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Alvíss puts a ring around the arm of Þrúðr, by Lorenz Frølich

Alvíss ("All-Wise") was a dwarf in Norse mythology.[1]

Thor's daughter, Þrúðr, was promised in marriage to Alvíss. Thor was unhappy with the match however, so he devised a plan. He told Alvíss that, because of his small height, he had to prove his wisdom. Alvíss agreed, but Thor made his tests last until dawn, when Alviss, because he was a dwarf, was turned to stone on being exposed to the sunlight.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Alvissmol, the poem containing most of the information on Alviss


  1. ^ a b Lindow, John (October 1994), "Thor's 'hamarr'", The Journal of English and Germanic Philology: 485–503, JSTOR 27711059 – via JSTOR, (Subscription required (help))