"Mature." The daughter of an unnamed husbandman, at whose home Thor and Loki received lodging. In the evening, Thor slaughtered his goats and shared them with his hosts. Röskva's brother Þjálfi split the thigh-bone of one to get at the marrow. When the goats were restored to life the following morning, Thor noticed that one of them was lame in the hind leg, and he became very angry. The husbandman offered his two children in recompense and they became Thor's bond-servants and follow him ever since. Þjálfi and Röskva accompanied Thor and Loki on their trip to the hall of Útgarða-Loki.

Röskva is also mentioned in the tenth-century skaldic poem Þórsdrápa by Eilífr Goðrúnarson. A kenning for Thor is Master of Þjálfi and Röskva.



  • Gylfaginning, 44, 45.