Þórr Dressed as Þrymr's Bride

Þórr Dressed as Þrymr's Bride

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The MyNDIR Team

Laliberte, Camille (en.)
b. 19th December 1998
Occupation: Research Assistant

Artifacts

Mjöllnir (non.)
Mjollnir (en.)
Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.

Anomalies

Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.

Giants and Giantesses

Þjazi (non.)
Thjazi (en.)
The giant who persuaded Loki to abduct the goddess Íðunn.

Gods and Goddesses

Freyja (non.)
A fertility goddess and one of the Vanir. She is the daughter of Njörðr and the twin sister of Freyr.
Heimdallr (xml.)
The god who guards Asgard and who will blow his horn when the giants approach to begin the Battle of Ragnarök.
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In the Prose Edda, Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla, he is a mortal.

Myths

Theft of Þórr's Hammer
This myth concerns the theft of Þórr´s hammer, Mjöllnir, by the giant Þrymir. The gods send Loki to talk to Þrymir and giant says that he will only return the hammer in exchange for marrying Freyja. Heimdallr suggests that Þórr should impersonate Freyja, and the gods persuade Þórr to go to Þrymir dressed as a bride. Þórr seizes Mjöllnir when it is brought to the wedding feast to consecrate the marriage and then kills Þrymir and the rest of the giants.

Mythological Places

Jötunheimr (non.)
Realm of the giants.

Source Materials:

In the Days of Giants (en.)
Retelling of Norse Myth written by Abbie Farwell Brown and illustrated by Elmer Boyd Smith.

Source Persons

Brown, Abbie Farwell (en.)
b. August 21, 1871
d. March 5, 1927
Nationality: American
Occupation: Author
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Abbie Farwell Brown was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, lyricist, and children's author.
Elmer Boyd Smith (en.)
b. May 31, 1860
d. October 5, 1943
Nationality: Canadian/American
Occupation: Author/Illustrator
Residence: Wilton, Connecticut, USA
A Canadian-American writer and illustrator.

Nouns

Edwardian (en.)
The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).