Edda Title Page

Primary Sources

  • Reykjavik: Icelandic National Library. ÍB 299 4to. 1764. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
Snorri Sturluson (is.)
b. 1179
d. 1241
Nationality: Icelandic
Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.
Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jokob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Eddaillustrations in hand-copied paper manuscripts in Iceland in the eighteenth century.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir is The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.
Heimdallr (xml.)
The god who guards Asgard and will blow his horn when the giants approach to begin the Battle of Ragnarök.
Valhöll (non.)
Valhalla (en.)
- Óðinn´s hall where men who die in battle are taken to by the Valkyries.
ÍB 299 4to This is one of several manuscripts that features Jakob Sigurdsson's renderings of scenes from the Prose Edda along with a title page that is his own creation.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
ÍB 299 4to This is one of several manuscripts that features Jakob Sigurdsson's renderings of scenes from the Prose Edda along with a title page that is his own creation.
Huginn (non.)
Huginn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ears when they came back. Huginn's name means "thought."
Muninn (non.)
Muninn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ears when they came back. Muninn's name means "memory."
Mjöllnir (non.)
Mjollnir (en.)
Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.
Rati (non.)
The auger that the giant Bagi uses to drill into the mountain Hnitbjörg with.
Gjallarhorn (non.)
Heimdalr's horn that he will blow at the beginning of the Battle of Ragnarökr.
Auðhumbla (non.)
Audhumbla (en.)
The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.
Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.
Fenrir (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenrisúlfr (non.)
Fenris Wolf (en.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monsterous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Hróðvitnir (non.)
Hrodvitnir (.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf, Fenrir, who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
nafar auger
kýr cow
horn
hestr horse
hrafn raven
úlfr wolf