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Post by Darkamber on Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:50 am

Your turn njm!

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Post by njm on Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:33 pm

Okay....

Who was hosting the feast attended by the gods in Lokasenna?

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Post by Corannhena on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:19 am

Pretty sure it was Aegir?
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Post by njm on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:48 am

You're correct. Over to you! Smile

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Post by Corannhena on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:27 pm

(hopefully this one hasn't been asked yet, i'm too lazy to read the entire thread again)

What was the ransom for Loki's having killed Otter?
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Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:05 pm

Andvari's treasure
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Post by Corannhena on Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:14 pm

Hm... I was actually looking for something along the lines of "
enough gold to cover his pelt"
. I can't remember, was the gold in question from Andvari's treasure*? (I'm going by memory here :p) Maybe I should ask a different question? (I'll have to do so later though)

*edit: if it was then you're right and can ask the next one
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Post by Just.Christine on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:12 pm

Andvari's treasure was the ring Loki forcefully took from him along with all the other gold. Andvari cursed it when Loki fled with it.
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:17 pm

Poetic Edda Bellows translation
REGINSMOL The Ballad of Regin


.....He told Sigurth of his forefathers, and also of this: that once Othin and Hönir and Loki had come to Andvari's waterfall, and in the fall were many fish. Andvari was a dwarf, who had dwelt long in the waterfall in the shape of a pike, and there he got his food. "
Otr was the name of a brother of ours,"
said. Regin, "
who often went into the fall in the shape of an otter;
he had caught a salmon, and sat on the high bank eating it with his eyes shut. Loki threw a stone at him and killed him;
the gods thought they bad had great good luck, and stripped the skin off the otter. That same evening they sought a night's lodging at Hreithmar's house, and showed their booty. Then we seized them, and told them, as ransom for their lives, to fill the otter skin with gold, and completely cover it outside as well with red gold. Then they sent Loki to get the gold;
he went to Ron and got her net, and went then to Andvari's fall and cast the net in front of the pike, and the pike leaped into the net."
Then Loki said:
1.
"
What is the fish
that runs in the flood,
And itself from ill cannot save?

If thy head thou wouldst
from hell redeem,
Find me the water's flame."

Andvari spake:
2.
"
Andvari am I,
and Oin my father,
In many a fall have I fared;

An evil Norn in olden days

Doomed me In waters to dwell."

Loki spake:
3.
"
Andvari, say,
if thou seekest still

To live in the land of men,

What payment is set for the sons of me
Who war with lying words?"

Andvari spake:
4.
"
A mighty payment
the men must make
Who in Valthgelmir's waters wade;

On a long road lead
the lying words

That one to another utters."


Loki saw all the gold that Andvari had.
But when he had brought forth all the gold, he held back one ring, and Loki took this from him. The dwarf went into his rocky hole and said:
5.
"
Now shall the gold
that Gust once had
Bring their death
to brothers twain,

And evil be for heroes eight;

joy of my wealth
shall no man win."


The gods gave Hreithmar the gold, and filled up the otter-skin, and stood it on its feet. Then the gods had to heap up gold and hide it. And when that was done, Hreithmar came forward and saw a single whisker, and bade them cover it. Then Othin brought out the ring Andvaranaut and covered the hair.
Then Loki said:
6.
"
The gold is given,
and great the price
Thou hast my head to save;

But fortune thy sons
shall find not there,
The bane of ye both it is."

Hreithmar spake:
7.
"
Gifts ye gave,
but ye gave not kindly,
Gave not with hearts that were whole;

Your lives ere this
should ye all have lost,
If sooner this fate I had seen."

Loki spake:
8.
"
Worse is this
that methinks I see,
For a maid shall kinsmen clash;

Heroes unborn thereby shall be,
I deem, to hatred doomed."


The Prose Edda

of Snorri Sturlson

Translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
SKÁLDSKAPARMAL THE POESY OF SKALDS


XXXIX.
"
For what reason is gold called Otter's Wergild? It is related that when certain of the Æsir, Odin and Loki and Hœnir, went forth to explore the earth, they came to a certain river, and proceeded along the river to a waterfall. And beside the fall was an otter, which had taken a salmon from the fall and was eating, blinking his eyes the while. Then Loki took up a stone and cast it at the otter, and struck its head. And Loki boasted in his catch, that he had got otter and salmon with one blow. Then they took up the salmon and the otter and bore them along with them, and coming to the buildings of a certain farm, they went in. Now the husbandman who dwelt there was named Hreidmarr: he was a man of much substance, and very skilled in black magic. The Æsir asked him for a night's lodging, saying that they had sufficient food with them, and showed him their catch. But when Hreidmarr saw the otter, straight way he called to him his sons, Fáfnir and Reginn, and told them that the otter their brother was slain, and who had done that deed. It Now father and sons went up to the Æsir, seized them, bound them, and told them about the otter, how he was Hreidmarr's son. The Æsir offered a ransom for their lives, as much wealth as Hreidmarr himself desired to appoint;
and a covenant was made between them on those terms, and confirmed with oaths. Then the otter was flayed, and Hreidmarr, taking the otter-skin, bade them fill the skin with red gold and also cover it altogether;
and that should be the condition of the covenant between them. Thereupon Odin sent Loki into the Land of the Black Elves, and he came to the dwarf who is called Andvari, who was as a fish in the water. Loki caught him in his hands and required of him in ransom of his life all the gold that he had in his rock;
and when they came within the rock, the dwarf brought forth all the gold he had, and it was very much wealth. Then the dwarf quickly swept under his hand one little gold ring, but Loki saw it and commanded him to give over the ring. The dwarf prayed him not to take the ring from him, saying that from this ring he could multiply wealth for himself if he might keep it. Loki answered that be should not have one penny left, and took the ring from him and went out;
but the dwarf declared that that ring should be the ruin of every one who should come into possession of it. Loki replied that this seemed well enough to him, and that this condition should hold good provided that he himself brought it to the ears of them that should receive the ring and the curse. He went his way and came to Hreidmarr's dwelling, and showed the gold to Odin;
but when Odin saw the ring, it seemed fair to him, and he took it away from the treasure, and paid the gold to Hreidmarr. Then Hreidmarr filled the otter-skin as much as he could, and set it up when it was full. Next Odin went up, having the skin to cover with gold, and he bade Hreidmarr look whether the skin were yet altogether hidden. But Hreidmarr looked at it searchingly, and saw one of the hairs of the snout, and commanded that this be covered, else their covenant should be at an end. Then Odin drew out the ring, and covered the hair, saying that they were now delivered from their debt for the slaying of the otter. But when Odin had taken his spear, and Loki his shoes, and they had no longer any need to be afraid, then Loki declared that the curse which Andvari had uttered should be fulfilled: that this ring and this gold should be the destruction of him who received it;
and that was fulfilled afterward. Now it has been told wherefore gold is called Otter's Wergild, or Forced Payment of the Æsir, or Metal of Strife.
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:22 pm

The next question:
Whose father made Loki lure Idunn from Asgard?
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Just.Christine on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:35 pm

So...was my answer correct? Or was it all of the gold together?
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Post by Just.Christine on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:47 pm

Skadi's father, Thiassi or Thiazi.
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Your answer was as good as mine, Christine, I was tangled in copy-paste the long reply after the short one.

And you won Skadi's father too!

Your turn! Smile
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Post by Just.Christine on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:05 pm

How did Freyr discover his wife Gerd?
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:57 pm

In a heap of hay?

OK it was the other H word:

One day Freyr got so bored, He dared to sit in Odin's all seeing place, the high seat called Hliðskjálf.
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Just.Christine on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:38 pm

Correctamundo! Your turn!
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:55 am

Name the Norns.
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by njm on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:08 am

Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld

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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Moon Rouge on Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:57 am

You nailed it, Nicola! Smile
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by njm on Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:15 pm

Let me see. How about...

What is the name of Hel's hall?

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Post by Darkamber on Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37 am

Hel's hall is called Eljudnir.

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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by njm on Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:45 pm

Correct. Over to you Amber.

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Post by Darkamber on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:27 am

What is the name of Odin's mother?

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Post by Just.Christine on Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:06 am

Ummmm... Is she Bestla?
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Re: Anyone want to play Norse quiz?

Post by Darkamber on Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:57 am

Correct!
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