Hermod and Skirnir
Among various subordinate Æsir, who in their own right are
enough, but who virtually serve as retainers to the others, appear
and Skirnir. Skirnir, Frey’s servant, has already been discussed.
the son of Odin, and bears the sobriquet, “the resolute”; he is
all sorts of errands and embassies. Odin himself presented his son
helmet and byrnie. Hermod is celebrated for his mission to Hel for
purpose of bringing Balder back again. It is Hermod and Bragi who
to meet Hakon the Good and to bid him welcome to Valhalla on
Andreas Munch: Norse Mythology: Legends of Gods
and Heroes. The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New
York. 1926, p. 25.
Rasmus B. Anderson (Ed.): The Elder Eddas of Saemund
Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson.
Norræna Society, London-New York. 1906.
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