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Thor and the Jotun Geirrod

Thor and the Jotun Geirrod

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Thor and the Jotun Geirrod Photos

On his Way to Geirrod's
Thor crosses the River Vímur on his way to Geirrod's hall. If you look closely, you can just make out Grápr in the background, taking a pee. [Lorenz Froelich, "Thor's Journey to Geirrodsgard," in Teutonic Mythology, Viktor Rydberg ed., 1906]

He's Got Good Aim
In another encounter with a frost giant, Thor hurls his hammer into his eye instead of his stomach. [H.L.M., "Thor's Battle with the Frost Giants," in Asgard Stories: Tales from Norse Mythology, ed. Mary H. Foster. Silver, Burdett, and Company. p. 53.]

Maybe This Is Why Geirrod Saw Through His Disguise
If this is what Loki looks like as a bird, we're not surprised that Geirrod didn't buy it. [Lorenz Froelich, "Loki in Flight," in Den aeldre Eddas Gudesange, Karl Gjellerup, ed. 1895.]

A Mischievous Soul
This portrait really captures the mischievous spirit that leads to all the trouble in the myth of Thor and the Jotun Geirrod. ["Loki," in Stories from Northern Myths, Emilie Kip Baker, ed. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1914. Facing pg. 41.]

Hammer God
We certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of that hammer. [Johann Heinrich Fuessli, "Der Kampf der Thor mit der Schlange des Midgard," 1788.]

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