Originally Posted by Mjölnir
Late answer as I haven't visited the board in a few days.
My point is that I like that calling them gods will challenge the views of those that hold very narrow definitions of what a god is. Immortality can't be a requirement as, as I said, the Norse gods were never inherently immortal. The reason they lived forever was because they ate the golden apples of Idunn.
When I say the Asgardians are gods it's because they are in the comics. It's not always been portrayed in the same way but, for example, in the current comic Thor is affected by prayers.
I missed your thread about it but I'll post my current favorite.
Dude, have you read "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman ? If you haven't you should, sounds like you'd really enjoy it. Great book.