Norse Mythology (Stories) - Pages 125 – 178 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 125 – 136: The subsequent story is entitled “The Mead of Poets.” The story begins at the end of the war between the Aesir and the Vanir. The Vanir are the gods of a realm called Vanaheim. When it becomes apparent that neither side can win the war, they agree to a truce. They have a feast to celebrate this truce, and the saliva of the Aesir and Vanir mingles on the feasting table. The gods decide to make a man out of this mingled saliva. The man is called Kvasir, and he possesses great knowledge and wisdom. The gods send Kvasir to travel throughout the realms in order to gather and distribute knowledge. Kvasir eventually comes across two dwarf brothers, Fjalar and Galar, who kill Kvasir and use his blood to brew a magical mead. The mead grants any who consume it the ability to...

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