Surtr and Freyr in Combat

Editions

  • Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange. Kjøbenhavn: P.G. Philipsens Forlag, 1895. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
Gjellerup, Karl (da.)
b. 1857
d. 1919
Nationality: Danish
was a Danish poet and novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917.
Frølich, Lorenz (da.)
b. 1820
d. 1908
Nationality: Danish
was a painter, illustrator and etcher.
Surtr (non.)
Giant with a bright or flaming sword who guards the boundaries of Muspell and leads the sons of Muspell at Ragnarok. He kills Freyr in the battle and is responsible for the fire that burns the world afterwards.
Freyr (non.)
Freyr is a fertility god and one of the Vanir. He is the son of Njörðr and the twin brother of Freyja.
Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.
EdduKvæði Poetic Edda This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.
Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange An edition of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by Lorenz Frølich.
Völuspá The Prophescy of the Seeress The first poem in the Poetic Edda.