Auðhumbla and Búri

Auðhumbla and Búri

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Auðhumbla (non.)
Audhumbla (en.)
The primeval cow who licked the primeval being, Búri, free from a block of ice.

Gods

Búri (non.)
Buri (en.)
A primal being who was released from a salty block of ice when Auðhumbla licked it and freed him.

Myths

Creation Myth
A series of myths concerning the creation of the world, the origins of the gods, and the creation of humans.

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

kýr (non.)
cow (en.)