Header for Mallet's Edda, ou Mythologie Celtique

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                                    Mythologie Celtique

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

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


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.


Frigg (non.)
The wife of Óðinn and the mother of Baldr.
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.


Monuments de la mythologie et de la poésie des Celtes, et particulièrement des anciens Scandinaves, pour servir de supplément et de preuves à l’“Introduction à l’histoire du Dannemarc” (fr.). Jean-Henri Mallet wrote this book while he was living in Denmark. Heather O’Donoghue notes in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction that Mallet “had been commissioned by the king of Denmark to write a scholarly work specifically designed to counter existing views of Scandinavia as a backward country” (111).
Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.


Mallet, Paul-Henri
b. 1730
d. 1807
Nationality: Swiss
Occupation: author
a Swiss scholar who was appointd to a chair at the University of Copenhagen in 1750, published Introduction à l’histoire du Danemarc (An Introduction to the History of Denmark) and Monuments de la mythologie et de la poésie des Celtes (Monuments of the Mythology and Poetry of the Celts) respectively in 1755 and 1756 in Copenhagen.
de Lode, Odvardt Helmoldt (fr.)
b. c. 1726
d. 1757
Nationality: Danish
Occupation: painter and engraver