Bestla In Norse mythology, giantess, wife of Bor; daughter of the giant Bolturon; mother of the gods Odin, Vili, and Ve. Odin was thus descended from a giantess on his mother’s side, which means that the killing of Ymir by Odin was a killing within the family. Bestla appears in the Prose Edda.


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