Heiðrún Standing on the Roof of Valhöll

Primary Sources

  • Reykjavik: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum. SÁM 66. 1765. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Driscoll, Matthew. The view From the North: Some Scandinavian digitisation projects Review of the National Center for Digitization. 4 (2004): 22 - 30. Print.
  • Sigurðsson, Gísli. The Last Manuscript Home? The Manuscripts of Iceland. Gísli Sigurdsson and Vésteinn Ólason . Reykjavik: Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland, 2004. 179 - 186. Print.
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