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The Gylfaginning ('the deception of Gylfi') is the first part of the Snorra Edda. In a framework story Snorri tells how Gylfi, the king of Sweden, goes to Ásgarðr in disguise, calling himself Gangleri, in order to find out about the Æsir and their wisdom. In a hall he meets three gods who answer his questions: Hárr, Jafnhárr and Þriði. Finally, Gylfi hears thunder and finds himself alone on a plain. [1]


  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)