Heiðrún Standing on the Roof of Valhöll

Heiðrún Standing on the Roof of Valhöll

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Heiðrún (non.)
Heidrun (en.)
The goat who stands on the roof of Valhöll and eats the leaves of the tree Læraðr.

Places: Mythical

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

Plants

Læraðr (non.)
Laeradr (en.)
The tree that grows on the roof of Valhöll whose leaves are eaten by the goat named Heiðrún.

Sources

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
SÁM 66 4to (is.)
SAM 66 4to (en.)
SAM 66 4to is also known as Melsted Edda.

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.

Nouns

geit (non.)
goat (en.)
tré (non.)
tree (en.)