Norsery Rhymes, Northern Mythology from A to Z
Well here we are another Thor’s Day and another 20 min sketch of a Norse (and Germanic, sometimes Celtic) mythological characters. This week it’s Biaf. Beow, Bjar, Beaw.
Sometimes read as meant to be an analog to Beowulf. Part of the Prose Edda’s odd list of genealogy, claiming links between the royal family in Troy, Norse gods, and Northern European rulers.
One of the 12 chieftains of Troy named Monon, or Munon, had Tror, who is equated with Thor who married Sibyl (Sif), who had dozens of children together. One of which was Biaf, and other was Voden, or Odin. I’ve reconciled this for myself as likely either Anglo Saxon, Germanic, Frissian, etc., royal genealogy taking on a mythical spin or just a convoluted way to tie the rulers to their gods to give them greater legitimacy.