Why are so many Asatruars so racist towards the Jotuns?
Like “all Jotuns are evil and the enemy of the Æsir”, as if there is one united Jotun nation. The Æsir themselves don’t hold that view; it would be rather ridiculous if they did, considering that all Æsir have more Jotun blood than Æsir blood in them. There has only ever been one “pure blood” Æs, and that was Buri, the first one and Odin’s grandfather.
As for the view that the Jotuns aren’t gods – again, that seems rather ridiculous, considering that several of them are listed as gods in the Eddas (which so many love to thump).
Some Jotuns are gods. As only some Æsir and Vanir are gods – if you look at it from a Edda POV.
There must be plenty of Æsir outside the walls of Asgard who aren’t powerful enough to be deities – it’s only logical; who else supplies the gods in Asgard with their food and drink? Ditto for the Vanir.
So, as with humans, only a few belong to the nobility (are gods), the rest are farmers, workers, servants and whatnot.
Even if you’re a god, dishes don’t wash themselves, nor do clothes mend themselves…
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