Óðinn Riding Sleipnir

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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.
    Prose Edda Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
    SÁM 66 4to SAM 66 4to Melsteð Edda Melsted Edda
    Sleipnir (non.)
    Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.
    hestr horse