Körmt and Örmt

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Thor wades through a river while the æsir ride across the bridge Bifröst (1895) by Lorenz Frølich

Körmt and Örmt are two rivers in Norse mythology. [1]

Thor wades through Körmt and Örmt, together with two other rivers called Kerlaugar, every day when he goes to judgment at the ash-tree, Yggdrasill. The source for this reference is a strophe in Grímnismál, one of the mythological poems of the Prose Edda.[2]

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  • Lindow, John (2001) Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0-19-515382-0
  • Orchard, Andy (1997) Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (Cassell) ISBN 0-304-34520-2
  • Simek, Rudolf (2007) translated by Angela Hall Dictionary of Northern Mythology (D.S. Brewer) ISBN 0-85991-513-1

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