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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 auger that the giant Bagi uses to drill into the mountain Hnitbjörg.

Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

Auðhumbla (non.)
Audhumbla (en.)
The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.
Fenrir (non.)
One of the names for the monstrous wolf who is one of the three monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboða.
Fenris (non.)
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.)
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.)
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 come back. Huginn's name means "thought."
Muninn (non.)
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 come 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.

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.
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.

Mythological Places

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

Nouns

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

Source Materials:

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
ÍB 299 4to
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.

Source Persons

Jakob Sigurðsson (is.)
Jakob Sigurdsson (en.)
b. 1727
d. 1779
Nationality: Icelandic
Jakob was a tenant farmer, poet, scribe, and illustrator, who created full-page Edda illustrations 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.

Source Places

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