Fasolt

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Fasolt, Fasold or Vasolt is a giant who appears in the following works:

The name Fasolt likely derives from a root similar to Old High German faso, thread, and most likely refers to the long braided hair he is described as having in the Eckenlied.[1] He may have originally been a storm demon, as evidenced by a 17th-century prayer to witches at the mountain Jochgrimm outside of Bozen to cause "ffasolt" to send storms far away.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gillespie 1973, p. 44.
  2. ^ Heinzle 1999, p. 121.

References[edit]

  • Gillespie, George T. (1973). Catalogue of Persons Named in German Heroic Literature, 700-1600: Including Named Animals and Objects and Ethnic Names. Oxford: Oxford University. ISBN 9780198157182.