Þórr Fishing for Miðgarðsormr

Þórr Fishing for Miðgarðsormr

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The MyNDIR Team

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

Artifacts

Megingjarðar (non.)
Þórr's belt that doubles his strength.
Mjöllnir (non.)
Mjollnir (en.)
Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.

Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

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.

Myths

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.

Nouns

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).
Victorian (en.)
The Victorian era began with the reign of Queen Victoria and ended with her death (June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901).
belti (non.)
belt (en.)
hamarr (non.)
hammer (en.)
ormr (non.)
serpent (en.)

Source Materials:

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