Þórr Slays the Ox

Þórr Slays the Ox

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

Artifacts

Megingjarðar (non.)
Þórr's belt that doubles his strength.

Giants and Giantesses

Hymir (non.)
Hymir is the giant who went fishing with Þórr for Miðgarðsormr and cut the line when Þórr caught the serpent.

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 Fishing Trip
This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line. The giant Hymir does not cut Þórr's fishing line in the poem Hymiskiða. Hymir only cuts the line in Snorri's Edda.

Source Materials:

Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.
Hymniskviða (is.)
Lay of Hymnir (en.)
One of the mythological poems, preserved in the Poetic Edda, that consists of three interlocking myths concerning Þórr, i.e., Þórr fetching a kettle for a feast; Þórr fishing for Miðgarðsormr; and the laming of Þórr´s goat.
Hymnismál (non.)

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.

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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).