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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Auðhumbla (non.)
Audhumbla (en.)
The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.
Fenrir (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenrisúlfr (non.)
Fenris Wolf (en.)
This is one of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Hróðvitnir (non.)
Hrodvitnir (en.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf, Fenrir, who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Huginn (non.)
Huginn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ear when they came back. Huginn's name means "thought."
Muninn (non.)
Muninn is one of Óðinn´s pair of ravens that he sends out in the morning to gather news and whisper it into his ear when they came back. Muninn's name means "memory."
Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.

Artifacts

Gjallarhorn (non.)
Heimdallr's horn that he will blow at the beginning of the Battle of Ragnarökr.
Mjöllnir (non.)
Mjollnir (en.)
Þórr's hammer that returns to his hand after he throws it.
Rati (non.)
The name of the auger that the giant Bagi uses to drill into the mountain Hnitbjörg with.

Gods

Heimdallr (xml.)
The god who guards Asgard and will blow his horn when the giants approach to begin the Battle of Ragnarök.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir in The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.

Places: Mythical

Valhöll (non.)
Valhalla (en.)
- Óðinn´s hall where men who die in battle are taken to by the Valkyries.

Sources

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
ÍB 299 4to
This is one of several manuscripts that features Jakob Sigurdsson's renderings of scenes from the Prose Edda along with a title page that is his own creation.

Creators

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.
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.

Archives

Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn (is.)
National and University Library of Iceland (en.)
Reykjavik

Nouns

hestr (non.)
horse (en.)
horn (non.)
hrafn (non.)
raven (en.)
kýr (non.)
cow (en.)
nafar (non.)
auger (en.)
úlfr (non.)
wolf (en.)