Þökk

Þökk

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Giants

Þökk (non.)
Thokk (en.)
A giantess in Gylfaginning in the Prose EddaProse Edda who refused to weep for Baldr thereby preventing his release from Hel. According to Snorri, Þökk is Loki in disguise.

Myths

Death of Baldr Myth
The Death of Baldr is a myth concerning an accidental fratricide, which sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand.

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AM 738 4to (is.)
Edda Oblongata (la.)
This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM 738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

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