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In Norse mythology, Naglfari is the father of Auðr by the personified night, Nótt.[1] 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.[2] No additional information is provided about Naglfari.[3]

Rudolf Simek theorizes that Snorri invented Naglfari but states that his reason for doing so is unknown.[4]

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ William Ricketts Cooper (1876). An Archaic Dictionary: Biographical, Historical, and Mythological: From the Egyptian, Assyrian, and Etruscan Monuments and Papyri. "In Scandinavian mythology the first husband of the goddess Nott, who bare to him the deity Udr."
  2. ^ Faulkes (1995:13—14).
  3. ^ Lindow (2001:235).
  4. ^ Simek (2007:226).


  • Faulkes, Anthony (Trans.) (1995). Edda. Everyman. ISBN 0-460-87616-3
  • Lindow, John (2001). Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515382-0
  • Simek, Rudolf (2007) translated by Angela Hall. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. D.S. Brewer. ISBN 0-85991-513-1