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The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir
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Hurstwic Norse Mythology

Here's an illustrated version of "The Walling of Asgard" from Hurstwic Norse mythology. The Hurstwic Society's mission is to educate people about the history of the Viking Age.

Timeless Myths: Asgard

Timeless Myth's account of the walling of Asgard begins with a detailed description of the Norse cosmology and provides hyperlinks for many of the characters and places involved in the story.

Historical Documents

Prose Edda: Gylfaginning

The first book of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, the Gylfaginning, or Tricking of Gylfi, contains a question-and-answer game in which Gylfi's questions reveal the nature of the Norse cosmos. The story of the walling of Asgard is found in Chapter 42.

Codex Upsaliensis

Here's an image of the first page of the Codex Upsaliensis, the 14th-century manuscript of the Prose Edda, from a page about the Early Scandinavian Philology department at Uppsala University.

Books

Prose Edda

Like it so much you want to own the book? The Penguin Classic's edition of the Prose Edda provides a modern, accessible translation by a professor of Icelandic and Old Norse studies at UCLA.

d'Aulaire's Norse Myths

A classic among mythical anthologies, with great artwork.

Kevin Crossley-Holland's The Norse Myths

Renowned young adult literature author Kevin Crossley-Holland tackles Norse mythology.

Images

Where do all of those legs go?

This artist puts six of Sleipnir's legs in front, and two in back. Hmm. we're not sure what to think of that.

Four and Four

This picture has Sleipnir with four legs in front and four legs in back. Is that how you picture him?

Audio

Chatterbox Audio Theater

Chatterbox Audio Theater offers a radio play of "The Walling of Asgard."

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