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A mention of the female goddesses amongst the Æsir found in Gylfaginning.

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[excerpt from] Gylf ch. 35d

35d. The Ásynjur

Þá mælti Gangleri: "...

Then spoke Gangleri: 'Who are...

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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.

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(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)

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Main text: Gylfaginning

Attributes: Woman Female God Women/woman Goddess

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Text sections: SnSt Gylf 35dIII

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