This story is based on original Viking Age poems 

THE LEGEND ABOUT THE NORSE GODDESS Sun 

 
 
 
 
 

Sól - Sun - Sol -Sunna

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Long before the world became as it is today, he goddess Frigg and her husband Odin were seated in the great throne Hildskaft, looking out over the worlds. Odin began mocking Frigg claiming that one of her protégées on earth was having babies with a jötun in a cave whereas Odin’s own protégée, Geirröd, was the king of his own land. Frigg answered that she cared nothing for the likes of Odin’s protégée since he was so stingy he starved his guests. Odin claimed that this was a lie – and so Frigg and Odin made a bet and it was decided that Odin would visit king Gerröd to see for himself.

 

Now, Frigg was cunning and sent her maiden Fulla to warn the king about the upcoming visit of a stranger in a blue coat who might destroy the king. As soon as Odin arrived in his blue coat he was arrested by the king and placed between two great fires in the hall. After eight nights the king’s son Agnar, who was then only ten winters old, approached the strange man to offer him a horn of ale. As the stranger drank the fires became blazing white and his coat looked as if on fire. Odin then declared his identity, that the king had lost the goddesses and gods favor and that his time of earth was over. The king was sitting at his high seat with his sword in his lap and as he heard Odin’s words he leapt up from his seat, the sword in his knee fell with the blade up and king tripped, fell forward, and was pierced from one side to the other. Then Odin vanished and the king’s son, the only one who had showed the stranger some hospitality, ruled for a long time to come.

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Åsa Trulsson
Founder of Soldiser, designer & Norse mythology enthusiast from Skåne, Sweden.

 
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This story  is inspired by the poems Alvíssmál, Vafþrúðnismál and Giriminsmál in the Poetic Edda.   The people of ancient Scandinavia measured time in number of nights, as the word fortnight still reminds us. Thus, an event would take place in a number of nights time, not in number of days. But naturally, in these parts of the world the sun was especially cherised, then as well as now.  


The people of the North also explained the lunar and solar eclipse with the wolves having finally caught up with Sól and Máni and devoured them. Luckily, as we are aware, the deities always manage to escape, perhaps due to their exceptional horses. Day’s horse is named Skinfaxi, ‘light-horse’ and illuminates the whole sky and earth with its mane, and Sól’s stallions are called Arvakr and Alsviðr, ‘early awake’ and ‘very quick’.


 
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