Víðarr Slaying Fenrir

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.
Víðarr (non.)
Vidar (en.)
Víðarr was the son of Óðinn and the giantess Gríðr. It was foretold that he would avenge Óðinn´s death at the Battle of Ragnarök by killing the Fenris Wolf. He not only killed the wolf but survived the Battle.
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.
Vafþrúðnismál The Lay of Vafthrudnir Vafþrúðnir was a wise giant who was challenged to a game of wits with Óðinn because Óðinn wanted to gain knowledge about Ragnarok.
Fenrir (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenrisúlfr (non.)
Fenris Wolf (en.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
úlfr (non.)
wolf (en.)