Auðhumbla and Búri

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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.
    Búri (non.)
    Buri (en.)
    A primal being who was released from a salty block of ice when Auðhumbla licked it and freed him.
    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.
    SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
    Creation Myth A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.
    Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
    Auðhumbla (non.)
    Audhumbla (en.)
    The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.
    kýr cow