Fields of Gold

A sweet and lovely retelling of Skirnismal (one of my favorite lays) from Frey’s perspective. Nornoriel seems to have a similar impression regarding Gerda’s agency and power in the tale as I do. I’ve never seen it as the abduction-and-forced-marriage story that so many folks assume that it is; Gerda was in her place of power when Skirnir came to her and her agreement to meet with Freyr after was based more on not wanting to deal with his rude and hostile friend than out of fear of what Skirnir could do to her. Not to say other impressions are wrong, but they never rang true to me.

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