The Roman God Mars Equated With Týr

Primary Sources

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

Secondary Sources

    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.
    Týr (non.)
    Tyr (en.)
    The god who put his hand in the mouth of the wolf Fenrir as pledge that the gods were not really trying to bind Fenrir but were only testing his strength. Fenrir bit off Týr's hand when they succeeded in binding him.
    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.
    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.