Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

The song of the sibyl / Völuspá, Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

Völuspá / The song of the sibyl, is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end related by a völva addressing Odin. It is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse mythology. Völuspá is found in the Codex Regius manuscript (ca. 1270) and in Haukr Erlendsson’s Hauksbók Codex (ca. 1334), and many of its stanzas are quoted or paraphrased in Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda (composed ca. 1220 ).

Year: 2007

Size: 1300 x 800 cm