Þórr Fishing for Miðgarðsormr

Primary Sources

  • Reykjavik: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum. SÁM 66. 1765. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
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Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jokob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Eddaillustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In The Prose Edda he is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.
Hymir (non.)
The giant who went fishing with Þórr for Miðgarðsormr and cut the line when Þórr caught the serpent.
Snorri Sturluson (is.)
b. 1179
d. 1241
Nationality: Icelandic
Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.
SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Þórr fishing for Miðgarðsormr Myth This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line.
Miðgarðsormr (non.)
Midgard Serpent (en.)
Miðgarðsormr is a monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Jörmungandr.
Jörmungandr (non.)
Jormungand (en.)
Jörmungandr is a monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Miðgarðsormr.
ormr serpent
hamarr hammer
belti belt