Mom of Baldr and wife of Odin
Frigga was having nighmares about her son's demise. She prepared a list and asked everyone and everything to sign that they wont harm or kill her son. She didn't ask mistletoe since she felt it was too simple and fragile and couldn't harm her son. And so everyone did.
Everyone got intrigued and played a game and entered testing ie poke, try to kill Baldr with all weapons and everything. Mom's petition and sign worked. Noone was able to kill Baldr.
Death of half-brother:
The trickster Loki, knowing the missed out mistletoe list planed a trick. He tricked by tricking out Hoor's arrow with mistletoe and asked to join the game to test whether Baldr was truly invincible.
Hoor was blind.
Dad Odin even tried to revive or resurrect him by sending his other son Hermon to plead to Hel goddess to send him back. She agreed on one condition. If everyone wept for Baldr then she would send him back. Again, trickster Loki disguised himself as a witch and refused to cry.
The deranged mommy ordered a plate of Vali- express overnite delivery..
Son of Odin and giantess Rindr.
He was born in a day and grew up to a full human and slayed Hoor instantly.
Mom of Garuda and another half-born(Aruna) and wife of Kasyappa.
Vinata and her sister Kadru were married to the same guy and both competed to become mom first.
Both of their wishes were granted, Kadru was given 1000 snake eggs and Vinata two eggs. Snake egg hatched early and Vinata couldn't wait long so she impatiently broken one egg open.
Death of half-brother:
Truly half-brother, because he wasn't born yet, since momma broke the egg early before it hatched, a half-human son from the broken egg came out furious and cursed his mom.
"You would become a slave to your sister and my brother after longtime will come and free you"
She lost a bet with her sister when they were playing game of white tail/black tail about the divine horse. Olden days blue car/red car. But loser becoming slave? Imagine that..
Half-human and half-eagle born from second egg of Vinata and Kashyapa
The second egg hatched Garuda, immediately he was all grown and was raging man of fire. He had the ability to grow to mountain-size or shrink pea-size as he wished.
To release his mom from slavery he was to fetch elixir Amritha and give it to his cousin serpents.
He did and to take revenge till day snakes became his meal - bread and butter.
Garuda was the ally of the gods and the trusty mount of Vishnu, as well as the implacable enemy of snakes, upon whom he preyed at every opportunity
Moral of the story:
Revenge is best served cold but the server should be delivered piping hot and should grow super fast.