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[surt, soo rt]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the guardian and ruler of Muspelheim, destined to defeat Frey at Ragnarok and destroy the world with fire.
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Origin of Surt

< Old Norse Surtr, perhaps akin to svartr black, with regularly changed vowel (see swart)
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Historical Examples of surt

  • First he went to Surt of Ere, and begged him to try skill with him.

    The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow

    Allen French

  • Surt is the name of him who stands on its border guarding it.

  • Surt rides first, and before him and after him flames burning fire.

  • Frey encounters 143 Surt, and heavy blows are exchanged ere Frey falls.

  • The field of battle where the gods and the hosts of Surt meet in Ragnarok.