The Norse Myths - Chapter 18, Hyndla's Poem; Chapter 19, Thor's Duel with Hrungnir; Chapter 20, Odin and Billing's Daughter; Chapter 21, Gylfi and Gefion Summary & Analysis

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Chapter 18, Hyndla's Poem; Chapter 19, Thor's Duel with Hrungnir; Chapter 20, Odin and Billing's Daughter; Chapter 21, Gylfi and Gefion Summary and Analysis

Freyja calls the giantess Hyndla out of her gloomy cave to venture to Valhalla. They discuss the ancestry of Ottar and Angantyr. Freyja tells Hyndla to recite the names of the ancients. Hyndla begins by turning to Freyja's boar and addressing it as Ottar. Hyndla recites the whole lineage and then Freyja asks the giantess to giver her boar memory ale. This way he will remember everything that has been said when Ottar and Angantyr meet in three days. Hyndla insults Freyja's promiscuous behavior and the goddess encircles her with flame. Hyndla gives Ottar the beer saying that he will not prosper. Freyja quickly counteracts the curse by touching...

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