Valkyries and Þórr

Valkyries and Þórr

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Tanngnjóstr (non.)
Tanngnjostr (en.)
Tanngnjóstr is one of the two goats who pull Þórr's chariot...
Tanngrisnir (non.)
Tanngrisnir is one of the two goats who pull Þórr's chariot.

Gods

Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In The Prose Edda Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.

Sources

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.
Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar (is.)
Olav Tryggvasons Saga (no.)
The Saga of Óláf Tryggvason (en.)
This is the seventh saga in Heimskringla.

Creators

Munthe, Gerhard (no.)
b. 1849
d. 1929
Nationality: Norwegian
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Oslo
Munthe was one of the main illustrator's for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.
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

valkyr/valkyrjur (non.)
valkyrie/valkyries (en.)
Supernatural female warriors who are closely associated with Óðinn and decide the fate of warriors. They convey those who die in battle to Valhöll to join the group known as einherjar who will fight on the side of the Gods in the Battle of Ragnarök.