Publication details for Professor John McKinnellMcKinnell, J. (2001). ‘On Heiðr’. Saga-Book 25(4): 394-417.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0305-9219
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
This article considers the enigmatic figure of Heiðr in the Old Norse mythological poem 'Völuspá' and concludes that she is the narrator of the poem, that her name means 'heath', and that she is not the same figure as Gullveig 'the gold lady' (i.e. the goddess Freyja), but rather a sorceress who works spells for her.