Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241)

‘The dwarves emerged first, finding life in Ymir’s flesh. They were maggots at that time, but by a decision of the gods they acquired understanding and assumed the likeness of men, living in the earth and the rocks.”

  • From Snorri Sturluson’s The Prose Edda (Gylfaginning, section 14), translated by Jesse Byock (Penguin Classics, 2005).


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