Thor Goats – Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr
- 9 x 12 inch Original Etching on Copper Plate – printed on Rives BFK archival paper.
- Available in Giclée Prints in 5×7, 8.5×11, and 16×20 inches matted in Blue and Green only.
- Original Etchings in 16×20 and 18×24 inches are currently available in Blue and Green, Sepia and Custom
- For Original Etchings only: If you would like different choices of Mat Color, Paper Color, and Ink combinations – Please chose the “Custom” option in color and message me and I can work with you to create your vision
- Shipping and Handling for 5×7 inch, 8.5×11 inch and Matted 16×20 Giclée Prints are 1-3 Business Days
- Shipping and Handling for Original Etchings in 16×20 Matted and 18×24 Double Matted with Copper Remarque is 5-10 Business days and are usually made to order.
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- Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjostr – Thor Goats are apart of my ongoing Norse Mythology Series
Firstly Tanngrisnir (Old Norse “teeth-barer, snarler”) & Tanngnjóstr (Old Norse “teeth grinder”) are the goats who pull Thor’s chariot in Norse mythology.
According to the stories Thor cooks the goats, and their flesh provides sustenance for the god. Subsequently Thor resurrects them with his hammer, Mjölnir, they are brought back to life the next day.
Similarly Thor’s goats are mentioned in two poems in the Poetic Edda. In the Poetic Edda poem Hymiskviða, Thor secures the goats, and then describes them as having “splendid horns”, with a human named Egil in the realm of Midgard before Thor and the god Tyr continue to the jötunn Hymir’s hall. Lastly in the same poem Thor is referrs to him to as “lord of goats”.
Further after having killed Hymir and his many-headed army, Thor’s goats collapse, “half-dead”, due to lameness.
For example, the poem says that this is the fault of Loki. Yet that “you have heard this already”, and that another, wiser than the poet, could tell the story of how Thor was repaid by a lava-dweller with his children.
” Straightway were the goats homeward driven, hurried to the traces; they had fast to run. The rocks were shivered, the earth was in a blaze; Odin’s son drove to Jötunheim.”
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