About Gjallarhorn

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In Norse mythology, Gjallarhorn (Old Norse: [ˈɡjalr̩horn], "hollering horn" or "the loud sounding horn") is a horn associated with the god Heimdallr and the wise being Mímir. Gjallarhorn is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional material, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson.


Gjallarhorn is attested once by name in the Poetic Edda while it receives three mentions in the Prose Edda:

Prose Edda

In the Prose Edda, Gjallarhorn is mentioned thrice, and all three mentions occur in Gylfaginning.

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