This is a story about a lazy housewife who unknowingly makes a deal with an ogress who will spin wool for her but the woman must guess her name by the third try.

The woman’s husband overhears the ogress, so when the ogress returns on the [[ summer solstice ]] (sometime between April 19-25), the housewife guesses correctly and defeats the ogress, who left and was never seen again.

The woman learned her lesson and wasn’t lazy anymore.

from Icelandic Folk Legends by Alda Sigmundsdottir

[[ the significance of names ]]


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