The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir
Themes in The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir
Little Words, Big Ideas
Lies and Deceit
OK, let’s count all the different deceptions that occur in this story. The stone-mason pretends that he isn't a giant. The gods’ agreement with him is undertaken in bad faith, since they don’...
Foreignness and the 'Other'
The gods think of the giants (called Jotuns) as 'others.' That means they're the creatures the gods think of as being completely the opposite of them, everything they're not. They feel they must pr...