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The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir
The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir

Name of the Helper Legends

Because of the initially hidden identity of the stone-mason, and the fact that he is completely destroyed once his identity is unmasked, "The Walling of Asgard"is also an example of a "Name of the Helper Legend." In these legends, a mysterious stranger helps the hero accomplish a task in exchange for something very dear, but is defeated when the hero learns his identity. The most famous of these legends is "Rumpelstiltskin."