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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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The three children of Loki; HelMiðgarðsormr and Fenrir.


[excerpt from] Gylf ch. 34b

34b. The Three Children of Loki

Angrboða het gýgur í Jǫtunhei...

‘There was a giantess called ...

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Gylfaginning, which is part of 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. Snorra Edda 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: Woman Landscape Giants Giantess marriage between god and giantess Loki as shape-shifter Death Island Woman with mead cup Women/woman Wolf Æsir

Named things:

Text sections: SnSt Gylf 34bIII


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