Þórr Fishing for Miðgarðsormr

Þórr Fishing for Miðgarðsormr

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Jörmungandr (non.)
Jormungand (en.)
Jörmungandr is a monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Miðgarðsormr and in English as the Midgard Serpent.
Miðgarðsormr (non.)
Midgard Serpent (en.)
Miðgarðsormr is 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

Hymir (non.)
Hymir is the giant who went fishing with Þórr for Miðgarðsormr and cut the line when Þórr caught the serpent.

Gods

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 fishing for Miðgarðsormr Myth
This myth relates the story of Þórr's almost successful attempt to catch Miðgarðsormr on a fishing line.

Sources

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
SÁM 66 4to (is.)
SAM 66 4to (en.)
SAM 66 4to is also known as Melsted Edda.

Creators

Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jokob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Eddaillustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
Snorri Sturluson (is.)
b. 1179
d. 1241
Nationality: Icelandic
Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.

Nouns

belti (non.)
belt (en.)
hamarr (non.)
hammer (en.)
ormr (non.)
serpent (en.)