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Gjallarbrú - Museum-Quality Matte Paper Poster

Gjallarbrú - Museum-Quality Matte Paper Poster

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In Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú, also known as the "Gjöll Bridge" or the "Bridge of Gjallar," is a bridge that plays a significant role in the afterlife and the realm of the dead.

Gjallarbrú is described as a majestic and golden bridge that spans the river Gjöll (Gjallar), which separates the land of the living from Helheim, the realm of the dead. It acts as a passage or a threshold between the two worlds.

At the entrance to Gjallarbrú stands a guardian named Móðguðr (Modgud), often described as a giantess or a fearsome female being. She ensures that only the souls of the dead who are meant to enter Helheim can cross the bridge.

Gjallarbrú serves as a prominent feature in the journey of souls to the afterlife. Those who are destined for Helheim must cross this bridge to reach their final destination. It is believed that the bridge may shake or make noises when certain individuals or creatures attempt to cross it, symbolizing the seriousness of the transition from life to death.

Helheim, the realm on the other side of Gjallarbrú, is the abode of the dead who did not die in battle but instead died of old age or illness. It is ruled by the goddess Hel, who is often depicted as half alive and half dead.

Gjallarbrú is sometimes compared to Bifröst, the rainbow bridge that connects Midgard (the realm of humans) to Asgard (the realm of the gods). While Bifröst is a symbol of connection between the realms of gods and humans, Gjallarbrú serves as a link between the realms of the living and the dead.

Gjallarbrú, like many elements in Norse mythology, underscores the importance of transition and the separation between the realms of the living and the dead. It reflects the belief that life and death are interconnected, and it serves as a powerful symbol of the afterlife journey.

Our master's edition, off-white, archival museum-quality paper, is uncoated and the superior choice for art enthusiasts who appreciate world-class quality to enjoy artworks most luxuriously.


  • The 250 gsm/ 110lb paper is perfect for fine art, designed to last for years without losing its original beauty. Our matte paper is uncoated and natural white (off-white).
  • With alkaline papermaking technology, this poster is acid-free, meaning the pH of the pulp that is used to form the paper is above 7 (neutral). The paper is also buffered with an alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralize acid compounds absorbed from the atmosphere or formed through natural aging. This ensures that your poster will last many years without any yellowing or discoloration.
  • Our poster is free from or low in OBA (optical brightener additives). This ensures that the natural white color of the paper remains consistent under different lighting conditions. In contrast, the color of papers that contain optical brighteners can shift depending on the light source. Additionally, the color of OBA-free paper remains more consistent over time so that you can enjoy the poster for years without any shifts.
  • We use FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications depending on regional availability. It’s better for the people and the planet.
  • Each poster is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives safe and secure.
  • Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. 
  • Artist: Line Heggelund
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