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A mention of Sága in Sökkvabekkr found in Grímnismál.


Grí ch. 7


Sökkvabekkr heitir inn fjórði ...‘Sokkvabekk a fourth is called a...

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Grí ch. 7


Sökkvabekr heitir enn fiórði, e......

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Grímnismál is a mythological poem found in the Poetic Edda which is preserved in the Codex Regius manuscript as well as the AM 748 I 4to fragment.


Lindow (2001, p. 265) has suggested, on the basis of the etymology of the name Sága referencing the role of a seeress (Simek 2007, p. 274), that Sága and Sökkvabekkr might be different names for Frigg and Fensalir, used for the purposed of alliteration. Frigg is described as a seeress in Lokasenna.

Sága is also mentioned in Gylfaginning amongst the Ásynjur.

Lindow, John (2001). Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs. Oxford University Press

Simek, Rudolf (2007). Transl: Angela Hall. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. D.S. Brewer. pp. 273-274

(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Grímnismál

Attributes: Female Female prophetess female offers a drinking vessel to a male Female deity Water

Named things:

Text sections: Grí 7 Grí 7


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