Project 2 - Part A
Þrymskviða is probably the most humorous
of the Eddaic poems. The giant Þrymr steals Þórr's
hammer and refuses to give it back unless he gets
Freyja for a wife. Þórr dresses up like Freyja and
goes to Gianthome to "marry" Þrymr. This strophe
from the poem is near the end.
|Þá kvað þat Þrymr|
|Berið inn hamar|
|brúði at vígja,|
|í meyjar kné,|
|vígið okkr saman|
Your assignment is as follows.
- Translate the strophe. Don't forget
dictionary. Pay close attention to the
meaning of the verb 'vígja', occurring twice.
Write the first half of the strophe
with "the sixteen letter alphabet of
the Danish tongue"; the younger fuþark.
How does the story end?
If you do those warm-up exercises
well you are much better prepared to
tackle the next part of the project.