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Thor and the Jotun Geirrod Study Questions

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  1. What do we learn about Loki's character from the events that occur during his first visit to Geirrod's hall?
  2. Why do you think that Geirrod wants to lure Thor to his hall?
  3. What do you think of Loki's agreement to lure Thor to Geirrod's hall without his weapons? What would you have done in Loki's position?
  4. Why does Loki uphold his end of the bargain with Geirrod? What does that tell us about what's important to him? To the people who wrote the story?
  5. Why do you think Thor agrees to travel to Geirrod's hall without his weapons? What does that tell us about what's important to him?
  6. What gifts does Grid give to Thor? How do they help him later on in the story?
  7. What might Thor and Loki's experience in the River Vímur symbolize? Gjálp's? Gjálp's, um, pee?
  8. Are Geirrod's daughters strong female characters? Why or why not?
  9. Does Geirrod deserve his fate? What about the rest of the giants in his hall?

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