The Deluding of Gylfi

The Deluding of
                                    Gylfi

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Gods and Goddesses

Hárr (non.)
High (en.)
One of Óðinn´s many names that are collectively known as Óðins heiti.
Jafnhárr (non.)
Just-as-high (en.)
One of Óðinn´s many names that are collectively known as Óðins heiti. Jafnhárr means Just-as-High.
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.
Þriði (non.)
Third (en.)
One of Óðinn´s many names that are collectively known as Óðins heiti. Þriði means Third.

Historical Persons, i.e. from Heimskringla, Saxo, sagas etc.

Gylfi (non.)
A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who promises Gefjon a ploughshare of land. He plays a much larger role in Snorri's Edda where he decides to try and discover if Óðinn and his followers are men or gods.

Myths

Gylfaginning (non.)
Deluding of Gylfi (en.)
Part of the story that Snorri uses to frame one of the three sections of his Prose Edda. It is not a myth, but is an essential part of Snorri's attempt to use euhemerization as an explanation for the origin of the belief in pagan gods.

Mythological Persons

Gangleri (non.)
This is the name that King Gylfi used when he went to question Óðinn, and the men who came with him from Asia, to see if they were gods or sorcerers. It is also one of the many names of Óðinn that are known as Óðins heiti.

Source Materials:

Atland Eller Manheim... Olaus Rudbecks Atlantica: Svenska Originalteksten (sv.). In this book, Olaus tries to prove that Sweden is the lost Atlantis, the cradle of civilization, and that Swedish was the language from which Hebrew and Latin had evolved.
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

Source Persons

Rudbeck, Olaus
b. 1618
d. 1682
Nationality: Swedish
Occupation: scholar, historian, runologist
Residence: Uppsala, Sweden
Olaus tried to prove that Sweden was the lost Atlantis, the cradle of civilization, and that Swedish was the language from which Hebrew and Latin had evolved.
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.