptied the bowl, the venom would again strike him in the face. As the Asgardians prepared for combat against Hela and her allies, Sigyn offered to stand by Hoder and guide his hand against Hela's armies as condolences for Loki's treachery. Ultimately, Hela's forces were driven off by Red Norvell and Thor. For his involvement, Loki was bound and manacled to Sigyn in her custody, but he still somehow managed to conduct treachery against Asgard. When Odin was forced into a chess game with Dormammu with all of reality at stake, Thor confronted Loki, believing him to be responsible for the risk but found him manacled to Sigyn in bed, who vouched for Loki's innocence.

Tired of his being bound to Sigyn, Loki eventually confronted Odin and demanded that he be released. By observing how Odin had always been distant to him because he was not his true son, Odin became moved, and released Loki from bondage to Sigyn by once again exiling him far from Asgard.

When Loki learned from Sigyn that a vote was being held to determine if Thor would remain in Asgard permanently, Loki sent Sigyn to vote for Thor to remain in Asgard, while he devised the a way of getting Thor to abandon the trial, so that Odin would turn on him. Ultimately, it was voted that Thor return to Earth, and Loki's plan was thwarted. Sigyn did not perceive how her actions had aided Loki in his schemes.

While Loki was a disembodied spirit, held within Mephisto's realm, Sigyn agreed to serve as his agent in Asgard. At this time, Loki had schemed with Hades, the Olympian god of the dead, to destroy Thor using the hell-hound Cerberus, and the elfin warrior Flame. However, Hades manipulated events so that Flame ran across Sigyn, and attempted to kill her. Loki attempted to aid her but was not powerful enough in his spirit form, so he revived Thor to assist him. Thor saved Sigyn from both Cerberus and the Flame, and won some small gratitude from Loki in the process.

Eventually, Sigyn was present in Asgard as Odin related the complete story of Thor's connection to Donald Blake, the mortal identity which Thor had long abandoned by this time. Thor soon discovered the false Blake with Sigyn's wedding band next to it and went to confront Loki, believing him to be behind the ruse. To provide Loki with a physical form, Sigyn bound Loki's spirit to a suit of armor, and he battled Thor in this form. After Loki's armor was severely damaged by Thor, Sigyn admitted to having created the Blake duplicate years ago, and Thor realized that she had meant him no harm.

Sigyn continually stayed close to Loki for several years through all his schemes to destroy Thor and conquer Asgard. In recent years, Odin was killed defending Earth and Thor took his place on the throne of Asgard. Loki set into events a revised Ragnarok which Thor carried through on to end the cycles of Ragnarok. Under unknown circumstances, Sigyn lost her life in the assault on Asgard, but was restored to life afterward by Thor using the last of the Odin-Power which he had inherited. She was briefly a guest of Doctor Doom in the country of Latveria until Thor rebuilt Asgard. This Asgard was built on land in Oklahoma where it was attacked and decimated by Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers. Narrowly rescued by her sisters, Hnossa and Var, Sigyn's current whereabouts are unrevealed.

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 340 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black, later Blonde

Strength Level: Sigyn possesses superhuman strength enabling her to lift (press) 25 tons under optimal conditions.

Known Superhuman Powers: Sigyn possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Asgardian gods. Like all Asgardians, she is exceptionally long lived, but she is not immortal like the Olympian Gods. She has not aged since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. She is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If she were somehow wounded, her godly life force would enable her to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of her bodily molecules to cause her a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Odin or for a number of Asgardian gods of equal power working together to revive her. Sigyn also possesses superhuman strength and her Asgardian metabolism provides her with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Asgardian flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Asgardian gods.)

She also has some mystical abilities of unknown nature; she is not as adept as Odin or Loki in the mystical arts, but she has some mastery of the mystical arts.. She can travel from Asgard to Earth, change her form and cast spells, some of which have included the bonding of Loki's spirit to a suit of mystical armor, and the creation of a duplicate of Dr. Donald Blake, virtually undistinguishable from the original. Her power level is unknown, but her mystical prowess is not as powerful as Odin or Loki.

Clarifications: Sigyn is not to be confused with:

Last updated: 08/31/12

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