Renæssanceforum 12 • 2017
Rejsen til Geirrøds gård. En note om Saxos behandling af en norrøn fortælling
The journey to Geirrød's farm. A note on how Saxo deals with a Norse tale
The two great almost-contemporaries Saxo and Snorri have very different writing styles, but they retell many of the same mythological tales. In my paper I compare Saxo's version of Thor's journey to Geirrød with Snorri's. I wish to show that the two versions have much in common, despite the diametrically different ways in which the two writers have used them, suggesting that they could have had a common source.