Þórr and Þrymr's Wedding Feast

Þórr and Þrymr's Wedding Feast

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

Artifacts

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

Giants and Giantesses

Þrymr (non.)
The giant who stole Þórr´s hammer and said that he would only return it in exchange for marrying Freyja.

Gods and Goddesses

Freyja (non.)
A fertility goddess and one of the Vanir. She is the daughter of Njörðr and the twin sister of Freyr.
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

Theft of Þórr's Hammer
This myth concerns the theft of Þórr´s hammer, Mjöllnir, by the giant Þrymir. The gods send Loki to talk to Þrymir and giant says that he will only return the hammer in exchange for marrying Freyja. Heimdallr suggests that Þórr should impersonate Freyja, and the gods persuade Þórr to go to Þrymir dressed as a bride. Þórr seizes Mjöllnir when it is brought to the wedding feast to consecrate the marriage and then kills Þrymir and the rest of the giants.

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).
hamarr (non.)
hammer (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