the dictionary of norse mythology


HAUSTLONG A poem by Thiodor of Hvini, a ninth- or 10th-century Norwegian poet. It describes pictures painted on a shield thus is called a skaldic poem, or shield poem. The surviving 20 verses of Haustlong are pre-served in the prose edda. Thirteen of the verses tell the myth of idunn and thiazzi seven describe thor's duel with hrungnir. Both stories portray gods carrying out bold exploits against the giants of jotunheim.

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