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The Lovers

Sif's wedding anniversary was approaching,
And Thrudr wondered
What to get for her mother
As an anniversary gift.

After thinking long and hard,
Thrudr came up with
What she thought was a great idea.

She would travel to Svartalfheim,
To see the dwarf Dvalin,
Who made her mother's hair,
To ask him if he could make
A golden comb for her mother.

One early one morning Thrudr
Made her way down to see Dvalin,
When she found him,
Thrudr explained what she had planned.

Dvalin agreed to make the comb for Thrudr,
She could not have been any happier,
She just knew her mother would be very happy with the comb,
To receive it.

Dvalin told Thrudr,
Come back in a few days,
And I will have it ready for you.

On her way home,
Thrudr was waylaid by one of the dwarves,
Hey! What brings you down to these parts? asked the dwarf.

Wanting to remain friendly,
Thrudr said, I came to have a gift made for my mother,
That's a thoughtful daughter indeed, said the dwarf.

My name is Alvis, said the dwarf,
What might your name be?
I am called Thrudr, she told the dwarf.

Soon they both sat
In deep conversation.
As time wore on,
Alvis' sweet way with words
Made it's way into Thrudr's heart.

Hours later, Thrudr
Finally bid farewell to Alvis,
And made her way home.

A few days later,
She made her back to Svartalfheim,
As promised, Dvalin had the comb ready,
Thrudr said, I haven't seen anything so beautiful in my life.

Thanking Dvalin and making her way up to the surface,
Thrudr ran into Alvis,
They then talked for hours.
When she was ready to leave,
She said she would come back and visit him soon.

Over the next few months Thrudr made many trips,
Down to see Alvis,
The two fell fast in love,
And no longer wished to be apart.

It was not because of his looks,
Alvis was your typical dwarf,
But it was his way with words
That made their way into Thrudr's heart.

Once she had overheard her father,
Saying that he was going on a trip to Jotunheim,
She decided she did not wish to be apart any longer.

She told Alvis to come to Asgard,
When he got there they would
Show the Aesir and the Asynjur
How much they loved each other,
And wanted to get married.

The rest as you know is history:
Thor would never stand
Letting his beloved daughter marry a dwarf,
No matter how wise he was.

Robert Etter

Author of "A Devotional: Honoring Thor and Family" and "Thor, Midgard's Veurr, and the Fylgja",
Both together in one book:
Thor, God Of The Common Man

Image: "Dwarf" by Rotox, 2006. Released into the Public Domain.

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