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Prose Edda is called The “Tricking of Gylfi” (or, in Old Norse, Gylfaginning). Since Gylfaginning is very long, only sections about the Sun, Moon, and seasons . Gylfaginning^ conceived in the true antiquarian spirit, supplies the mythological and . that the highly technical nature of Hattatal forbids translation into English. Snorra Edda: Gylfaginning. Gylfaginning · Gylfaginning The English translation chosen for the Prose Edda is by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, from a.

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But before these there are three other winters, during which great wars gylvaginning over all the world. Now did Thor ever take vengeance for this? When he had put on the ox-head for bait, he cast it overboard and it sank to the bottom. You will not come out from here hale unless you are wiser. Then Thjazi the giant came there in his eagle’s plumage and took Idunn and gylfaginninb away with her, oflF into Thrymheimr to his abode.

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There dwells Forsete Throughout all time, And settles all disputes. In the first draught he drank every drop out of Odrerir; and in the second, he emptied Bodn; and in the third, Son; and then he had all the mead.


The Fooling of Gylfe. I brought the saddle-back before the blow, but thou didst not see that. They wanted to wolf to try this also, saying to him that he would become very famous for his strength, if so strong a gylfaginninng was not able to hold him. In Norse mythology, Muspelheim Old Norse: A Collection of Essays, eds.

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He saw neither hall nor burg. It may be, however, that you are really bigger than you look For what feats are you and your companions prepared? A great deed gylfaginninv was, forsooth, that Thor wrought on this journey.

There is no need to make a long story of it ; all may know how frightened the husbandman must have been when he saw how Thor let his brows sink down before his eyesj but when he looked at the eyes, then it seemed to him that he must fall down before their glances alone.

No truce made Baldr’s brother With the bitter foe of earth-folk. Then Utgard-Loke asked what game that young man knew? Here it is recorded that Skadi departed from Njordr, as has already been written. Surtr fares from the south with switch-eating flame, — On his sword shimmers the sun of the War-Gods; The rock-crags crash; the fiends are reeling; Heroes tread Hel-way; Heaven is cloven.

When it began to dawn, Thor went out and saw a man lying not far from him in the wood. The first half stanza following is absent from the Uppsala Codex. Two birds are fed in Urd’s fountain; they are called swans, and they are the parents of the race of swans.

Then Thor was angered, and took upon him his divine strength, braced his feet so strongly that he plunged through the ship with both feet, and dashed his feet against the bottom; then he drew the Serpent up to the gunwale.

From the Elivogs Sprang drops of venom, And grew till a giant was made. A second time they went up to the fall and cast out the net, having bound it to something so heavy engglish nothing should be able to pass.


There he saw a great hall, and alighted and looked in through the window; and Geirrodr looked up and saw him, and commanded that the bird be taken and brought to him.

The first gave them spirit and life; the second gypfaginning them with reason and power of motion; and the third gave them form, speech, hearing and eyesight.

Thus his overweening pride, in gylfaginninb presumed to sit in that holy seat, was avenged upon him, that he went away full of enlgish. The seventh is Sjofn: Then shall Fenris-Wolf get loose; then the sea shall gush forth upon the land, because the Midgard Serpent stirs in giant wrath and advances up onto the land. And each passed it to the others, and tested it with the strength of their hands and it did not snap ; yet they said the Wolf could break it.

Whose offspring are these wolves? Each of the hundred and two stan- zas of the work belongs to a distinct metric type or sub- type, and between stanzas Snorri has inserted definitions, occasionally longer notes, or comments.