Óðinn

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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.
    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.
    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
    Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
    Huginn (non.)
    Huginn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ears when they came back. Huginn's name means "thought."
    Muninn (non.)
    Muninn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ears when they came back. Muninn's name means "memory."
    hrafn raven