Surtr

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Giants and Giantesses

Surtr (non.)
Giant with a bright or flaming sword who guards the boundaries of Muspell and leads the sons of Muspell at Ragnarok. He kills Freyr in the battle and is responsible for the fire that burns the world afterwards.

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.