Óðinn and Baugi Drilling into Hnitbjörg

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.
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.
Bölverkr (non.)
Bolverk (en.)
One of Óðinn´s many names that are collectively known as Óðins heiti.
Baugi (non.)
Suttungr's brother, who hired
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.
Hnitbjörg (non.)
Hnitbjorg (en.)
The mountain in which Suttungr hid the mead of poetry with his daughter Gunnlöð to guard it.
SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
Mead of Poetry Myth The mead of poetry myth begins with the war between the two groups of gods known as the Æsir and the Vanir.
Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Rati (non.)
The auger that the giant Bagi uses to drill into the mountain Hnitbjörg with.
nafar auger