Kvasir is the name of a mythic personage mentioned in the Norse legends. " He was so wise and knowing that no one could ask him a question which he could not answer. He was, however, entrapped and slain by two dwarfs who had invited him to a feast. With his blood they mingled honey, and thus composed a mead which makes every one who drinks of it a skald, or wise man." See Thorpe, Northern Mythology, vol. i.