Óðinn Taking Vébjörg to Valhöll

Primary Sources

  • Moe, Louis Maria Niels Peder Halling. Valkyrien: Romantisk Digtning. København: Gyldendal, 1930. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Saxo (Grammaticus). Danmarks krønike. Edited by Fr. Winkel Horn, Copenhagen: A. Christiansens Kunstforlag, 1898. Print.
  • The History of the Danes. Translated by Peter Fisher, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1976. Print.
  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valkyrien: Romantisk Digtning The Valkyrie: An illustrated romance Louis Moe's illustrated retelling of the life and death of the legendary Danish shield maiden Vébjörg.
Sleipnir (non.)
Óðinn´s eight-legged horse which Loki bore after mating with the Giant Builder's stallion Svaðilfari.