Gerða and Skirnir

Gerða and Skirnir

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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.

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.
Skírnir (non.)
Freyr´s servant who woos the giantess Gerðr on Freyr´s behalf in exchange for Freyr´s sword.


Creation Myth
A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.

Mythological Events

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Source Materials:

Heroes of Asgard (1930 ed.) (en.)
The third illustrated edition of The Heroes of Asgard was published in 1930 and was illustrated by C. E. Brock.

Source Persons

Brock, Charles E. (en.)
b. 5 February 1870
d. 28 February 1938
Nationality: English
Occupation: painter, line artist and book illustrator
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.