Rígr in Great-grandfather's Cottage

Rígr in Great-grandfather's Cottage

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Dunn-Krahn, Soph (en.)
b. 13th July 1999
Occupation: Research Assistant

Gods and Goddesses

Heimdallr (xml.)
The god who guards Asgard and who will blow his horn when the giants approach to begin the Battle of Ragnarök.
Rígr (non.)
The name that Heimdallr used when he was on a journey and stayed with three couples of different means, all of whom were childless and each of whom conceived a son after his visit.

Source Materials:

Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.
Rigsþula (is.)
Lay of Rig (en.)
An eddic poem that is not in the collection of poems in the Codex Regius manuscript known as the Poetic Edda. Rígr is identified as Heimdallr in the prose introduction to the poem and he uses the name when he visits earth and stays with a series of three childless couples over a three day period. The children born to each of the couples appear to represent the three social estates and are respectively named Þræll, Karl, Kon ungr, i.e., Thrall, Man, and King.

Source Persons

Bray, Olive (en.)
b. June 17, 1878
d. November 15, 1909
Nationality: English
Occupation: scholar, translator and editior
Residence: 17 The Boltons Kensington, London, England
Bray was one of the daughters of the high court judge Sir Reginald More Bray (1842-1923) and the novelist Emily Octavia Bray, of Shere Manor near Guildford. Little is known about Olive. She joined the Viking Society for Northern Research in 1902 and was a Vice-President in 1909. At the time of her death, she was living in the family home at 17 The Boltons Kensington. Her grave is in the Shere churchyard.
Collingwood, W. G. (en.)
b. 6th August 1854
d. 1st October 1932
Nationality: English
Collingwood was an author, artist, and a professor at University College Reading.

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Edwardian (en.)
The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).