the dictionary of norse mythology


CAULDRON A large pot or kettle used for boil-ing. In Thor and Hymir Go Fishing, thor goes in search of hymir's huge cauldron because the gods need it for brewing ale. Later, in Loki's Mocking, see under loki, the sea god aegir gives a banquet for the gods. He brews the ale in the cauldron that Thor and tyr took from Hymir. The cauldron fea-tures in many medieval tales, especially those where witches brew magic broths.

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