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PL Truth SeekerHQ.png They call me many things: Murderer. Cutthroat. Thief. But you may call me The Builder.

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The Builder was an Isu and one of the jötnar in Norse mythology.


The Builder arrived in Asgard after an attempted jötnar invasion[1] and promised protection in exchange for the sacred water from the Well of Urðr, which Odin acquired.[2] Odin and The Builder then created a magical barrier that could kill enemies of Asgard, and the jötunn expressed his desire to marry Freyja.[3] Odin brought the matter before Tyr, Loki, Thor, and Freyja herself.[4] Some time later, Odin defeated the Builder in battle and travelled to Jötunheimr in search of a way to save himself from his fated death in Ragnarök,[5] after remembering that the dwarven smith Ivaldi had mentioned the Builder once discussed the transferring of minds into other bodies with him.[6]

Behind the scenes

The Builder is a mythical figure and character appearing in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, where he is portrayed by Joi Johannsson.

The unnamed builder is attested to in the Prose Edda, where he arrives in Asgard offering to build a fortification—Asgard's walls—and requested Freyja's hand in marriage as the payment. Loki's deceptive impersonation of Freyja also happens, and a fight breaks out with the Builder when things go awry, though the original tale has Thor kill him with Mjölnir instead of being defeated by Odin.



  1. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaView Above All
  2. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaWell-Traveled
  3. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaDefensive Measures
  4. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaExtended Family
  5. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaThe Big Finish
  6. Assassin's Creed: ValhallaForging a Bond