"Day." The personification of the day in Norse mythology. He is the son of Dellingr, according to the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, with the latter adding that he is Dellingr's son by Nótt, and that he was radiant and fair like his father. The Alföðr took Nótt, and Dagr her son, and gave to them two horses and two chariots, and sent them up into the heavens, to ride round about the earth every two half-days. Dagr's horse is called Skinfaxi.

The name also appears as that of a legendary king, a son of Hálfdan, from whom come the Dagling dynasty, according to Snorri Sturluson; and as that of the brother of Sigrún (see Dagr).



  • Gylfaginning, 10.
  • Hrafnagaldr Óðins, 24.
  • Vafþrúðnismál, 12, 25.