Vanir kill mimir and send back his head honir looks

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Vanir kill Mimir and send back his head; Honir looks good but is an equivocator - Odin preserves Mimir’s head, plants it by a well and consults it
Asgard’s Walls – attempt to rebuild after the war - Stranger comes along and offers to rebuild the walls in 6 months (giant in disguise) - Wages = Freya, Sun and the Moon - Gods don’t want to do this because if they lose Freya they will lose fertility o In an era where there were not a lot of humans – mothers and babies were dying often - Loki, the trickster and Odin’s blood brother, inveigles the gofds into accepting the giant’s proposal - Giant uses a stallion called Svadilfari (covers open ground; very fast) o With help from this horse, giant is near succeeding - Loki becomes a mare to distract Svadilfari and save Freya - Loki is impregnated and later bears Sleipnir, the 8-legged horse, the fastest o Horse that brings you down to the land of the dead when you die o “four men carrying a coffin” - Frustrated giant reveals himself to be a “Rock Giant” – cannot control his form due to frustration - Thor immediately smashes him into pebbles o This is the first instance of Thor (Thunder)

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