A lovely preparation for the bride of a god, including cowslip-ruby bejewelled acorn cups. 

Some stole the light from glow-worms’ tails, and wove it into a necklace, and others pulled the ruby spots from cowslip leaves, to set with jewels the acorn cups that Gerda was to drink from.

See also Dorothy Wordsworth’s assessment of what makes for a fine fairy goblet.

Source: A. and E. Keary, The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology, illus. by C. E. Brock (London: Macmillan, 1972 (1930)), pp.  103-04

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