The Ancestry of Óttarr

The Ancestry of Óttarr

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

Giants and Giantesses

Hyndla (non.) Hyndla is the giantess who Freyja consults in Hyndluljóð in order to find out about Óttarr´s genealogy.

Mythological Persons

Óttarr (Hyndluljóð) (non.) Ottar (The Song of Hyndla) (en.) The young man in the poem Hyndluljóð who askes Freyja to help him acquire knowledge about his ancestors. Freyja changes him into a boar named Hildissvini to disguise him when they consult the giantess Hyndla.


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).

Source Materials:

Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.
Hyndluljóð (non.) Song of Hyndla (en.) This Eddaic poem is not part of the Codex Regius manuscript and is found only in the late 14th century Flateyjarbók manuscript.

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.