Víðarr the Silent

Víðarr the Silent

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Víðarr (non.)
Vidar (en.)
Víðarr was the son of Óðinn and the giantess Gríðr. It was foretold that he would avenge Óðinn´s death at the Battle of Ragnarök by killing the Fenris Wolf. He not only killed the wolf but survived the Battle.


AM 738 4to (is.)
Edda Oblongata (la.)
This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM 738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
Poetic Edda
This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.