Fimafeng

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Fimafeng is one of the servants of Ægir in Norse mythology. He is killed out of jealousy by Loki at a party held by his master, after hearing Firmafeng being lauded by the people for the banquet he had prepared. [1]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse name Fimafeng has been translated as 'hurrying service'.[1]

Attestation[edit]

In the beginning of Lokasenna (Loki's Flyting), Fimafeng and Eldir are praised by the people for their good job of welcoming guests to a feast for the Æsir being hosted by Ægir. Loki was jealous of the praise being heaped upon them and killed Fimafeng. This caused the gods to expel Loki from the party. Loki eventually returns to the feast and offers an elaborate series of insults (flyting) to the gods and the other servant, Eldir.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lindow 2002, p. 115.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lindow, John (2002). Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-983969-8.