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Þórr joins the jotun Hymir for a fishing trip, nearly destroying the world as he hooks one of his ultimate enemies out at sea.


[excerpt from] Gylf ch. 48b

48b. Þórr Fishes the Miðgarðsormr

Gekk hann út of Miðgarð svá s...

He went out across Midgard ha...

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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.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Gylfaginning

Attributes: battle Battle Ox Bull / ox Giants Sea Sea-creature

Named things: Mjǫllnir Hymir Þórr Miðgarðsormr

Text sections: SnSt Gylf 48bIII


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