Skrymir

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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

Skrýmir (non.)
Skrymir (en.)
The giant who rules the castle called Útgarðr in Jötunheimr. He is also known as Útgarðaloki. In the Prose Edda, Snorri calls him Skrýmir when relating the myth concerning Þórr's journey to Útgarðr. He is also called Skrýmir in the poem Lokasenna but is called Fjallir in Hárbarðljóð.
Þjazi (non.)
Thjazi (en.)
The giant who persuaded Loki to abduct the goddess Íðunn.

Gods and Goddesses

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

Þórr´s Trip to the Court of Útgarða-Loki
This myth relates the story of Þórr's Þórr´s Trip to the Court of Útgarða-Loki and the tricks that giants play on him and his companions Loki and Þjálfi.

Mythological Persons

Röskva (non.)
Roskva (en.)
In the Prose Edda, Röskva and her brother Þjálfi are the children of a farmer that Þórr stays with on one of his journeys. Þjálfi is responsible for the laming of one of Þórr´ goats and as a result the two siblings become Þórr´s servants in order to appease his anger.
Þjálfi (non.)
Thjalfi (en.)
In the Prose Edda, Þjálfi and his sister Röskva are the children of a farmer that Þórr stays with on one of his journeys. Þjálfi is responsible for the laming of one of Þórr´s goats and as a result the two siblings become Þórr´s servants in order to appease his anger.

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).
hamarr (non.)
hammer (en.)
örn (non.)
eagle (en.)