Fenja and Menja are the two female giants captured from Sweden by Danish King, Frodi so that they could grind his mill 'Grotti'.
Fenja and Menja sank to the bottom of the sea with Grotti after being captured by the Sea King, and they continue to grind salt to this day. In Orkneys and Norse mythology the mill and gaintesses are why the oceans are salty and why ships get pulled into whirlpools and maelstroms.
Painted in gouache.
Uploaded: Apr 19, 2016
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