Heimdall was a Norse god.<ref name=Britannica>Heimdall. (2009). Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica 2009 Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica.</ref>
He was exceptional of hearing and had incredible eyesight. It was said he could both hear and see grass and wool growing.
He was said to have had nine mothers, and his father was Odin. He appear to have links with oceanic deities.
It is said that his teeth were made of gold, and that he was exceedingly pale-skinned.
On one occasion, he travelled around our world, under the name of Rig.
His Gjallarhorn will be sounded at Ragnarok, to gather the gods for a final battle.
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