KS2 English: Viking Sagas. 3: Freya and the goblins - Part 2

3: Freya and the goblins - Part 2

Freya has returned to Asgard and her husband, Odur, having kissed the goblins for their necklace. When Odur hears her story he is so filled with shame that he runs from the palace and is gone.

Some days later Odur still hasn't returned and Freya goes to Odin to ask that the necklace be returned to the goblins. But Odin refuses, telling Freya she must wear it forever as a mark of her shame. Loki feels sorry for Freya - at least, that's what he tells us - and decides to 'help' her by taking the necklace. So he changes into a fly and buzzes through a crack in Freya's bedroom door while she's asleep. Then he changes into a small bird and unclasps the necklace before flying away again.

But Loki hasn't reckoned on Heimdall - the guardian of the rainbow bridge. Heimdall sees Loki making off with the necklace and catches him. Heimdall takes Loki before Odin...who decrees that the necklace should finally be returned to the goblins and that word should be sent to Odur that it is time for him to return.

Teacher Notes

This series can be used to increase pupils' familiarity with a broad range of texts and narratives, including myths, legends and traditional stories and to make connections between these and other stories they are familiar with.

It will also support a broad range of writing objectives.

Curriculum Notes

This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series: Viking Sagas

2: Freya and the Goblins - Part 1
4: Thor and the Giants - Part 1
5: Thor and the Giants - Part 2