Naglfari

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In Norse mythology, Naglfari is the father of Auðr by the personified night, Nótt. Naglfar is attested in a single mention in the Prose Edda (written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson) book Gylfaginning, where he is described as one of a series of three husbands of Nótt, and that the couple produced a son, Auðr.[1] No additional information is provided about Naglfari.[2]

Rudolf Simek theorizes that Snorri invented Naglfari but states that his reason for doing so is unknown.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Naglfar, a similarly named ship foretold to set sail during the events of Ragnarök

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Faulkes (1995:13—14).
  2. ^ Lindow (2001:235).
  3. ^ Simek (2007:226).

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