The Norse Myths - Chapter 22, The Lay of Harbard; Chapter 23, The Ballad of Svipdag; Chapter 24, Thor and Geirrod Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, The Lay of Harbard; Chapter 23, The Ballad of Svipdag; Chapter 24, Thor and Geirrod Summary and Analysis

Thor comes to a deep channel and calls to the ferryman on the other side to transport him across. The ferryman begins to taunt and insult Thor. Thor asks who the boat belongs to and to know the ferryman's name. The man identifies himself as Harbard and that the boat belongs to Hildolf the wolf. Harbard refuses to come across for Thor and the two continue to trade insults. They compare great deeds in an attempt to show up the other man. Thor appears thoughtful as Harbard mentions several of Thor's deeds that a simple ferryman should not know. Harbard tells Thor that he should really hurry home because his wife is entertaining a lover...

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