Skírnir and Gerðr

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Emma Groeneveld
by Harry George Theaker
published on 19 April 2018

Artist's depiction showing a tale from Norse Mythology recorded in the Skírnismál in which Freyr sends his servant Skírnir to Jotunheim, the realm of the giants, in order to convince the giant-daughter Gerðr to marry Freyr. She refuses, and Skírnir ends up throwing a succession of threats at her, the last of which finally convinces her to give her love to Freyr. Illustration by Harry George Theaker for Children's Stories from the Northern Legends by M. Dorothy Belgrave and Hilda Hart, 1920.

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