the dictionary of norse mythology

SKIDBLADNIR


SKIDBLADNIR Wooden-Bladed The magic ship made by the dwarfs sons of ivaldi, and brought to frey by loki see treasures of the dwarfs. The ship was big enough to hold all the gods and their horses and equipment, yet small enough to be folded up and put away in a pouch when not in use. It could sail over land or through the air, as well as on the sea, and has been compared to a swift-moving cloud or a magic carpet.See also ships and ship burials.

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