Naglfar

Naglfar

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Naglfar (non.)
The "ship of the dead" which will set sail at Ragnarok and be captained in most sources by the giant Hymir or according to Völuspá by Loki. Naglfar was said to have been built using the uncut nails of the dead, and this belief is reflected in the custom of cutting the nails of the dead before burial in order to delay the arrival of the ship and the battle.

Events: Norse Mythology

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Anomalies

Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.

Giants

Hrymr (non.)
According to Snorri in Gylfaginning, Hrymr is the giant who steers the ship Naglfar at the Battle of Ragnarök. However, in Völuspá it is Loki who steers the ship.

Sources

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

Creators

Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.