The Giant Suttungr and the Dwarfs

The Giant Suttungr and the Dwarfs

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Giants and Giantesses

Gilling (non.)
The giant who was murdered by the dwarfs Fjalar and Galar. The dwarfs give the mead of poetry to Gilling's son Suttungr in exchange for sparing their lives when he seeks to avenge the death of his father.
Suttungr (non.)
Suttung (en.)
The giant who hid the mead of poetry in a mountain named Hnitbjörg and set his daughter Gunnlöð to guard it.

Myths

Mead of Poetry Myth
This myth begins at the end of the war between the two groups of gods known as the Æsir and the Vanir. These two groups seal their peace by exchanging hostages and also by spitting into a bowl. The spittle is made into a wise being named Kvasir. Kvasir is eventually murdered by the dwarfs Fjalarr and Gjalarr who mix his blood with honey to make mead. The mead makes anyone who drinks it into a poet. The two dwarfs later murder the giant Surttungr and his wife and then are forced to give the mead to Surttungr's son as compensation. Surttungr hides the mead in the mountain Hnitbjorg with his daughter Gunnlöð to guard it. Óðinn finds a way to get into the mountain and steals the mead.

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Heroes of Asgard (en.)
The 1908 edition of The Heroes of Asgard was illustrated by Louis Huard. The first edition was published in 1857 and the illustrations were by an anonymous illustrator.

Source Persons

Huard, Louis (fr.)
b. 1st January 1814
d. 9th September 1874
Nationality: French
Occupation: Illustrator and painter
Huard was born in France but moved to England as an adult and died in London. He illustrated the second edition of “The Heroes of Asgard” (1870).
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.

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