Þórr´s Fishing Trip

Þórr´s Fishing Trip

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Baer, Trish (en.) b. 25th January 1952
Occupation: Adjunct Professor in Medieval Studies; Digital Scholarship Fellow in the Electronic Texts and Culture Lab; MyNDIR editor and MyNDIR-IDG (Insight Development Grant) Team Leader


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

Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

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.

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.


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.


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:

Wonderful Stories from Northern Lands (en.)Julia Goddard's collection of retellings based on eddaic poems, sagas and ballads.

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.