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Elder Edda Chapter Summary & Analysis - Grimnir's Sayings (Grimnismal) Summary

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Grimnir's Sayings (Grimnismal) Summary

King Hraudung's sons, Agnar and Geirrod, go out fishing and become stranded on an island. During their winter stay on the island Agnar is fostered by an old woman and Geirrod is cared for by an old man. In the spring the old man supplies them with a ship and the two brothers set sail for home. However, upon their return Geirrod shoves the boat back out to sea before Agnar disembarks; and since their father is dead and Geirrod is the only surviving heir, he is made king.

As it turns out the old man and woman were Odin and Frigg who each wanted their chosen man to become the mightier warrior. When the gods look down upon the boys they strike a wager to see if Geirrod has turned into a stingy ruler. Frigg sends a message to Geirrod to beware...

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