Þrymr and Loki

Þrymr and Loki

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


fjaðrhamr (non.) feather cloak (en.) Freyja lends her feather cloak to Loki on several occassions to enable him to fly.

Giants and Giantesses

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


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 along with the rest of the giants.

Mythological Places

Jötunheimr (non.) Realm of the giants.


Victorian (en.)The Victorian era began with the reign of Queen Victoria and ended with her death (June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901).

Source Materials:

Wonderful Stories from Northern Lands (en.)Julia Goddard's collection of retellings based on eddaic poems, sagas and ballads.
Þrymskviða (is.) Lay of Thrymr (en.) One of the mythological poems preserved in the Poetic Edda that relates the story of the theft of Þórr´s hammer by the giant Þrymr. The giant says that he will only return it if he is permitted to marry Freyja. Þórr is persuaded by the gods to dress in Freyja´s clothes and to travel to Þrymr´s court for the wedding.

Source Persons

Goddard, Julia (en.) b. 11th July 1825
d. 30th September 1896
Nationality: British
Julia Goddard was a British children's writer, animal rights activist, journalist and artist. She wrote over 25 books in her lifetime.
Weigand, W.J. (en.) b. Unknown
d. Unknown
Nationality: British
Illustrator and draughtsman whose work was published in many London magazines.