n Norse mythology, Bestla ( /ˈbɛstlə/ BEST-lə) is the mother of the gods Odin Vili and Vé by way of Borr, the sister of an unnamed being who assisted Odin, and the daughter or, depending on source, granddaughter of the jötunn Bölþorn. Bestla is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds.
Some scholars have theorized that Bestla’s unnamed brother is Mímir.
One moon of Saturn is named after her
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