Portrait of Óðinn

Portrait of Óðinn

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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.

Nouns

hrafn (non.)
raven (en.)

Source Materials:

Heimskringla (is.)
History of the Kings of Norway (en.)
This account of the history of the kings of Norway and is generally believed to have been written by Snorri Sturluson in Iceland in 1230. It begins with the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, who were the subject matter of the skaldic poem Ynglingtal, and ends with the reign of the Norwegian king, Magnus Erlingson (died 1184).
Kongesagaer (1899 ed.) (no.)
The first edition of Gustaf Storm's Norwegian translation of Heimskringla.
Ynglinga saga (is.)
Ynglingesoga (no.)
Saga of the Ynglings (en.)
The first saga in Heimskringla. It was based on the ninth-century skaldic poem Ynglingatal and concerns the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings.

Source Persons

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.
Werenskiold, Erik (no.)
b. 1855
d. 1938
Nationality: Norwegian
Werenskiold was a painter and illustrator who was in charge of the illustrations and the team of artists for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.