Óðinn and Baugi Drilling into Hnitbjörg

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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.
    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.
    Bölverkr (non.)
    Bolverk (en.)
    One of Óðinn´s many names that are collectively known as Óðins heiti.
    Baugi (non.)
    Suttungr's brother, who hired
    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.
    Hnitbjörg (non.)
    Hnitbjorg (en.)
    The mountain in which Suttungr hid the mead of poetry with his daughter Gunnlöð to guard it.
    Mead of Poetry Myth The mead of poetry myth begins with the war between the two groups of gods known as the Æsir and the Vanir.
    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.
    Rati (non.)
    The auger that the giant Bagi uses to drill into the mountain Hnitbjörg with.
    nafar auger