Thor goes fishing

The story of Thor’s fishing trip is a well known and popular story in Norse literature and art. Reference to the story appears in both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, as well as other poems, manuscript illustrations, and various rune stone carvings. In the poem Hymiskviða, the Æsir gods had been hunting and after they ate their prey, they had an urge to drink. The gods decided that they would need to find suitable cauldrons and brew their ale at the sea jötunn, Ægir’s home. Ægir is a sea jötunn associated with the…

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