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Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

Gullinbursti (non.)
Sliðrugtanni (non.)
This great boar was one of the three magical items made by the dwarves Brokk and Eitri, the sons of Ívaldi, at the request of Loki when he needed to appease the gods after he cut off Sif's hair. Loki gave Gullinbursti to Freyr to pull his chariot and it could run over the earth and through the air. Its golden bristles shone so that it could find its way day or night. Gullinbursti was also known as Sliðrugtanni.


Ljósálfr (non.)
Light Elves (en.)
There are two kinds of elves described in the Prose Edda, the Ljósálfr live in Álfheimr and the Dökkálfar live underground.

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.


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.

Mythological Places

Barri (non.)
The wood in which Freyr and Gerða were wed (Skirnismál 39).


villisvín (non.)
boar (en.)

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.