Heiðrún Standing on the Roof of Valhöll

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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.
    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.
    Valhöll (non.)
    Valhalla (en.)
    - Óðinn´s hall where men who die in battle are taken to by the Valkyries.
    SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
    Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
    Heiðrún (non.)
    Heidrun (en.)
    The goat who stands on the roof of Valhöll and eats the leaves of Læraðr.
    Læraðr (non.)
    Laeradr (en.)
    The tree that grows on the roof of Valhöll whose leaves are eaten by the goat named Heiðrún.
    Læraðr (non.)
    Laeradr (en.)
    The tree that grows on the roof of Valhöll whose leaves are eaten by the goat named Heiðrún.
    tré tree
    geit goat