Hyrrokkin Riding to Baldr's Funeral

Hyrrokkin Riding to Baldr's Funeral

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Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.

Giants and Giantesses

Hyrrokkin (non.)
The giantess who was summoned to push Baldr's funeral ship off of the shore because the gods were not strong enough. She arrived riding on a wolf and using snakes for reigns.

Gods and Goddesses

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
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.

Myths

Death of Baldr Myth A myth concerning an accidental fratricide. It sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand. In the Prose Edda, Snorri says that Höðr was blind.

Nouns

úlfr (non.)
wolf (en.)

Source Materials:

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.