King Óðinn

Primary Sources

  • Reykjavik: Icelandic National Library. Lbs 1341 8vo. 1700 - 1799 ?. Handcopied paper manuscript.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
anonymous
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.
Lbs 1341 8vo An eighteenth-century Icelandic paper manuscript containing an illustration of Oðinn.
Hávamál The Sayings of the High One A poem from the Poetic Edda that is only preserved in the Codex Regius. It is actually a combination of several Old Norse poems from the Viking age and the verses are attributed to Óðinn.
EdduKvæði Poetic Edda This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.
Huginn (non.)
Huginn is 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 came back. Huginn's name means "thought."
Muninn (non.)
Muninn is 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 came back. Muninn's name means "memory."
hrafn (non.)
raven (en.)