Agnarr and Óðinn

Agnarr and Óðinn

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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.

Mythological Persons

Agnarr (non.)
The son of King Geirröðr who takes pity on the mysterious guest that Frigg has tricked the king into torturing. Agnarr takes a drinking horn to the guest who turns out to be Óðinn in disguise. Agnarr becomes king when his father accidentally falls on his own sword.
Geirröðr (non.)
The king in the poem Grímnismál who was the younger son of King Hraudung and the brother of Agnarr. After their fishing boat was washed to an island during a storm, the brothers were rescued and given shelter by an old couple who are actually Óðinn and Frigg. When the brothers set out on their journey home, Geirröðr follows that whispered advice of the old man and sets Agnarr adrift. After Geirröðr becomes king, Frigg tricks him into torturing a mysterious guest who turns out to be Óðinn in disguise. Geirröðr has a son named Agnarr who takes pity on the guest. Geirröðr dies by accidentally falling on his sword and Agnarr becomes king with Óðinn's blessing.

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Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas (en.)
The first edition of Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas was published in 1882.

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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