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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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The tale of Þórr and Útgarðaloki tells of one of Þórrs travels to Útgarðr, facing many challenges and confrontations on the journey and in the hall of the mighty Útgarðaloki.

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[excerpt from] Gylf ch. 44b

44b. Þórr and Útgarðaloki

Þat er upphaf þessa máls at Ǫ...

The beginning of this busines...

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Snorra Edda was composed in Iceland in the 13th century, and holds the stories of many of the Pre-Christian myths of northern Europe. It is believe to have been composed by the Icelander Snorri Sturlusson. It consists of three separate parts, Gylfaginning, Skaldskápamáland Háttatal, all functioning together as a greater work and guide for the aspiring medieval poet and storyteller.

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(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)

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Main text: Gylfaginning

Attributes: Feast Goat Giants Fire Travel Sea

Named things: Mjǫllnir Þórr Miðgarðsormr Loki Logi

Text sections: SnSt Gylf 44bIII

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