Óðinn Summons Vébjörg to Valhöll

Óðinn Summons Vébjörg to Valhöll

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Animals, Birds and Monsters

Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.

Events: Historical

Battle of Brávellir (non.)
Battle of Bravellir (en.)
A legendary battle described in Saxo's Gesta Danorum and elsewhere in eddaic poetry and several sagas.

Gods

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.

People: Historical

Vébjörg (non.)
Vebjorg (en.)
a shield maiden in Saxo's Gesta Danorum who died at the the Battle of Brávellir.She is the shield maiden in Louis Moe's Valkyrien who becomes a Valkyrie.

Places: Mythical

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

Sources

Danmarks Kronike (da.)
This edition of Saxo's Gesta Danorum was translated and published by Fr. Winkel Horn and illustrated by Louis Moe. Moe recycled some of his illustrations from Winkel Horn's edition of Noreges konge-sagaer.
Gesta Danorum (la.)
- Saxo Grammaticus's thirteenth century prose work concerning Danish mythology and history.
Valkyrien: Romantisk Digtning (da.)
The Valkyrie: An illustrated romance (en.)
Louis Moe's illustrated retelling of the life and death of the legendary Danish shield maiden Vébjörg.

Creators

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.
Saxo Grammaticus (la.)
b. 1150
d. 1220
Nationality: Danish
Occupation: cleric
Saxo wrote the Gesta Danorum, which is known in English as The History of the Danes . His account of mythological Norse gods and heroes is heavily euhemerized.

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.