"Freyja at the Entrance of the Iron Wood"

"Freyja at the Entrance of the Iron Wood"

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Brísingamen (non.)
The name of the necklace that the dwarves gave to Freyja when she visited their workshop in a cave. The story is only occurs in Sörla þáttr in the 14-century Flateyjarbók manuscript.

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.
Óðr (non.)
Odur (en.)
Freya's husband. May be a hypostasis of Odin.

Mythological Places

Járnviðr (non.)
Iron Wood (en.)
A wood located to the east of Miðgarðr according to Völuspá (40) and Gylfaginning (12). A witch lives in the wood who has monsterous children including a wolf that pursues the moon and will swallow it.


Victorian (en.)
The Victorian era began with the reign of Queen Victoria and ended with her death (June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901).

Source Materials:

Heroes of Asgard (1857 ed.) (en.)
The first edition of The Heroes of Asgard was published in 1857 and was illustrated by Charles Altamont Doyle.

Source Persons

Doyle, Charles Altamont (en.)
b. March 25, 1832
d. October 19, 1893
Nationality: English
Occupation: civil servant, illustrator and watercolourist
Keary, Annie (en.)
b. 3rd March 1825
d. 3rd March 1879
Nationality: English
Occupation: Novelist, poet, and childrens book writer.
Anna Maria Keary, known as Annie Keary, was an English novelist, poet, and children's writer. Her sister Eliza Keary collaborated with her in writing “The Heroes of Asgard” that was first published in 1857 and many times thereafter.