The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand comedy-fantasy-drama series created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang (South-Pacific Pictures.)
It is a brand new series, where the five Johnson brothers are reincarnated as Norse gods. They don't have full control of their powers yet, but they do have them. It is up to Axl (the reincarnation of Odin) to restore them and ensure everyone survives by finding Odin's wife, Frigg - another reincarnation. The problem is, there are other Norse gods, in this case goddesses, who are trying to stop the Johnsons from finding Frigg to prevent the restoration of their powers.
The main character of the show is Axl Johnson who is raised by Mike (the oldest brother) after their father died and their mother left them.
So here is the family in a nutshell:
Mike (The reincarnation of Ullr)
Axl (The reincarnation of Odin)
Anders (The reincarnation of Bragi)
Ty (The reincarnation of Hoor)
Olaf (The reincarnation of Baldr)
Some info on the GODS:
Winter God of archery, skiing and yew magic.Stepson of Thor, from a previous union between Sif and Orvandil, a star hero. This puts Ullr among the Vanir. His name means "The Brilliant One" and he is associated with the Aurora Borealis. He has been identified as a very archaic God of death in Norway. At some time in history, Ullr was held to be just as important as Odin, and in winter he was considered to be the ruler in Asgard.
Ruler of the Æsir, God of the runes, inspiration, shamanism, magic and war. God of the hanged and the Wild Hunt; God of storm, rain and harvest. A shape-shifter, he makes men mad or possessed with a blind raging fury. He produces the battle panic called "battle-fetter". Three different frenzies or madness are his gifts to humankind: the warrior in battle, the seer in trance, and the poet in creativity. Subtle, wily, mysterious and dangerous, he often ignores pacts made in honor with humans. Attended by his two ravens, two wolves and the Valkyries. Feared by ordinary people and worshiped only by princes, poets, the berzerkers, and sorcerers.
("The Stooping") An Etin Giant, Suttung's brother and son of Gilling. Odin, disguised as Bölverk, tried to get some of the Mead of Poetry by working at Baugi's farm. The name After Odin had spent all year working for Baugi, he took him to Suttung, but Suttung denied Odin (as Bölverk) any Mead. Baugi then took Odin to the mountain of the mead and bored a small hole, with Rati, his auger. It was just big enough for Odin, in the shape of a snake, to enter. Having second thoughts, Baugi tried to stab Odin as he slithered through, but he was too late. Later Bölverk seduced Gunnlöd and stole the Mead of Poetry.
Hodr was the Scandinavian God of darkness and winter, and the blind twin brother of Baldur.
("The Bright One") Æsir son of Odin and Frigga, who was killed by an arrow made of mistletoe shot by the blind God Hodor (who was tricked by Loki) and resurrected. His wife is Nanna, his son, Forseti. Known as the Shining God; the Bleeding God. Sacred wells sprang from the hoof marks of his horse. He represents light, advice, reconciliation, beauty, gentleness, reincarnation, wisdom, harmony, happiness. Balder will return from Helheim after Ragnarok and will rule as one of the new Gods.
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