The Deluding of Gylfi

The Deluding of Gylfi

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Dunn-Krahn, Soph (en.)
b. 13th July 1999
Occupation: Research Assistant

Gods and Goddesses

Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir in The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.

Myths

Gylfaginning (non.)
Deluding of Gylfi (en.)
Part of the story that Snorri uses to frame one of the three sections of his Prose Edda. It is not a myth, but is an essential part of Snorri's attempt to use euhemerization as an explanation for the origin of the belief in pagan gods.

Mythological Persons

Gangleri (non.)
This is the name that King Gylfi used when he went to question Óðinn, and the men who came with him from Asia, to see if they were gods or sorcerers. It is also one of the many names of Óðinn that are known as Óðins heiti.

Historical Persons, i.e. from Heimskringla, Saxo, sagas etc.

Gylfi (non.)
A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who promises Gefjon a ploughshare of land. He plays a much larger role in Snorri's Edda where he decides to try and discover if Óðinn and his followers are men or gods.

Source Materials:

Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas (en.)
The first edition of Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas was published in 1882.
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

Source Persons

Mabie, Hamilton Wright (en.)
b. 13th December 1846
d. 31st December 1916
Nationality: American
Occupation: author
Mabie was an author, essayist, critic, editor and lecturer.
Wright, George Hand (en.)
b. 6th August 1872
d. 14th March 1951
Nationality: American
Occupation: illustrator, printmaker and painter

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