Suttungr Pursuing Óðinn

Primary Sources

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

Secondary Sources

    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.
    Suttungr (non.)
    Suttung (en.)
    The giant who hid the mead of poetry in a mountain named Hnitbjörg with his daughter Gunnlöð to guard it.
    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
    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.
    skáldskapar mjaðar (non.)
    mead of poetry (en.)
    The mead of poetry was created by the dwarfs Falar and Galar from the blood of Kvasir.
    örn eagle
    mjöðr mead