Hello everyone! I'm writing a story about Hela's past, and it made me face a question I've been avoiding for far too long: how do Asgardians actually age?
Obviously they're stated to live for thousands of years, but I guess I mean more how they age physically (if that makes sense) and in relation to human years? Like, they clearly stay looking a certain age for a certain number of years, but how many? Do they develop normally up until a point and then slow down drastically? (Otherwise they'd be babies for like a hundred years which would be super inconvenient for the poor parents.) Sorry, so many questions! I know none of these are answered as such in the MCU, but I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts or theories or had already figured it out!
And a follow-up question: how much older, then, is Hela than Thor? Like, when was "Hela's time", so to speak- when she was Odin's executioner?
Yeah, lots of questions... don't feel you have to answer them all! I would just like some ideas for my story. :) (So that I have a rough idea of when Asgard's conquest and everything was, how much before Thor's birth this was, and how old in Earth years this would have made Hela at the time.)