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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.
    Þórr (non.)
    Thor (en.)
    In The Prose Edda he is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.
    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.
    Mjöllnir (non.)
    Mjollnir (en.)
    Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.
    Járngreipr (non.)
    Jarngreipr (en.)
    The iron gloves that Þórr uses when he wields his hammer Mjöllnir.
    Megingjarðar (non.)
    Megingjardar (en.)
    Þórr's belt that doubles his strength when he puts it on.
    glófu gloves
    hamarr hammer
    belti belt