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Skírnir tries to woo Gerd for Freyr as related in Skírnismál.
Skírnir tries to woo Gerd for Freyr as related in Skírnismál.
See Gastroesophageal reflux disease for the disease abbreviated as GERD.

Gerd, Gärd, Gerdhr, Gerda or Gerdur (Old Norse Gerðr) is a Jotun-giantess in Norse Mythology most well known as the wife of the Norse god Freyr. She is the most beautiful of all creatures and may have been a personification of soil fertility and sex. Her brilliant, naked arms illuminated air and sea. Image File history File links Gerdr_by_Theaker. ... In Norse mythology, Skírnir is Freyrs messenger and vassal. ... This 19th century representation of Freyr shows him with his boar Gullinbursti and his sword. ... AM 748 I 4to, one of the two manuscripts to preserve Skírnismál, has notes on the margin indicating the speaker of each verse. ... It has been suggested that heartburn be merged into this article or section. ... The giants Fafner and Fasolt seize Freyja in Arthur Rackhams illustration to Richard Wagners version of the Norse myths. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... This 19th century representation of Freyr shows him with his boar Gullinbursti and his sword. ... Soil fertility is the characteristic of soil that supports abundant plant life. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Gerd is daughter of Gymir and Aurboða. She also has a brother named Beli who is leader of the Barking Giants. Gerd is included among the Ásynjur in Snorri Sturluson's Edda. According to the Ynglinga saga she was the mother of Freyr's son Fjölnir who succeeded Freyr as ruler of Sweden. In Norse mythology Ægir is a giant and a king of the sea. ... Aurboða (anglicized Aurboda) is in Norse mythology a giantess. ... Beli Mawr (Beli the Great) was a Welsh ancestor deity. ... ... Snorri Sturluson (1178 – September 23, 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. ... The Edda are collections of poetically narrated folk-tales relating to Norse Mythology or Norse heroes. ... The Ynglinga saga was originally written in Old Norse by the Icelandic poet Snorri Sturluson about 1225. ... humouristic image by Albert Engström (1869-1940): Fjölnir, Fjölner or Fjolner was a Swedish king of the House of Yngling, at Gamla Uppsala. ...


In the Skáldskaparmál Gerd is named along with Jörd, Rind, and Gunnlöd as rivals of Odin's wife Frigg, these other three being among those whom Snorri Sturluson elsewhere relates that Odin had bedded. Gerd in this list is probably an error for Gríd who is otherwise conspicuously absent. The second part of the Younger Edda of Snorri Sturluson the Skáldskaparmál or language of poetry is effectively a dialogue between the Norse god of the sea, Ægir and Bragi, the god of poetry, in which both Norse mythology and discourse on the nature of poetry are intertwined. ... Jord was, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the Earth. ... In botany, a rind is the thick outer skin of various structures such as fruit. ... In Norse mythology, Gunnlod was a daughter of Suttung, who was set guard by her father in the cavern where he housed the mead of poetry. ... For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ... Frigg spinning the clouds In Norse mythology, Frigg (Eddas) or Frigga (Gesta Danorum) was said to be foremost among the goddesses, 1 the wife of Odin, queen of the Æsir, and goddess of the sky. ... In Norse mythology, Gríðr (sometimes Anglicized Grid) was a giantess who, aware of Lokis plans to get Thor killed at the hands of the giant Geirrod, sets out to help him by supplying him with a number of magical gifts. ...


Her name is probably from gerða 'to fence in' related to garðr 'enclosed space' cognate with the English word yard and (through Danish) of the English word garth. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The account of her wooing is given in the poem Skírnismál. She never wanted to marry Freyr, refused his proposals (delivered through Skirnir, his messenger) even after bringing her eleven golden apples and Draupnir. Skirnir finally threatened to use Freyr's sword to cover the earth in ice and she agreed to marry Freyr. AM 748 I 4to, one of the two manuscripts to preserve Skírnismál, has notes on the margin indicating the speaker of each verse. ... In Norse mythology, Skírnir is Freyrs messenger and vassal. ... Species Malus domestica Malus sieversii Apple is the fruit (pome) of the genus Malus belonging to the family Rosaceae, and is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. ... Draupnir is a golden arm ring possessed by Odin, the ruling god of Norse mythology. ...


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  • Bartleby: American Heritage Dictionary: Indo-European Roots: gher-¹
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