In eastern scandi inland noray denmark east of baltic

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In eastern Scandi, inland Noray, Denmark, east of Baltic Sea, thunder is common Ballad style o Stanza 4, 5, 7, 9 Repetition common in/typical of ballads
Strictly speaking, not a mythological poem Volund can be a super human Finn = Saami Last poem, Thor outweighs the wolf, unusual 1270 date the manuscript that contains these poems – Codex Regius Prose Edda cites many of these poems, however, but prose written 1220 So author must know these poems, so there must be oral form or another written form that is not preserved THE POEM OF VOLUND AND ALL-WISE SAYINGS Narrative, easier to understand Volund, not exclusive Scandi story: reference from poetry from German-speaking area Structure – Poem of the Volund o Prose intro Egill, Slagfidr, Volundr – Saami princes Hladgud Swanwhite, Hervor, Qlrun – swan maidens (and Valkyries) Nidudr – Swedish king 1-4 the swan maidens 5-41 volundr and nidudr + his queen, offspring o Since Saami would think would have Saami names but have Swedish names 3 princes marry swan maidens live in forest for a long time, but then swan maidens get tired of living in the forest and set off Both have characters that reclaim their freedom and independence o Although volundr captured against his will, while swan maidesn go into it in their freewill o Nidudr doesn’t realize volundr has superhuman abilities, forces volundr to make riches for him Just like the story about the magic will: Frodi Frodi forces 2 slave maidens to produce riches for him by grinding mill, and the 2 slave maidens take their revenge by fleeing The swan maidens have swan skin, take off their skin and become humans o Usu men will hide their swan skins and prevent them from turning back to swan skins o Eventually maidens will find their swan skins and regain their shape and fly off o Similar stories in northern Europe, Iceland – seal maidens, mermaids Seals – Gudmund o Set in northwestern Iceland, a lot of folklore about magic and superstition o Seal woman o Museum of Magic and Witchcraft o Necropants – source of richness, will have source of gold Need permission from living man to use his skin after death, dig him up from his burial place and skin him from waist down and also wear
it, steal gold from widow and put under scrotum of necro pants and put rune on a piece of paper and gold in scrotum; will always be able to get a gold coin; need to find someone who’s willing to take on the necro pants after, take out one leg first and the other person will put his leg in, otherwise will suffer from eternal damnation o Phallulogical museum Preserved penises of all animals that lived in Iceland, including the waters of Iceland The Swan-maidens o Seems like swan maidens are taking initiative in seducing, st 2 Nidudr took Volund’s ring and gave it to his daughter, also took Volund’s sword Said to be prince of elves, son of Finn (Saami) o People are afraid of him o Prince of elves, sts 10 and 43 o Lord of the elves st. 13 Nidudr’s (Cunning) queen says: st. 16, 17 Some legendary smiths: o Volundr o

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