Auðhumbla and Búri

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    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.
    Búri (non.)
    Buri (en.)
    A primal being who was released from a salty block of ice when Auðhumbla licked it and freed him.
    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.
    Ólafur Brynjólfsson (is.)
    Brynjolfsson, Olafur (en.)
    b. 1713
    d. 1765
    Nationality: Icelandic
    Occupation: priest
    Residence: Kirkjubær (farm) in Hróarstúnga, Norður-Múlasýsla, Northern Iceland
    The priest whose family fostered Jakob Sigurðsson.
    Creation Myth A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.
    Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
    Nks 1867 4to A hand-copied paper manuscript from 1760 that was produced in north-eastern Iceland and contains a set of sixteen full page illustrations from Snorri's Edda, plus four other illustrations, all of which were created by Jakob Sigurðsson.
    Auðhumbla (non.)
    Audhumbla (en.)
    The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.
    kýr cow