Óðinn and the Völuspá Seeress

Óðinn and the Völuspá Seeress

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Creatures: animals, birds, monsters etc.

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."

Gods and Goddesses

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 Events

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

Nouns

hrafn (non.)
raven (en.)
völva (non.)
seeress (en.)

Source Materials:

Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning (da.)
Louis Moe's illustrated retelling of the Battle of Ragnarok and the events that preceded it.
Völuspá (non.)
Prophecy of the Seeress (en.)
One of the mythological poems in the Poetic Edda. A Völva, or seeress, recites the history of the world to Óðinn. She then goes on to prophesize the destruction of the world at the Battle of Ragnarok and its rebirth after the battle. Völuspá is preserved in the late thirteenth-century Codex Regius manuscript, a.k.a. GKS 2365 4º, and in the fourteenth-century Hauksbók manuscripts, i.e., AM 371 4to, AM 544 4to and AM 675 4to.

Source Persons

Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919. Biography and Links.