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Elder Edda - Study Guide The Song of Grotti (Grottasongr) Summary & Analysis

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Frodi acquires two women, Fenia and Menia, to work as slave-girls in his hall. The two girls are lead to the chieftain's magic grindstone and order it to grind. Frodi will not allow the girls rest until he has heard their song. The girls sing and turn the stone so that the household falls asleep. Then Menia says they will grind wealth, happiness, and many possessions for Frodi on the stone. Menia states that there will be no evil in this place even if one finds his brother's slayer strung up. Frodi says the girls may not sleep any longer than it takes him to sing one song. An unidentified speaker, possibly one of the girls speaking in the third person, says that Frodi is unwise by failing to consider the lineage of the slave girls.

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