Surtr and Freyr in Combat

Surtr and Freyr in Combat

Cite this page

Linked items

Events: Norse Mythology

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Giants

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.

Gods

Freyr (non.)
Freyr is a fertility god and one of the Vanir. He is the son of Njörðr and the twin brother of Freyja.

Sources

Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange (da.)
An edition of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by Lorenz Frølich.
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.)
The Prophecy of the Seeress (en.)
The first poem in the Poetic Edda.

Creators

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