Much like the Olympians, the Asgardian gods lived apart from their worshipers with whom they often trafficked and produced half-immortal children known as demigods. Unlike the Olympians, who generally treated humans as pawns or resources, most of the Asgardians loved their worshippers and took their duties seriously.
Influenced by dreams, Hercules eventually traveled to the Norseland where he met Balder and learned that the Asgardians were susceptible to death, just as mortals. This makes them different from the Olympians who can only be killed using rare and powerful weapons (HTLJ "Norse By Norsevest").
Hercules was skeptical to learn that the Asgardians genuinely cared about their worshipers and was even more surprised to learn that the Norse people loved them back, because he was used to the rule of the Olympians that generally cared little for mortals, who in turn worshiped the Olympians out of fear or necessity.
As one Asgardian worshiper put it, both the pantheon and the mortals needed each other, because otherwise, they were left with the dark and the cold.
Odin set the Valkyries to be his heralds and carry the souls of dead warriors to Valhalla. They were a powerful force for good in the Norseland, until the coldhearted Xena arrived and wrecked havoc on Odin's heart and imprisoned Grinhilda.("The Rheingold")
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
The Asgardians seem to possess many of the same superhuman Powers and Abilities of the Olympian gods, but at unknown levels. These powers include at least enchanted life-spans, regeneration, flight, the ability to become invisible to the human eye, telekinesis, superhuman strength, stamina, heightened senses and speed. Few of the Asgardians had the mystical ability to teleport, instead traveling from Earth to Asgard via the Rainbow Bridge. Such gods with such mystical powers also had the ability to change their physical appearance and to manipulate matter and the elements of nature on a level close to magic and to tap into mystical energies for various spells and abilities. However, they are not true Immortals and were vulnerable to death.
The full limitations of the Asgardians are unrevealed. Just as the Sumerian gods, they were limited to eating and drinking wine created from the Apples of Immortality to sustain their immortality and existence.