Þórr's Fishing Trip

Þórr's Fishing Trip

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Jörmungandr (non.) Jormungand (en.) A monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Miðgarðsormr and, in English, the Midgard Serpent.
Miðgarðsormr (non.) Midgard Serpent (en.) A monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Jörmungandr and in English as the Midgard Serpent.

Giants and Giantesses

Hymir (non.) Hymir is the giant who went fishing with Þórr for Miðgarðsormr and cut the line when Þórr caught the serpent.

Gods and Goddesses

Þórr (non.) Thor (en.) In the Prose Edda, Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla, he is a mortal.


Þórr's Fishing Trip This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line. The giant Hymir does not cut Þórr's fishing line in the poem Hymiskiða. Hymir only cuts the line in Snorri's Edda.


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).
ormr (non.) serpent (en.)

Source Materials:

The Land of Enchantment (en.) A collection of Arthur Rackham's illustrations that originally appeared in the Victorian era periodical " Little Folks " between 1896 and 1902.

Source Persons

Buchheim, Emma Sophia (en.) Nationality: English
b. 1860
d. 1951
Nationality: Bristish
Occupation: British academic; lecturer on German, King's College London
The author of Stories From the Eddas, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, published in Little Folks.
Rackham, Arthur (no.) b. 1867
d. 1939
Nationality: English
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: London
One of the most prominent illustrators during the Golden Age of British Book Illustration (c. 1880 - 19300). His illustrations of Norse mythology frequently appeared in "Little Folks" which were collected and published in the Land of Enchantment. Rackham also created 64 coloured plates for the English translation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, The Ring of the Niblung. The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie bound with Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods.