Naglfar

Primary Sources

  • Moe, Louis Maria Niels Peder Halling. Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning. København, A.F. Høst, 1929. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Simek, Rudolf. Angela Hall . Dictionary of Northern Mythology. W Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007. Print.
Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.
Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.
Hrymr (non.)
According to Snorri in Gylfaginning, Hrymr is the giant who steers the ship Naglfar at the Battle of Ragnarök. However, in Völuspá it is Loki who steers the ship.
Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning
Naglfar (non.)
The "ship of the dead" which will set sail at Ragnarok and be captained in most sources by the giant Hymir or according to Völuspá by Loki. Naglfar was said to have been built using the uncut nails of the dead and this belief is reflected in the custom of cutting the nails of the dead before burial in order to delay the arrival of the ship and the battle.