Heimdallr and the Gjallarhorn

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.
    Heimdallr (xml.)
    The god who guards Asgard and will blow his horn when the giants approach to begin the Battle of Ragnarök.
    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.
    Gjallarhorn (non.)
    Heimdalr's horn that he will blow at the beginning of the Battle of Ragnarökr.
    horn