Gunnlöð the Giant´s Daughter

Gunnlöð the Giant´s Daughter

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Artist Not Known Artist not known for this illustration in the AM738 manuscript.

Giants and Giantesses

Gunnlöð (non.) The daughter of the giant Suttungr, she guarded the Mead of poetry inside of a mountain until Óðinn found a way in and stole it.

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AM 738 4to (is.) Edda Oblongata (la.) This manuscript is known by its shelf mark AM738. However, it is also known as the Edda Oblongata because its height is unusually tall compared to its width. It was created circa 1680 by an unknown scribe.
Prose Edda (is.) Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.