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The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir

The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir

The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir Study Questions

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  1. Who is the stone-mason?
  2. What does the stone-mason want in exchange for building the wall around Asgard?
  3. Why do you think Loki wants the gods to agree to the stone-mason's terms? Why do you think they decide to do so?
  4. How does Loki prevent the stone-mason from finishing his job?
  5. What do you think of the gods' behavior in this story? Do they behave ethically? Why or why not?
  6. What is the result of Loki's seduction of Svadilfari? Why do you think the colt is born is so different from other colts?
  7. How this story similar to, or different from, other stories about a "Master Builder" or "Helper"? (Hint: Check out "Characters: The Jotun Stone-Mason.")

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