Ingólfur Arnarson

Ingólfur Arnarson (HM2B6C)

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Minnismerkið um Ingólf Arnarson gerði myndhöggvarinn Einar Jönsson (1874-1954) á árunum 1902 til 1907 en merkið var ekki sett upp fyrr en 1924. Myndin sýnir landnámsmanninn í brynju með atgeir í hendi og skjöld sér við hlið. Hann stendur við öndvegissúlu með drekahöfði. Hinumegin á súlunni er mynd af Óðni með hrafna sina Huginn og Muninn. Við hlið súlunnar er lágmynd af trénu Aski Yggdrasils og bar má greina Miðgarðsorminn og hest Öðins, Sleipni.

„Þó er Ingólfur só island, skaut honn fyrir borð öndvegissOlum sinum til heilla. Honn mælti svo fyrir, oa hann skyldi byggja er súlurnar kæmu ó land." - Úr Landnámabók
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This statue by sculptor Einar Jónsson (1874-1954) shows the settler Ingólfur Arnarson. According to The Book of Settlements he and his crew were the first permanent settlers in Iceland and named the place Reykjavík (Smoke Cove) on account of billowing steam rising from the area's hot springs. Here, the settler is standing by his high-seat pillar, decorated with a dragon's head. On the other side of the pillar is the god Odin with his two ravens, Hugin and Munin. You can also see the mythological tree Yggdrasil, as well as the Worm of Midgard and Odin's eight legged horse, Sleipnir.

"When Ingólfur saw Iceland, he threw his high-seat posts overboard for good luck. He declared that he would establish himself at the place where the beam came to land." -
From the Book of Settlements
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Date Added Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
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