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.
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Relatives: Iwaldi (father), Freya (mother),
Frey (uncle), Gerda (aunt),
Affiliation: The Asynjur and Gods of Asgard
of Operations: Asgard
First Appearance: Thor I #275
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
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
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
eventually manipulated Hoder into killing Balder to set into process the
Tired of his being bound to Sigyn, Loki
eventually confronted Odin and
When Loki learned from Sigyn that a vote was being held to
While Loki was a disembodied spirit, held within Mephisto's
Sigyn was present in Asgard as Odin related the complete story of
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.
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.)
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
Avram Siegel, deceased rabbi
friend of Hellstorm, @ Hellstorm #1
Sigmund, first mortal avatar
of Thor, @ Thor I#295
Sigurd, alias Siegfried,
second mortal avatar of Thor, @ Thor I#295
Last updated: 08/31/12
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