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Loki, Hyrm, and the Frost Giants arrive at Vigrid in Asgard and prepare for battleHeimdall will blow the Giallarhorn to awaken all the GodsThe Einherjar in Valhall leave their fighting and feasting and take the field to fight against the GiantsFenris Wolf will swallow OdinOdin’s son Vidar will tear apart his jawsTyr will fight Hell hound Garm and they will kill each otherThor will slay Jormungand the Midgard Serpent but perish himself in its poisonFreyr will fight Surt but fall because he gave his sword to skirnirLoki will battle Heimdall16
The Einherjar and the Giants destroy each other in battleSurt flings fire over the earthBut Ragnarok will not be the final endEarth will rise above the ocean green and fair crops will grow unsoonSun and moon will have daughter who takes their places in the sky justas beforeVidar and Vali (Odin’s sons) will not be harmedModi and Magni (thor’s sons) will not be harmed Hod and Baldr will leave Hel and join themHrolf saga krakaDO NOTES ON THISSkaldskaparmal-Written by Snorri Sturluson-Explains the origin of poetry-Quotes verses from many other authors-He explains kennings which provide us with mythological information-Aegir comes from his island home (sea-god or giant) to visit the gods and goddesses in their hall while they are drinking-He sits beside Bragi and Bragi gets drunk and starts telling stories starting with the myth of the Theft of Idunn-In the theft of Idunn the Giant Thiassi steals Idunn but is tricked and killed-Bragi relates the myth of Skadi and her search for compensation for the death of Thiassi (her father)-Aegir is impressed and asks Bragi to explain the origin of poetry17
-Bragi relates that the AEsir and Vanir spit into a kettle to seal the truce after their war they later used the spit to make a man named Kvasir (very wise and eloquent)-Kvasir travled the world sharing his wisdom but was killed by two dwarfs, Fialar and Galar-The dwarfs mixed his blood with honey and brewed mead: they named each vat of mead (Orderir, Son, and Bodn)-The mead made from Kvasir’s blood had a special property that whoever drank from it would speak poetry-Fialar and Galar had a Giant guest named Gilling who they drowned and killed his wife by dropping a stone on her head-Gilling’s son Suttung came for vengenance killing Fialar and Galar and taking their mead-Suttung hid the mead in a cave and made his daughter Gunnlod in charge of guarding it-Odin wanted the mead of poetry-He came to field where 9 slaves were working, he sharpens their scythes and offers them whetsone therefore they all killed each other fighting for it (why Odin is God of death)-Odin calls himself Bolverk then goes to Baugi (Suttung’s brother) and offers to work in place of his dead slaves in return for mead-Baugi makes no promises but agrees to talk to Suttung-Odin/Bolverk does the work of nine men and then asks for his payment-