Hœnir

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    Secondary Sources

    • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
anonymous
Hœnir (non.)
Hoenir (en.)
An enigmatic god who gives man his reason in the Creation myth in The Prose Edda. In Heimskringla he is one of the hostages that the Æsir send to the Vanir.
AM 738 4to Edda Oblongata This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM 738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
EdduKvæði The Poetic Edda This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.