the dictionary of norse mythology


SVIPDAGSMAL Ballad ofSvipdag A poem found in the poetic edda. It tells the story of svipdag, the human son of the witch groa, who seeks help from his dead mother to win the love of the beautiful giantess menglod. Modern experts believe that the existing manuscript combines two older poems, Grogald and Fjolsvinnsmal, into one story.

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