The Sons of Borr

The Sons of Borr

Cite this page

Linked items

Anomalies

Ymir (non.)
Aurgelmir (non.)
Ymir was the primeval being who was suckled by the cow Auðhumla. He was the ancestor of the race of giants. He was killed by the sons of Bor, Óðinn, Vili, and Vé, and they created the earth out of his dismembered corpse.

Gods and Goddesses

Vili (non.)
One of the three sons of the giant Borr and his wife Bestla. Together with his brothers, Óðinn and Vé, he killed the giant Ymir and created the earth from Ymir's dismembered body.
(non.)
One of the three sons of the giant Borr and his wife Bestla. Together with his brothers, Óðinn and Vali, he killed the giant Ymir and created the earth from Ymir's dismembered body.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir in The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.

Myths

Creation Myth
A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.
Sons of Borr
The three sons of the giant Borr were Óðinn, Vili and Vé. They slew the primordial giant Ymir and created Midgardr from his body.

Source Materials:

Eddukvæði
Poetic Edda
This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.
Völuspá (non.)
Prophecy of the Seeress (en.)
One of the mythological poems in the Poetic Edda. A Völva, or seeress, recites the history of the world to Óðinn. She then goes on to prophesize the destruction of the world at the Battle of Ragnarok and its rebirth after the battle. Völuspá is preserved in the late thirteenth-century Codex Regius manuscript, a.k.a. GKS 2365 4º, and in the fourteenth-century Hauksbók manuscripts, i.e., AM 371 4to, AM 544 4to and AM 675 4to.
Ældre Eddas Gudesange (da.)
An edition of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by Lorenz Frølich.

Source Persons

Frølich, Lorenz (da.)
b. 1820
d. 1908
Nationality: Danish
Frolich was a painter, illustrator and etcher.
Gjellerup, Karl (da.)
b. 2nd June 1857
d. 13th October 1919
Nationality: Danish
Gellurup was a Danish poet and novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917.