Spear of Wotan
Wotan breaks of a branch from the world ash tree, and cuts from it his spear. In Norwegian mythology, the world ash tree is the tree upon which the world rests. Because Wotan cuts his spear from the world ash tree, the tree starts to wither and the world falls in decline. In his spear, Wotan engraves the laws which govern the world. Wotan's power stands or falls with these laws.
Loge is the god of fire, and Wotan's counselor. By his trick Wotan comes in possession of the ring. Loge has a changeable character and a strong urge to be free. Loge is an outsider among the Gods. He is denied Freia's golden apples, which give eternal youth.
Donner is god of the weather. With his hammer he lets the thunder roll. He has a quick temper.
Froh is the god who creates the rainbow, as a path to Walhall.
Fricka is the goddess of wedlock and Wotan's wife. She agrees to the construction of the citadel, hoping her husband will stop wandering and be faithful to her. She symbolises virtue.
Goddess of love. She tends her golden apples, which give eternal youth. Walhall, the citadel of the gods, must be paid with Freia. When the giants come claim her as payment, Wotan backs out, because the gods will lose their eternal youth. Wotan offers them the treasure of Alberich instead. Fortunately, the giants accept, and Freia remains in Walhall.
Erda is the primordial mother earth, watching over the world. When Wotan refuses to give up the cursed golden ring in exchange for Freia. Erda rises from the depths, and warns Wotan for his end.