As one of the most popular characters in Marvel comics, Thor has a lot of mainline and alternative storylines dedicated to him. One such alternative reality is Earth-144412, where Thor managed to build quite the dynasty by having a child with none other than Frost Giantess. Due to that, we decided to analyze both the origin of Thor’s half-giant son in Marvel Comics as well as his destiny. Let’s see who Woden is and what happened to him.
Woden was Thor’s son from Earth-14412, who was conceived with an unmanned Frost Giantess. Having a mixed heritage of Aesir and Frost Giants, Woden was the destined Jotunn prince who was supposed to inherit Asgard. Much of Woden’s story is unknown. However, we do know that he fathered three daughters under the name Frigg, Ellisiv, and Atli, who would later assume the throne of Asgard after Old King Thor sacrificed himself to save the Universe from entropy.
Now that we’ve given you a brief overview of Thor’s son, it’s time to analyze it in more detail. If you’re interested in how Thor met Woden’s mother as well as what happened after his death, stay with us and keep reading!
The story of Woden is the story of Old King Thor
In ‘War of the Realms’ #6, Thor sacrifices his eye to defeat Malekith the Accursed, and with that act, he becomes the All-Father of Asgard. However, in ‘Thor: God of Thunder’ #7 and ‘King Thor’ #1, there’s an alternate take on it, as the issue shows Thor putting Odin out of his misery due to his “old age” and burning him at the funeral pyre, assuming the mantle of the All-Father of Asgard and acquiring the Odin-Force, which he later aptly renamed into Thor-Force.
But before Old King Thor truly became the ruler that Asgard deserved, he had quite a few adventures. Thor spent some time as a galactic cop, spreading peace and justice all through the galaxy whether you wanted it or not.
During the 1000 nights of Ragnarok, Thor had yet another adventure; he reincarnated himself into a planet.
Who is Woden’s mother?
Following his return to the humanoid body, Thor was targeted by Frost Giant assassins. One such attack left him an amnesiac wandering the frozen jungles of Jotunheim. Thor reverted to his most primal form and was left at the mercy of elements and the surrounding beasts, having no idea who or what he was.
Still, just because he could recall nothing doesn’t mean that Thor was any weaker than his usual self, and after sustaining attacks from the nearby Ice Apes, he ultimately conquered them and became their lord and ruler.
Thor would go on to spend some time in Jotunheim, and Frost Giants canvassed the realm in order to find him. One day, Thor was discovered by the general of the Frost Giant army, and SHE fell in love with him.
After a brief affair, the general and Thor had a single son, who was named Woden. After his Anglo-Saxon name, he was also nicknamed the Giant of Thunder.
Besides the fact that Woden’s mother was a general, we don’t know much about her at all. We do know that she was ferocious since she was nicknamed “The She-Blizzard.” But this is pretty much it.
Woden was destined to inherit the throne of Asgard and would be the first Jotunn prince to sit on it.
Woden’s story is relatively unknown, but his daughters played a large role in the future of Asgard
Woden would later go on to have three daughters in total: Frigg, Ellisiv, and Atli Wodendottir. Nothing is known about their mother, however, so we aren’t that much of a help in that department.
Frigg, Ellisiv, and Atli inherited godlike powers and abilities from their grandfather, and they played a crucial role in helping the Skyfathers defeat Gorr and ensuring that existence lives on.
All three of them were at some point captured by Gorr the God Butcher, and forced to build the Godbomb, a weapon of mass destruction. After defeating Gorr, they helped Thor against Galactus, aided in restoring Earth, and oversaw New Midgard. When Doom attacked, they resisted but were freed by Thor and Phoenix, defending against Doom’s monsters. To counter their great-uncle Loki’s threat with All-Black, they sought answers on Indigarr, meeting the time-displaced Sky Lords.
Following Thor’s battle with Loki and Gorr, he was forced to enter the Thor-Sleep in order to recover both his physical strength and his mental fortitude. Almost the entirety of the Universe was destroyed, leaving Midgard as the central point of creation. Gods ceased to exist in a conventional manner and were instead “forced to work in the dirt” as humans did. Loki had to sacrifice himself to restart the sun, something that filled Thor with great melancholy every time he would see the sun shining above Midgard.
Woden’s daughters were a great help to their grandfather. They worked hard alongside him to bring some balance and peace to the new world and generally helped him run things. But, even when reality was restarted, there was something inevitable but infinitely dark lurking in the bowels of the Universe – the entropy.
Thor realized what he had to do, however, and he left to sacrifice himself and his powers in order to stop the entropy from spreading and undoing all their hard work. Frigg, Ellisiv, and Atli were left in charge of Asgard, becoming worthy of Thor’s praise. They effectively assumed the mantle of the God of Thunder.
As you can see, Thor and Frost Giantess’ love story, as well as Woden himself, were fairy important part of Old King Thor’s ultimate quest to save the Universe.
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