The Lovesickness of Freyr

The Lovesickness of Freyr

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

Giants and Giantesses

Gerðr Gerdr (non.)
The giantess that Freyr falls in love with when he sits in Óðinn´s high seat and glimpses her from afar. He sends his servant Skírnir to woo her in exchange for giving his sword to Skírnir.
Skaði (non.)
Skadi (en.)
In Snorri's Edda, Skaði is a giantess, but in Ynglinga saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, she is one of the group that traveled with the chieftain Óðinn from Asia to the northern lands. Her first husband was Njörðr, but she later married the chieftain Óðinn and they were said to have had many sons.

Gods and Goddesses

Freyr (non.)
A fertility god and one of the Vanir. He is the son of Njörðr and the twin brother of Freyja.
Frigg (non.)
The wife of Óðinn and the mother of Baldr.
Njörðr (non.)
Njord (en.)
Njorth (en.)
According to Snorri, Njörðr is one of the Vanir. He fathered Freyr and Freyja with his sister, whose name is unknown. Njörðr was briefly married to the giantess Skaði. He is associated with the wind and the sea, and can control fire. He lived in Nóatún.
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.

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).

Source Materials:

Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.
Skírnismál (is.)
Lay of Skirnir (en.)
One of the mythological poems preserved in the Poetic Edda that relates the story of Freyr giving his sword to his servant Skírnir in exchange for Skírnir wooing the giantess Gerðr on Freyr´s behalf.

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.