Skíðblaðnir

Title

Skíðblaðnir

Subject

Mighty ship owned by the god Freyr

Description

Skíðblaðnir [skeed-blahd-nir] is a mighty ship owned by the god Freyr and made by two elves. It comes from Norse mythology. References to the ship occur in the Poetic Edda, the Prose Edda, and Heimskringla, the latter two written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson.

The word Skíðblaðnir means 'assembled from thin pieces of wood'.

The ship is big enough for all of the gods to travel aboard it with war gear and weapons in tow, and, as soon as its sail is hoisted, the ship finds good wind and goes wherever it need be. It is made up of so many parts and with such craftsmanship that, when it is not needed at sea, it may be folded up like cloth and placed into one's pocket.

Creator

Two elves

Source

Norse Mythology

Contributor

Ashley Rieger

Relation

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/19400000/Viking-ship-norse-mythology-19478112-400-300.jpg

Format

Ancestral

Type

Myth

Files

Viking-ship.jpg

Citation

Two elves, “Skíðblaðnir,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed June 15, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/65.