In Grotti's Song, a folklore explanation of why the sea is salty, Grotti the grinding mill grinds up an army at the request of two gaintesses Fenja and Menja. The two giantesses want the army to kill King Frodi, the man who captured them and won't let them rest. But instead, Mysingr the Sea King takes the giantesses and Frodi with him on his ship, and orders them to grind more and more salt. Eventually the ship sinks, and is lost at the bottom of the sea forever. That is why the sea is salty.
This is a story from Norse mythology, probably told by Vikings as they sailed to new places, far and wide.
Uploaded: Apr 19, 2016
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