The Abduction of Iðunn

Primary Sources

  • Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Bibliotek. NKS 1867 4to. 1760. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

    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.
    Þjazi (non.)
    Thjazi (en.)
    The giant who persuaded Loki to abduct the goddess Íðunn.
    Loki (non.)
    Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.
    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.
    Abduction of Iðunn Myth The myth concerning the abduction of Iðunn and the apples of immortality by the giant Thjazi with the help of Loki.
    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.
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