Alfrodull, also transliterated
and related to the name Asphodel
, is the sun
in Norse mythology
, and literally means "glory of elves
". In earlier times, the sun was thought to be a chariot driven by a girl, Sol
, and pulled by two horses, Arvak
. Sol would give off the sun's heat
, and the horses' manes
the light. The girl's passage through the sky
was due to being chased by the wolf Fenrir AKA Skoll
Before the coming of Ragnarok, the end of the world, Sol is to be caught and eaten by the wolf, but not before giving birth to a daughter who would take her place.
"Alfrodull." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online. http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/alfrodull.html Accessed February 12, 2004.