Mar del Valle | Gullveig

  • 18 Jan

  • Mar del Valle

Private commission.

In Norse mythology, Gullveig is a being attested in the Poetic Edda poem Völuspá. In the poem, a völva recalls that Gullveig was pierced by spears before being burnt three times in the hall of Hárr (Odin), and yet was three times reborn. After Gullveig’s third burning, she was called Heiðr, described as a knowledgeable and skilful völva who could perform great feats.
Some scholars have theroized that Gullveig/Heiðr is the same figure as the goddess Freyja.