Hoddmímir's forest

"Hoard-Mímir's forest." In the eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál, Odin asks the jötunn Vafþrúðnir who among mankind shall live when the mighty winter, Fimbulvetr, shall come at last. The giant replies that Líf and Lífþrasir shall hide themselves in Hoddmímir's forest, that their sustenance shall be the morning dew, and that from them shall come new generations of man. The stanza is quoted by Snorri Sturluson in Gylfaginning (45).

Hoddmímir's forest may be another name for Mímameiðr, which in turn is could be another name for Yggdrasil.



  • Vafþrúðnismál, 45.