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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Eyv Hál 3I

[3] dolgs Belja ‘of the enemy of Beli <giant> [= Freyr]’: Freyr slew the giant Beli using an antler in the absence of his sword, at some time before his death at Ragnarǫk at the hands of Surtr (Gylf, SnE 2005, 31-2, 50; cf. Simek 1993, 33; see Note to st. 1/9 Surts).


  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  3. Simek, Rudolf. 1993. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. Trans. Angela Hall. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite (GylfIII)


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