Alvíss Turned to Stone

Alvíss Turned to Stone

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Dunn-Krahn, Sage (en.)
b. 13th July 1999
Occupation: Research Assistant

Dwarves and Elves

Alvíss (non.)
The dwarf who wants to marry Þórr and Sif´s daughter Þrúðr. Þórr tricks Alvíss by engaging him in a wisdom contest that lasts until the sun cames up and turns the dwarf into stone.

Gods and Goddesses

Þrúðr (non.)
The daughter of Þórr and Sif who a dwarf named Alvíss wanted to marry.
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.


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).

Source Materials:

Alvissmál (is.)
One of the mythological poems preserved in the Poetic Edda that consists of a wisdom contest between Þórr and a dwarf named Alvíss.
Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.
Grímnismál (non.)
Lay of Grímnir (en.)
One of the mythological poems in the Poetic Edda. The poem is a monologue spoken by Grímnir, who is actually Óðinn in disguise, to a ten year old boy named Agnarr, whose fathe King Geirröðrr is torturing Grímnir. Grímnir gives his blessing to Agnarr for bringing him a drink and then recounts mythological knowledge to him that the boy should possess in his future role as king. Grímnir concludes by revealing that he is Óðinn and by withdrawing his favour from King Geirröðrr. Geirröðrr subsequently dies when he accidentally falls on his own sword. Grimnismál is preserved in the late thirteenth-century Codex Regius manuscript, a.k.a. GKS 2365 4º, and in the AM 748 1 4to fragment.

Source Persons

Bray, Olive (en.)
b. June 17, 1878
d. November 15, 1909
Nationality: English
Occupation: scholar, translator and editior
Residence: 17 The Boltons Kensington, London, England
Bray was one of the daughters of the high court judge Sir Reginald More Bray (1842-1923) and the novelist Emily Octavia Bray, of Shere Manor near Guildford. Little is known about Olive. She joined the Viking Society for Northern Research in 1902 and was a Vice-President in 1909. At the time of her death, she was living in the family home at 17 The Boltons Kensington. Her grave is in the Shere churchyard.
Collingwood, W. G. (en.)
b. 6th August 1854
d. 1st October 1932
Nationality: English
Collingwood was an author, artist, and a professor at University College Reading.