Hyrrokkin Riding to Baldr's Funeral

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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.
    Hyrrokkin (non.)
    The giantess who was summoned to push Baldr's funeral ship off of the shore because the gods were not strong enough. She arrived riding on a wolf and using snakes for reigns.
    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.
    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.
    Baldr (non.)
    Balder (en.)
    The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
    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.
    Death of Baldr Myth The Death of Baldr is a myth concerning an accidental fratricide, which sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand.
    Sleipnir (non.)
    Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.
    úlfr wolf