In English, his name is also written as Bolthorn or Boelthor.
In the Poetic Edda, it is said about Bölþorn and his children:
- Nine mighty songs I got from the son
- Of Bolthorn, Bestla's father;
- And a drink I got of the goodly mead
- Poured out from Othrorir.
- Bellows (1923:92).
- Bellows (1923:92) and Puhvel (1989:212)
- Marlene Ciklamini observed in 1962: "Since Suttungr is unanimously declared to be the possessor of the poetic mead, it is difficult to agree with Rydberg that Hávamál 140 represents Bölþorn's son as the owner. His hypothesis is based on a misinterpretation of the stanza, since Hávamal 140 represents the boast of a god who deprived his enemies of the exclusive right to magic and the ownership of the mead... Rydberg's suggestion that Mímir is Bölþorn's son is not substantiated by any source." Marlene Ciklamini, Óðinn and the Giants, Neophilologus 46:145-58 (1962), p. 151.
- Gylfaginning 5.