Svartálfaheim

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Svartálfar (black elves) +‎ heim (home)

Proper noun[edit]

Svartálfaheim ?

  1. (Norse mythology) The underground home and realm of the Svartálfar.
    • 1220c, Sturluson, Snorri. Gylfaginning (The Fooling Of Gylfe):
      "Þá sendi Alföðr þann, er Skírnir er nefndr, sendimaðr Freys, ofan í Svartálfaheim til dverga nǫkkurra ok lét gera fjǫtur þann, er Gleipnir heitir."
      (Wikisource translation: "So Alfather sent the youth, who is called Skirner, and is Frey's messenger, to some dwarfs in Svartalfheim, and had them make the fetter which is called Gleipner.")

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References[edit]

  • Wikisource:Prose Edda/Gylfaginning (The Fooling Of Gylfe) by Sturluson, Snorri, 13th century Edda, in English. Accessed Apr. 16, 2007
  • Gylfaginning in Old Norse[1] Accessed Apr. 16, 2007.
  • Mythology of All Races volume 2 : Eddic (1930, Marshall Jones Company), pages 220-221